Chambong dot .com UDRP fails as domain was registered a decade before trademark

Chambong.com became the focus of an incredulous UDRP by the .CO operators; the domain was registered in 2005, according to DomainTools. Randy A. Leslein of Seattle, Washington, filed a UDRP at the WIPO, alleging that the Chambong.com owners infringed on their trademark. Only problem is, the CHAMBONG mark was registered in 2015, a full 10 […]

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UDRP in the making : Lionel Messi domain in GoDaddy auction

Messi.net is on a GoDaddy auction; the domain was registered in May for a total of 10 years. That might have been the worst up-front waste of registration fees, as soccer megastar, Lionel Messi, is known to be extremely litigious. A quick search at UDRPSearch reveals that Mr. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini – the full […]

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BestBuy wins UDRP against BestBuy.feedback domain

The first UDRP against a dot .feedback domain has been won by BestBuy; the domain is BestBuy.feedback. In this case, the BestBuy contact information was utilized to register the domain, and thus the Respondent is “unknown.” BestBuy argued that dot .feedback domains are meant to be registered by companies seeking feedback on their products and […]

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Opus Group UDRP : Dot com and matching gTLD were salvaged in separate cases

The registrants of OpusGroup.com and its matching gTLD, Opus.Group, can thank the WIPO panelists for salvaging their domains. Opus Group AB of Mölndal, Sweden filed two separate UDRPs,  the Respondents only addressed the one brought against the gTLD, Opus.Group. In the latter case, they mentioned: “The Respondent asserts that it has a legitimate interest in […]

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David Duchovny : Domain UDRP followed up by a trademark application

Actor David Duchovny of “The X-Files” fame, retrieved his matching .com domain, DavidDuchovny.com, via the UDRP process, last month. The decision might have startled some, particularly since the domain was registered and held for almost 20 years. At the time of the UDRP, the Complainant asserted “common law rights” to the DAVID DUCHOVNY mark: “Complainant […]

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Saxenda® : Big pharma bucks, lots of registered domains

Saxenda® is a drug aimed at reducing the risks of diabetes; as with most pharmaceutical products, it’s also a registered trademark. Pharmaceutical companies generate billions of dollars in revenue annually, and they spend a lot of money for consumer awareness and brand protection. Saxenda® was introduced to the US market in 2014, after receiving approval […]

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Outdoorsy.com : 18 year old domain lost via the UDRP process

Outdoorsy.com, a domain registered in 1999, has been taken away from its registrant via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Outdoorsy, Inc. that possess a registered US trademark for OUTDOORSY since 2016: “Vehicle rental and leasing services; and reservation services for the rental and leasing of vehicles, namely, rental reservations for automobiles, trucks, cars, land […]

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Domainer vs. Coca-Cola and the HonestDrink.com UDRP

Bring it on, Coca-Cola. “I’m a domainer and I have my lawyer” – this was part of the private response of the HonestDrink.com registrant, when he was contacted by the Coca-Cola lawyers. The fizzy drink giant chose to file a UDRP against the owner of the domain HonestDrink.com. Formally, the Complainants are Honest Tea, Inc. […]

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Fazeclan.com : Group of gamers get domain in UDRP

Gaming is a serious business these days, and a gaming group called FazeClan just got the domain Fazeclan.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant is FazeClan Inc. of Plainview, New York, represented by Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP. While the group of gamers asserts they first started using the term in 2010, they applied […]

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TwinLakes.com UDRP : Estoppel a plausible domain defense

The domain TwinLakes.com was hit by a UDRP, 12 years after its registration date in 2005. The Complainant, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation, is in possession of the registered mark WIN LAKES COMMUNICATIONS. According to the Complainant, Respondent offered to sell the domain name for $50,000, an amount in excess of the typical out-of-pocket costs […]

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Just don’t do it : Turkish dotless “i” involved in Nike domain UDRP

The use of a Turkish “dotless” letter “i” was recently the center of a UDRP brought forth by Nike, Inc. The domain in question, Nıke.com, resembles “Nike” but is in fact an IDN, or Internationalized Domain Name. Nıke.com was parked with a zero click lander leading to Google results about Nike; the world-famous corporation filed […]

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Porsche.car : Chinese domain registrant blew $5,000 via UDRP

Dot .Car domains carry a premium price, and the Chinese registrant of Porsche.Car just blew a small fortune. Registered in 2016, the Porsche car domain was renewed in 2017, which brings the total minimum cost to just over $5,000 dollars. With a price tag of $2,399 dollars at GoDaddy, the domain was challenged by the […]

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