Caution, caution, caution! When you sign up for an affiliate service – regular or adult related – stay away from variations of the provider’s name and trademark. Wanting to be close to the source of the revenue stream can be tempting and financially rewarding at first, but can lead to a devastating loss eventually. That’s [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Mosquitno is a family-run business based in Kansas City, Missouri, that formed in 2009. That same year they rolled out a range of “all-natural mosquito repellent bracelets” and applied for a trademark in 2010, which was granted in 2012. They also failed to secure Mosquitno.com as it had been registered in 2005, four years prior [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Malcolm McLaren thrived in the 1970′s as a creative performer, clothes designer and was famous for managing the punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. In the 1980′s, Malcolm McLaren continued to promote art and music with the intermixing of glitzy fashion performances; he was compared by many to Andy Warhol. Malcolm McLaren died from a [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The UDRP brought against the owners of the domain name, Opulence.com, resulted in an epic failure for the Complainant. A single member panel at the National Arbitration Forum, consisting of Mr. Paul M. DeCicco, decided that the Complainant, Horizon Publishing LLC of Florida, has no legitimate interest in the domain. The decision ended with a [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The National Arbitration Forum has decided against the Complainant, Greek jewelry designer, Ileana Makri, in a UDRP for the domain name, Makri.com. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney, John Berryhill, who ensured that the documentation of the case was adorned by an ample dosage of caustic humor. The Complainant alleged recognition of its brand [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In late July we posted how a UDRP brought against the domain name, OneLove.net, was denied. The OneLove.net owner demonstrated fair use of the domain since 1998, although it was not over the web but rather, email. It seems that the same Complainant went after the dot com as well, and they failed to grab [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A UDRP over at the National Arbitration Forum was turned down, for the domain name OneLove.net. There are a couple of reasons why the Respondent won the case, despite the existing trademark by the Complainant. Firstly, the domain’s registration of 1998 predates the trademark. But most importantly, the Respondent used the domain – but not [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Texas Department of Transportation is proud of the service it offers to the community of Texas. With a budget approaching that of a small Caribbean nation, the TXDOT employees are on the lookout for anyone abusing their mark. So they went after the domain txdot.net – registered two years ago, according to top WHOIS [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
According to their web site, the National Arbitration Forum “is a world leader in dispute resolution.” Particularly: “The FORUM provides fair, affordable, and accessible civil justice to all through recruitment, selection and management of a highly experienced and distinguished panel of over 1,600 former judges and seasoned lawyers. Expert FORUM arbitrators and mediators apply reasonable [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.