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easyGroup successfully acquires easyTech domains from brand thief

    easyGroup was successful in acquiring the domain names and from a brand thief who had previously registered them. The respondent was directed to transfer ownership of both domain names to easyGroup in conclusion.

    The successful grounds included:

    1. easyGroup has rights in respect of a name or mark which is identical or similar to the Domain Names
    2. in the hands of Kevin Adams the domain names were abusive registrations because:
      • easyGroup‘s mark has a reputation and the Respondent has no reasonable justification for having registered the Domain Names,
      • The Respondent is engaged in a pattern of registrations which correspond to well-known names or trademarks in which the Respondent has no apparent rights and that the Domain Names are part of that pattern,
      • The Respondent is using or threatening to use the Domain Names in a way which has confused or is likely to confuse people or businesses into believing that the Domain Names are registered to, operated by or authorised by, or otherwise connected with easyGroup,
    3. the Respondent has registered the Domain Names as blocking registrations in respect of the trademark “easyTech

    Please click here to view details of the decision