The owners of the domain LibertyEnergyTrust.com were hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is Liberty Utilities (America) Co. of Oakville, Canada, that claimed rights in the LIBERTY and LIBERTY ENERGY & Design marks since 2011. The Respondent and domain owner, is an investor in Liberty Energy Trust GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company focused […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
If you’re a company that decides to come up with a creative, non-dictionary term to use for your brand, make sure that it’s available as a .com. In 2008, a Dutch company called Hoooked B.V. registered the domain Hoooked.nl. That’s three “O” letters right there. Hoooked operates a business recycling textiles into yarn and produces […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Dr. Mann is the principal of EXISTech Corp., and an inventor of wearable computing products, who sold the first wearable computer in 1974. Dr. Mann has used the trade name and mark “WEARTECH” since at least as early as that year. A UDRP against the domain WearTech.com, registered in 1996 by Dr. Mann, challenged its […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A UDRP over the domain Lunchmail.com involved eNom’s Privacy WHOIS service, indicating that the Registrant and Respondent is the Registrar. Sven Mark Sawatzki is the Complainant in this case; he’s the registered owner of the EU trademark “Lunchmail” No. 8274193 (word mark; registration date: 12 January 2010; application date: 30 April 2009; classes 35, 38, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
UDRP cases can be a fun read, as in the case of AxaThemes.com, a domain that was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is AXA SA, a French insurance company that has a stake in the AXA mark, going as far back as 1817. That’s just two years after Napoleon Bonaparte‘s […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The owner of BestShopVac.net successfully deflected a UDRP against the domain; the Bangladeshi registrant makes a killing from affiliate orders on shop vacs. According to the UDRP filed at the National Arbitration Forum, Complainant is Shop Vac Corporation and the Respondent is Md Oliul Alam. In the UDRP, the Complainant states the following: “For approximately […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Michelin is a large manufacturer of tires, and they own the trademark TYREPLUS. They also own the domain TyrePlus.com. The spelling “tyre” is British English, while in the US we use the alternate spelling, “tire.” A UDRP against the gTLD domain Tyres.Plus resulted in the decision at the WIPO to give the domain to the […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Domain King®, Rick Schwartz, is far from retired. Domain investing is Rick’s passion, and tapping into both established and emerging markets is part of his daily research. While 2016 has been a good year for political domains, the long term focus is technology, media and the global economy. Two years ago, Rick Schwartz acquired […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
BuyDomains lost one of its aged domain assets, Aquatimer.com, to the Swiss watch manufacturer via the UDRP process. Registered in 2004, the 12 year old domain has been in the possession of the domain portfolio managing company since then. The Complainant is Richemont International S.A of Bellevue, Switzerland, and they asserted the following: “The Complainant […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
If you thought that “yoyo” is just a generic term, think again. A UDRP against the domain Yoyohose.com was based on a trademark for “YOYO.” The difference, however, is that the Complainant, Fitt S.P.A. of Vicenza, Italy, has registered YOYO with relation to garden hoses. Therefore, the significance of the YOYO mark relates directly to […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Two paralegal service companies crossed swords over the domain LawyersService.com. The Complainant in this case, New Jersey Lawyers Service LLC, asserted it has common law rights to the terms NEW JERSEY LAWYERS SERVICE and LAWYERS SERVICE since 1929. The domain LawyersService.com was apparently sold on Afternic for $995 dollars in 2015. Its original registration date is […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.