lnstagram.eu to be deleted after UDRP at the WIPO

The domain lnstagram.eu was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is Instagram, LLC of Menlo Park, California, and there is no doubt that INSTAGRAM is by now a famous trademark. The domain was ordered to be deleted, because that first letter isn’t an “i” but an “l.” This type of visual […]

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GreaterAustinRealty.com UDRP : Non-famous trademark against DBA name holder

The domain greateraustinrealty.com was challenged via a UDRP at the WIPO, and it all came down to valuating a weak trademark, versus the Respondent’s business alias (DBA.) “Greater Austin Realty” is a trademark held by the Complainant in this case, Real Estate Edge, LLC of Cedar Park, Texas. According to the UDRP: The Complainant is […]

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Adventum.com : Another UDRP squashed by John Berryhill

IP attorney, John Berryhill, squashed the dreams of yet another aggressor; the UDRP against Adventum.com, a 1999 domain registration, failed at the WIPO. The Complainant is Adventum Real Estate, S.L. of Madrid, Spain, represented by Lerroux, Spain. The Complainant owns a Spanish trade mark registration for ADVENTUM under number M-3011914 which was filed on December […]

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John Berryhill saves JDM.com from WIPO aggressor with RDNH finding

IP attorney, John Berryhill, scored again; the domain JDM.com was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant was J.D.M. Software B.V. of Maassluis, the Netherlands. The Complainant is the owner of Benelux Trademark No. 1004796 for JDM in respect of a range of software and computer related goods and services in International […]

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Mike Mann wins UDRP for domain SheSafe.com and jacks up price tenfold!

Domain investor, Mike Mann, won a UDRP brought against his domain SheSafe.com. The Complainant is Shesafe Pty Ltd of Malvern East, Victoria, Australia, operating a service of women drivers for women passengers, via the domain Shesafe.com.au. According to the UDRP: The Domain Name was originally registered on July 24, 2014, and acquired by the Respondent […]

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MarketSquare.com : 22 year old domain was challenged via the UDRP process

The domain name MarketSquare.com was registered in 1995, making it 22 years old today. And yet, a company challenged its ownership, by filing a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. Complainant MarketSquare, Inc. DBA MarketSquare registered the MARKETSQUARE mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2017. The Respondent’s internal counsel surely had […]

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Cashplus.com UDRP : Domain predates European trademark – end of story

If only all UDRP decisions were as clean cut as that about Cashplus.com. The 2009 domain registration was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum, by Advanced Payment Solutions Limited. The British company, claimed that its 2010 trademark for CASHPLUS along with the alleged “non use” of the domain by the Respondent, should grant them ownership […]

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Melinda Gates wins her matching .ORG domain via the UDRP process

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has done extraordinary humanitarian work over the years. Founded in 2000 by Bill and Melinda Gates, it is said to be the largest transparently operated, private foundation in the world. Due to the personal financial prowess of the Gates’s, the domain MelindaGates.org was registered by a third party, six […]

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Chambong dot .com UDRP fails as domain was registered a decade before trademark

Chambong.com became the focus of an incredulous UDRP by the .CO operators; the domain was registered in 2005, according to DomainTools. Randy A. Leslein of Seattle, Washington, filed a UDRP at the WIPO, alleging that the Chambong.com owners infringed on their trademark. Only problem is, the CHAMBONG mark was registered in 2015, a full 10 […]

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Splunk UDRP : Malware spreading from bogus domain

The IDN domain spłunk.com has been used to spread malware and perform phishing attacks, riding on the coat-tails of the real Splunk brand. Splunk Inc. of San Francisco, filed a UDRP to take over the domain, which translates as xn--spunk-l7a.com in ASCII. The decision: Transfer the domain. Details follow: Splunk Inc. v. Super Privacy Service […]

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Sport.cat : Catalunya domain lost in trademark dispute

Catalunya is seeking independence from Spain, and the domain Sport.cat has been lost via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Ediciones Deportivas Catalanas, SA, domiciled in Barcelona, ​​Spain, represented by EMME & PI, Spain. They possess a number of trademarks for “SPORT” and “SPORTS” dedicated to the edition of books, magazines and newspapers, among which […]

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German trademark holder grabs lowa.com via the UDRP process

The aged domain lowa.com has been grabbed by a German company founded in 1923. According to the Complaint,  Lowa Sportschuhe GmbH is a leading manufacturer of footwear, in particular hiking, skiing and mountain boots, which sells its “Lowa” branded goods in more than 50 countries worldwide. The domain lowa.com was registered in 2005, and its […]

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