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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Rosefield.com : Lowball offer of $100 by Dutch company leads to UDRP

The domain Rosefield.com was registered in 2002; its current owner values the generic qualities of the domain, in reference to a field of roses. A Dutch company, Rosefield Watches B.V. of Amsterdam, Netherlands, attempted to snatch the domain; first, they offered $100 dollars, and then, by filing a UDRP at the WIPO. The Respondent also […]

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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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Swatch.click : It’s not what it looks like, says Respondent in domain UDRP

Swatch is a famous Swiss watchmaker; they are the Complainant in the UDRP against the domain Swatch.click. The Swatch Swiss watch business was established in 1983; the Complainant is the owner of the SWATCH trademark which it has been using for its products and services since 1983. The Complainant sells its products worldwide. According to […]

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Souq and King Souq UDRP : Two market domains battle it out in Dubai

The owners of the domain Souq.com – “market” in Arabic – filed a UDRP against KingSouq.com. Both domain names are operated by their respective owners in Dubai, and are obviously competing in the online marketplace arena. The Complainant, Souq.com FZ LLC of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, alleged that KingSouq.com infringes on its trademark, “SOUQ”, which […]

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Jpedal.org : Complainant gets domain back after it lapsed, via the UDRP process

The former registrant of Jpedal.org filed a UDRP, hoping to get the domain back. IDR Solutions Ltd. of East Peckham, UK, registered the domain Jpedal.org in 2002, and for 14 years used it providing computer software solutions. Somehow, the domain’s registration lapsed this year, although the Complainant asserts it paid for its renewal, as usual. […]

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Tyres.plus : 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 TyrePlus.com. 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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PawLuxury.com : No response to UDRP but transfer denied by the Panelist

The UDRP against the domain PawLuxury.com failed, despite a lack of response by its registrant. Complainant is TDBBS, Inc. of Henrico, Virginia, who utilized the services of Threshold Counsel, PC. The Complainant asserted the following: Complainant is the owner of registration for the word service mark PAWLUXURY on the Principal Register of the United States […]

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Sega.Games : First UDRP on a dot .Games domain name

Dot .Games has been a big success for gamers, gaming companies, and domain investors alike. The Rightside gTLD currently has just almost 8,000 .Games domains, per ntldstats. Today, we were made aware of what appears to be the first UDRP filed for a .Games domain, Sega.Games. The Complainant is SEGA Games Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, […]

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ServerCheck.com : WIPO panelist performs extensive due diligence on aged domain

The WIPO panelist examining the UDRP for the domain ServerCheck.com did extensive due diligence. Despite a lack of response by the Respondent in this UDRP, Andrew D. S. Lothian, took a good look at the case, going as far as to peruse domain records from DomainTools historic WHOIS. The Complainant is Serverscheck BVBA of Zaventem, […]

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