Amazon trademark involved in latest domain UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd.

The business plan of Yoyo Email Ltd., a British company that registered several thousand dot .Email domains, has yet to be disclosed. Setting a record number of UDRP cases in 2014, Yoyo Email Ltd. is notorious for the absurdity of its domain registrations: they match famous trademarks. In the latest UDRP at the WIPO, Amazon.com, […]

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Just an ilusion.com : Generic domain was saved from UDRP at the WIPO

In English, the word “illusion” is spelled with two L’s but in Spanish one is missing. There is also an accent on the letter “u”. Due to this fine detail, a Mexican company, Diltex SA, decided to file a UDRP against the registrant of the domain Ilusion.com. The case was defended by UDRP Police DBS, […]

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Germany vs Italy: Alessandro.com was saved in self-represented UDRP!

Alessandro.com, a domain registered in 1998 by an American of Italian descent, was challenged in a UDRP by Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany. The domain’s registrant, Alessandro Gualandi of New York, represented himself against the Complainant’s legal team, and won the case. How could he not, when he used the domain that matches his […]

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Michelin.Email is the latest domain lost in ‘Yoyo Email’ UDRP

We hadn’t heard from the Yoyo Email Ltd. guys in a UDRP recently, and we were getting a bit worried. Here they are, bouncing back into the Guinness Book of records, with most UDRP cases against a single company in a single year. The UDRP for the domain name Michelin.Email was filed at the WIPO […]

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WIPO: Judge Judy joins judiciary UDRP panel

Popular TV personality, Judge Judy, is viewed by millions of faithful followers on the syndicated show by the same name. Impressed by her decades long ability to settle disputes, the WIPO officials have invited Judge Judy to join an elite group of WIPO panelists that adjudicate domain UDRP cases. “Judge Judy has provided year of […]

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PlusTransfer: UDRP denies domain transfer to … a file transfer company!

A UDRP at the WIPO has denied the transfer of the domain, PlusTransfer.com, to a Dutch competitor. Filed by WeRock B.V. of Amsterdam, Netherlands, the UDRP examined a straightforward case that should have been decided with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The Complainant uses the domain WeTransfer.com to offer file transfer services, and actively […]

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Photo.com UDRP denied transfer to Complainant

The domain name Photo.com was challenged in a UDRP, brought forth by Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Short version: The complaint was denied, although there was no finding of reverse domain name hijacking, as one would expect. Registered in 1998, Photo.com is an extremely generic domain name, and it’s absurd that there was a […]

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Yoyo Email Ltd. loses another mass-UDRP for 9 domain names

Yoyo Email Ltd., the British company alleging to have created a viable business model based on the registration of .Email domain names that match corporate names, brands and trademarks, broke UDRP records in 2014. The pattern continues in 2015, and the game is becoming bigger with every UDRP. As of late, instead of adjudicating single […]

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Black & Decker and Dewalt: Yoyo Email Ltd ends 2014 with a UDRP glow

UDRP record holders, Yoyo Email Ltd., added another notch on their belt in late 2014. The Complainant is The Black & Decker Corporation, filing a single UDRP for the domains BlackAndDecker.Email and Dewalt.Email, registered by Yoyo Email Ltd. These are both trademarks and brand names recognized from as back as the 1940s and 1950s, and […]

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Das Auto! Porsches.com domain lost in UDRP

Pluralizing a famous trademark does not make the term generic, particularly when it’s about a brand as famous as Porsche. The German automaker filed a UDRP for the domain Porsches.com, which was registered in 2000, according to DomainTools. Would the doctrine of laches apply in this case, as Porsche waited for more than a decade […]

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Hermes.Clothing domain UDRP unveils silly attempt at acronym generation

Hermes International is a French high fashion house established in 1837, and they produce some really sweet – and very expensive – bags and other clothing accessories. In the wake of the gTLD availability for dot .Clothing domains, someone registered Hermes.Clothing and sat waiting for the inevitable. The UDRP was filed at the WIPO, seeking […]

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Greek professor Metaxas shares his experience in defending domain against UDRP

Greek professor Panagiotis “Takis” Metaxas teaches Computer Science at Wellesley College in Massachusetts,  doing research on online social networks, multimedia programming, parallel computing, image dithering and CS education. Professor Metaxas studied Mathematics at the University of Athens and Computer Science at Brown and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Dartmouth; from there […]

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