This case flies in the face of a seemingly growing trend in cybersquatting domain name disputes. More often than not, when a large company challenges ownership of a domain name that bears the company’s trademark somewhere in the web address that company is awarded the ‘infringing’ domain name. Actually, this is exactly what happened initially in the dispute over ownership of www.Canadian.biz.
The norm in recent court rulings involving internet litigation has been to reinforce a trend in cybersquatting disputes being decided in favor of large companies. Following are some examples of representative of this trend;