Google complaint : UDRP removes ɢoogle.com domain from Russian registrant

Vitaly Popov isn’t happy; the Russian registrant of ɢoogle.com just lost his domain in a UDRP. Google Inc., the 800 pound search engine gorilla was the Complainant in this case, at the National Arbitration Forum. According to the UDRP, Google raised the following issue: Complainant offers a wide range of Internet-related products and services, including […]

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Brazil, domains and international trademarks : Things will change in 2018

This post contains sponsored content from Randazza.com*. Protecting one’s trademark is both a proactive and a reactive process. Many domain investors operate businesses that utilize a brand, which can be protected in the US by registering the respective trademark at the USPTO. Uniregistry, for example, has registered both the UNIREGISTRY mark, and the mark for […]

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ReaganBaby.com & The Reagan Foundation : Political domain lost via the UDRP process

The domain ReaganBaby.com, used as a conservative political outlet with a matching blog and radio show, was lost via the UDRP process. Complainant is The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, which stated it has rights to the RONALD REAGAN and REAGAN marks: “Complainant is a foundation created to continue the legacy and principles of […]

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OpenSAP.com UDRP a reminder about subdomain typo-traffic

A UDRP against the domain OpenSAP.com was filed at the WIPO; the Complainant is SAP SE of Walldorf, Germany. The Respondent, is a domain investor. According to the complaint: “The Complainant provides trademark registrations, and submits that the SAP trademark is well-known. The Complainant argues that the Domain Name is confusingly similar to the Complainant’s […]

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Facebook busts 101 .TOP domains in massive UDRP

Facebook filed a UDRP against the Polish owner of 101 .TOP domains, for obvious trademark violations, involving the “Facebook” and “Instagram” marks it owns. The massive UDRP was decided at the WIPO, and despite the Respondent’s unofficial response wishing to cancel these domains, the case proceeded. Here is the list of the .TOP domains involved […]

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World Future Society .com : 13 year old domain saved from UDRP, despite active trademark

A UDRP that was filed against the domain WorldFutureSociety.com attempted to wrestle the 13 year old domain away from its owner. The Complainant is World Future Society of Chicago, Illinois, and the Respondent is S.F.P. Koopmans, BCG eBrpojects B.V. of Bemmel, the Netherlands. According to the UDRP, the Complainant sought to get this domain on […]

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No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in LibertyEnergyTrust.com UDRP

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 […]

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Hoooked.com UDRP raises the issues of “made-up” domain names

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 […]

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Dr. Mann : WearTech.com pioneer fends off UDRP by The Lincoln Electric Company

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 […]

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UDRP over Lunchmail.com draws in eNom’s Privacy WHOIS service as Respondent

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, […]

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SocialEdge.com : Last UDRP for 2016 delivers a shocking decision

This is our last UDRP coverage for 2016, and it’s about SocialEdge.com, a domain registered in 2001. The aged, generic two word composite was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum by Igor Vaks. Mr. Vaks is the CEO/Founder of Social Edge, operating from the domain getsocialedge.com. For some reason, the NAF panelist made the following […]

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Frustrated registrant on AxaThemes.com UDRP : “What do you want from me people?”

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 […]

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