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Novozymes A/S v. Tom Zhu

Resolution Canada Case No. 1149, April 22, 2014


Domain Name:  <novozymes.ca>


Complainant makes biotechnological products including enzymes; it has a registered registered Canadian trademark for NOVOZYMES. Respondent registered the domain name <novozymes.ca> which is linked to sites of competitors. Respondent did not defend the Complaint. The domain name is also for sale with Sedo. Clear case of confusing similarity, bad faith registration based on intention to resell under 3.5 and absence of legitimate interest.