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 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.
The Domain of Jesus, a non-denominational church in Alabama, decided that playing nice wasn’t going to cut it, so they took their case to the WIPO. If only things were that simple; they lost the case, with the single member panel explaining why their act was despicable. “This has to be one of the most [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
US President, Barack Obama, turned down an appeal by Márcio Mello of SaveMe.com fame, to receive a presidential pardon. Just days before the US elections, Mr. Obama handed out pardons to convicted individuals in various categories. For the “reverse domain hijacker” category, the applicant was denied, as seen in this photo below.Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is getting one major overhaul, that will improve the way the patent and trademark information and data are displayed. Domainers often peruse USPTO.gov to determine the existence or status of a trademark, prior to acquiring domain names. It is also where WIPO panelists go to determine the [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
You probably saw the fake picture from “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” circulating today; even the prestigious DNJournal fell prey to the obviously doctored screen grab. It’s sad how domainers fall for such cheaply done Photoshopped work! The real picture from the show is shown below; it connects DN Journal – the obvious authority [...]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.
Advance Auto Parts failed to win a UDRP against a typosquatter, because according to the single-member panel, it failed to demonstrate that it suffered a loss from the typodomains in question! Other points made by the National Arbitration Forum panelist include that tarnishing one’s trademark is not the business of a UDRP. The cherry on [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.