Domain UDRP : A four letter word you can’t say on the Internet

The most abominable, four letter word you cannot say on the Internet, or the domainer community, does not start with an “F.” “UDRP” speaks volumes in the domain name industry, and it stands for Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. A UDRP is the process by which a trademark holder petitions ICANN, the international governing body of […]

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Jireh.com : Canadian company manages to grab 1995 domain via the UDRP process

Jireh.com was registered in 1995, and it was just lost via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Jireh Industries Ltd., a Canadian company. In 2016, the Complainant filed applications to register the JIREH mark in Canada and the US, asserting common law rights to the mark going as far back as in 1983. In this […]

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Normann.com : Reverse Domain Hijacking decision for unjust UDRP

The UDRP against the aged domain Normnann.com ended up with a RDNH finding. Its Danish registrant, Peter Normann, has held the domain since its registration 21 years ago; the Complainant was Normann Copenhagen ApS of Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the UDRP: The Complainant was established in 1999 and has grown to be one of the […]

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Fazeclan.com : Group of gamers get domain in UDRP

Gaming is a serious business these days, and a gaming group called FazeClan just got the domain Fazeclan.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant is FazeClan Inc. of Plainview, New York, represented by Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP. While the group of gamers asserts they first started using the term in 2010, they applied […]

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NamePros : Heidi Powell .com domain case raises the issue of domains as property

An ongoing thread over at NamePros raises, once again, the issue of whether domain names are property. Contributing his vast knowledge on the subject of domain law, IP attorney and recent grandfather, John Berryhill, states: “And here we come to one of my pet peeves – the irrational insistence by some domainers that domain names […]

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Iceland.co.uk domain in danger after Iceland – the country – files lawsuit; is .COM next?

Iceland, the European country, has filed a lawsuit against an aged British supermarket chain, Iceland Foods. The country’s government announced that it has taken legal action against the supermarket chain, on behalf of its businesses and people. In a statement, the government of Iceland revealed its goal is to ensure the right of Icelandic companies […]

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“Get real!” says Respondent to WIPO UDRP

Frustration and anger over the UDRP against the domain name, axadacca.com, was evident; its owner had a couple of things to say to the WIPO. According to the case, AXA SA of Paris, France, claimed that its “AXA” mark was violated in this case, and brought a complaint against the domain’s owner. Mr. Surridge of […]

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SOLINK : Chinese domainer defends domain against UDRP

Gone are the days that Chinese domain investors failed to produce a response, when faced with a UDRP against their assets. In a case involving the domain Solink.com, the Respondent succeeded to fend off the Complainant’s demands. Solink Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, claimed rights to the SOLINK mark. According to the UDRP: “The Complainant […]

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Trademarks, copyrights and lunch : Educational seminar with Daliah Saper

IP attorney Daliah Saper of Saper Law will be hosting an educational seminar on July 26th. The subject: Trademarks and Copyrights 101. Learn the basics and more, while having lunch with an expert IP attorney, at the Saper Law Offices in Chicago. According to their invitation: “If you recently created a new business entity and […]

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Another LLLL .com got bagged at the WIPO : ETHZ.com lost via UDRP

An aged, four letter .com was lost in a UDRP filed by a company that claimed rights to its expanded acronym. ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) filed a UDRP against the domain name ETHZ.com, alleging that the “ETH” part of their mark was fully incorporated into the domain. Using the same […]

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Doctrine of laches : Successful use in fighting back UDRP for Dynocom.com

During a UDRP process against the domain name, Dynocom.com, the Respondent successfully utilized the “doctrine of laches” in their defense. What is the doctrine of laches and how does it affect domain ownership challenges? According to Wikipedia: “The essential element of laches is an unreasonable delay by the plaintiff in bringing the claim; because laches […]

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Turkish delight : UDRP against Sarten.com defended by Howard Neu

We follow UDRP filings closely, and as part of our observations we’ve noticed an increase in UDRP filings by Turkish companies. In a case involving the domain name Sarten.com, IP attorney and THE Domain Conference founder, Howard Neu, successfully defended the domain on behalf of the Respondent. Stanley Pace, domain investor and owner of Sarten.com, […]

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