All your domains are come from us : XYZ trademark application

Domain trademarks are good to have, and the XYZ Registry has applied for a mark on a phrase that’s a meme variant: “All your domains are come from us.” The phrase is grammatically incorrect intentionally, and we’re not trying to be a grammar nazi; it’s just the way it is. The applied for trademark is […]

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Trademarks : Domains are the root of all evil!

It’s amazing what types of names and brands people come up with, in the process of trying to be creative. A while back, we noted the trademark application for Raj Domains, at the USPTO. That application has now been granted, and Raj Domains is a registered trademark. Congratulations, Raj! Meanwhile, Evil Headquarters LLC, a company […]

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‘The Domain’ trademark application denied; Popular domain blog is safe

The trademark application for ‘The Domain’ has been denied, after it was deemed to cause confusion.   According to the USPTO: “Trademark Act Section 2(d) bars registration of an applied-for mark that so resembles a registered mark that it is likely that a potential consumer would be confused, mistaken, or deceived as to the source […]

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Black & Decker and Dewalt: Yoyo Email Ltd ends 2014 with a UDRP glow

UDRP record holders, Yoyo Email Ltd., added another notch on their belt in late 2014. The Complainant is The Black & Decker Corporation, filing a single UDRP for the domains BlackAndDecker.Email and Dewalt.Email, registered by Yoyo Email Ltd. These are both trademarks and brand names recognized from as back as the 1940s and 1950s, and […]

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Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank

By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against Yoyo Email Ltd in less than six months in the […]

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Trademark applications for ‘Domain’ brands hint of upcoming services

Several new trademark applications for domain related services were filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office during the past three weeks. First, the application for ‘Raj Domains’ was filed on November 26th, for the following classes: “IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Brand development in the field of Domain names; Advertising […]

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Hungarian underwear company wins domain in UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd

British corporation Yoyo Email Ltd has been brought numerous times to the WIPO this year, defending UDRP cases over its alleged ‘business model’; the latter, incorporates the use of brands, products and trademarks of international companies in the dot .Email gTLD. It comes as no surprise that despite the settling in private of the Playinnovation […]

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New gTLDs ripe for UDRP: The case of Guess.Clothing

The era of the new Internet name space provides lots of opportunities for meaningful keyword+gTLD combinations; with more than 250 gTLDs approved so far by ICANN, the possibilities are endless. One needs to remember, however, that the same keyword+gTLD combinations can be used to create blatant violations of brands and trademarks.   This is the […]

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UDRP for gTLD: Heavy Duty or Harley Davidson?

A UDRP against the domain name H-D.bike was decided recently, with the Complainant awarded the domain name from a non-responsive Respondent. Harley Davidson, world-famous for its motorcycles – affectionately called “bikes” – owns a trademark for “H-D” since 1984; that’s 30 full years. The registrant of the domain, H-D.bike, wasn’t shy about it: the landing […]

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Target denied: First UDRP whack of 2013 arrives

The new year, 2013, started with a denial for Target Brands, Inc. – the US retail giant – at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF.) The decision was delivered yesterday. In a case brought against the holder of the domain name, TargetApplication.com, a single member panel found that the Respondent has legitimate rights to use the […]

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Trayvon hood: Trademark application challenges that of killed teen’s mother

The mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old student that was killed a month ago while walking home from a convenience store, applied for two trademarks related to her late son: I AM TRAYVON and JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON. Both of those marks were applied for a range of digital materials, such as DVDs, CDs […]

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