Geneva
16 August 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Verizon takes eight


Verizon has laid claim to eight parked domains after a World IP Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center panel found that the original registrations were filed in bad faith.

The disputed domain names all used the Verizon trademark alongside various gTLDs. All of the domains ended with ‘Canada’, while some incorporated the word ‘wireless’.

Sole panellist David Perkins said this use was evidence of bad faith, as the Verizon trademark has a strong reputation and is widely known worldwide.

Coupled with the fact that Perkins found the original registrant had no rights or legitimate interests in the domain, as well as a lack of response or evidence from the registrant, Perkins transferred all eight domains to Verizon.

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