Franky Zapata : Flyboard inventor gets .com domain via UDRP

Flyboard is a fun activity, utilizing a water-propelled “jetpack” and its French inventor is Franky Zapata. The Flyboard was created in 2012, according to Wikipedia; Franky Zapata failed to register his full name, FrankyZapata.com, at the time, so someone else did. Franky Zapata registered the .FR variant in mid 2014, and a Florida chap named […]

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SnoreFix.com : Trio of WIPO panelists sees the light!

We recently covered the outcome of the UDRP against the aged domain, KidsAndUs.com. In that case, the WIPO panelist mentioned that the domain’s registration predates that of a claimed mark by several years. It seems that a trio of WIPO panelists are also taking the same approach, in the UDRP against the domain SnoreFix.com. The […]

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KidsAndUs.com domain : Give this WIPO panelist a fat cigar!

UDRP cases filed at the WIPO often deliver a negative finding for the Respondent, but that was not the case with the domain KidsAndUs.com. The Complainant is Kids & Us English, S.L. of Barcelona, Spain – a company incorporated in 2007. They operate from the .net. From 2010 onwards, the Complainant registered the marks KIDS […]

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Two letter .com domain KQ.com saved from UDRP

The UDRP against the two letter (LL) .com domain, KQ.com, has been denied. The UDRP was filed at the WIPO back in January by Kenya Airways, that uses “KQ” as its airline code per IATA. Registered in 1996, the domain KQ.com is owned by someone in China, according to DomainTools. Kenya Airways is using the […]

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YouPorn.TV : Domain lost in UDRP on the premise of a Registrant change

If you acquire a domain in the secondary market, make sure it does not infringe on the marks of others. A famous mark in the adult entertainment industry, is YOUPORN. The matching .com is the 161st most visited web site on the Internet. According to a UDRP filed against the domain name YouPorn.TV, the domain […]

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StrategicChoiceArchitecture.com : Couple’s divorce leads to UDRP

Life’s what happens when you’re busy making plans; in the case of a couple who had a strategic business alliance as well, it led to a UDRP over a domain name. The domain in question, StrategicChoiceArchitecture.com, was registered in 2009 by the Respondent, Ms. Sandra Blevins, Social Design of New York. The Complainant is Mr. […]

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Robin Hood vs. Robin Food : Ukrainian UDRP target keeps .com domain

The popular Robin Hood character might be a man of tights and fiction, but it has entertained generations via the books and on the Silver Screen. Meanwhile, the domain registrant of RobinFood.com, was targeted by a Dutch company,¬†Robin Food B.V. , who claimed 10+ year old rights to the brand. They operate from the .biz […]

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Rocketpay.com registrant : I’m not a psychic – Funny UDRP response!

The Registrant of the domain Rocketpay.com came up with this brand, registering it in 2002. A dozen years later, in 2014, a company filed for the registration of the trademark ROCKETPAY, which was granted in January 2016; subsequently they filed a UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant, Rocketgate PR LLC, alleged the following: “Complainant raises […]

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Pakistani Complainant fails to get LusciousCosmetics.com in UDRP

In an attempt to get the domain LusciousCosmetics.com, Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd of Punjab, Pakistan, cited a Pakistani trademark for “Luscious” (2006) and another for “Luscious Cosmetics” (2014). According to the UDRP filed at the WIPO, the Complainant attempted to purchase the disputed domain name from Luscious LLC. The Respondent pointed out it’s been using […]

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UDRP against Approve.me domain got denied

A UDRP that was filed against the domain Approve.me, has been denied. The Complainant, Kevin Michael Gray d/b/a Approve Me of San Francisco,¬† asserted the following in this case: “…offers an approval management software application that allows users to sign, store and distribute invoices, contracts, job applications, credit card applications and accounting documents using proprietary […]

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When ‘three’ does NOT equal ‘3’ : UDRP denied for DThree.co

D3 LED LLC of Rancho Cordova, California, filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain DThree.co, alleging it interferes with its D3 mark. The Respondent is a company in Bahrain, named Digital Data Dimensions. Sometimes, it refers to itself as D3. Digital Data Dimensions engages in business in the US, UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia […]

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Smoking defense by ‘Marlboro51’ results in UDRP failure by tobacco giant!

A French man using the pseudonym “Marlboro51” on a variety of online forums, has single-handedly beaten a tobacco giant. Philip Morris USA Inc. filed a UDRP at the WIPO, against the domain name Marlboro51.com. The domain isn’t about cigarettes, however, but just a single page portal that contains links to forums of interest to the […]

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