No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in UDRP

The owners of the domain 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 · All Rights Reserved. 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 That’s three “O” letters right there. Hoooked operates a business recycling textiles into yarn and produces […]

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Dr. Mann : 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, registered in 1996 by Dr. Mann, challenged its […]

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

A UDRP over the domain 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 · All Rights Reserved. : Last UDRP for 2016 delivers a shocking decision

This is our last UDRP coverage for 2016, and it’s about, 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 For some reason, the NAF panelist made the following […]

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

UDRP cases can be a fun read, as in the case of, 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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Best shop vac : Bangladeshi domain owner makes a killing, deflects UDRP

The owner of 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 · All Rights Reserved. : Far-reaching UDRP or valid concern by Michelin?

Michelin is a large manufacturer of tires, and they own the trademark TYREPLUS. They also own the domain 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 […]

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Travel King : Is Rick Schwartz getting ready to conquer China?

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 · All Rights Reserved. : BuyDomains surrenders 12 year old domain asset via the UDRP process

BuyDomains lost one of its aged domain assets,, 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 · All Rights Reserved. domain UDRP unveils surprising reach of trademarks

If you thought that “yoyo” is just a generic term, think again. A UDRP against the domain 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 · All Rights Reserved. : Paralegal service providers clash over domain via UDRP

Two paralegal service companies crossed swords over the domain 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 was apparently sold on Afternic for $995 dollars in 2015. Its original registration date is […]

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