Monday, May 9, 2022

#475 - dalkia.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant is in the business of real estate management, construction, repair, insurance, and finance and owns the DALKIA registered trademark.  The Registrant did not respond to the Complaint. 

The Panel found that while there was no evidence of actual phishing or misuse, bad faith was inferred because of the existence of an MX record for the disputed domain name (in light of the uniqueness and lack of third-party use of the DALKIA trademark).  

You can read the decision here

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

#474 - mailchimp.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant owns the MAILCHIMP trademark, which was in use in Canada prior to the registration of the Domain Name. The Registrant did not respond to the Complaint. 

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because there was a pattern of abusive registrations. Further, the Registrant is using the web site to resolve to a coupon website he founded, clearly attempting to increase website traffic to advance his business interests. 

You can read the decision here.

Monday, April 25, 2022

#473 - equfax.ca; eqifax.ca; and quifax.ca - transfer granted

The Complainant owns the EQUIFAX trademark registered for use in association with credit reporting services. The Registrant did not respond. 

The Domain Names were used by web sites advertising services of the Complainant's competitors.  The Panel found that the clear "typosquatting" domain names were registered in bad faith. 

You can read the decision here.


Friday, April 22, 2022

#472 - smsequipment.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

 The Complainant markets, sells and services a broad range of heavy-duty equipment serving the forestry, mining, light construction, and roadbuilding industries under the name SMS EQUIPMENT (registered trademarks in Canada in July, 2015). 


The Complainant submitted that the Registrant was a partner of the Complainant's direct competitors.  In a supplemental submission, the Complainant submitted evidence that the Domain Name was used in an attempted fraud.   


The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith - because the intention at the time of the registration of the Domain Name was to create a likelihood of confusion with the Complainant's SMS EQUIPMENT marks (as to source).  

You can read the decision here

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

#471 - Lamborghini.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant is the owner of the highly popular LAMBORGHINI trademark registered for use in association with luxury sports cars. The Registrant did not respond to the Complaint. 

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because it was being used as a pay-per-click site and was listed as being for sale in the amount of $28,000.00. 

You can read the decision here.

Friday, March 4, 2022

#470 - waycon.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant owns the WAYCON trademark, used in association with metal fabrication and industrial equipment manufacturing.  The Domain Name was not active. 

The Panel found that the Domain Name was filed in bad faith, including because the Registrant did not provide accurate information in its registration of the Domain Name. 

You can read the decision here.  

Thursday, January 13, 2022

#469 - unibet.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

 The Complainant is one of the largest online gambling companies in the world and owner of the UNIBET trademark registered in Canada in 2003. The Registrant did not respond to the Complaint.

Although not a typical squatter that activity solicits the legitimate rights owner, the Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because the landing page included a general offer to sell the Domain Name for a sale price of $2,000.00USD. 

You can read the decision here