Monday, August 23, 2021


 The Complainant is the owner of the highly popular FIDELITY INVESTMENTS trademarks in Canada.  The Complainant alleges that the Registrant is using the Domain Name in a malicious scam phishing campaign.  

Unfortunately, and despite the Registrant's failure to respond, the Panel found that the word INVESTMENTS (a common English word) is disclaimed apart from the trademark and therefore the Domain Name is not likely to be mistaken for the FIDELITY INVESTMENTS trademark. 

You can read the decision here

Wednesday, August 4, 2021


The Complainant owns the highly-popular ENTERPRISE trademark, used in connection with car rental and leasing services.  The Registrant did not respond.  Interestingly, an affidavit was filed by the 'contact person' listed as the Registrant, who confirmed that it did not register the Domain Name and is not affiliated with it, nor the listed email address.  This adds to the growing list of 'Registrants' that are using names, business names, and/or addresses of Canadians in an effort to satisfy presence requirements - an obvious issue that CIRA must address as the problem continues to grow.

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith especially in light of the Registrant's failure to provide accurate registration information with respect to the Domain Name.  

You can read the decision here.