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 […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
With three letter dot com domains remaining as the de facto coinage, it’s no wonder companies still attempt to wrestle them away in a UDRP, as opposed to paying fair market prices for them. In a UDRP filed at the WIPO, the domain WUP.com was challenged by a German company, Wengenroth und Partner. The owners […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against Yoyo Email Ltd in less than six months in the […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland; the Red Cross also has its offices a few blocks away. The close operation of the two organizations has inspired the formation of a humanitarian support group for those UDRP Complainants that faced the soul-scarring delivery of a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. “UDRP […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
British corporation Yoyo Email Ltd has been brought numerous times to the WIPO this year, defending UDRP cases over its alleged ‘business model'; the latter, incorporates the use of brands, products and trademarks of international companies in the dot .Email gTLD. It comes as no surprise that despite the settling in private of the Playinnovation […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Guardian is a famous publication in the UK, represented in this UDRP as Guardian News & Media Limited of London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. UDRP cases against Yoyo Email Ltd, the notorious registrant of famous marks and brands in the dot .Email gTLD are pushing record numbers this year; the […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Amegy, amogy: They are the same, right? Apparently, Amegy Bank National Association thought so, when they filed a UDRP with the WIPO against the owners of the domain Amogy.com. The Bank operates from Amegy.com and owns the trademark for AMEGY BANK. The Respondent, Wolfgang Moecklin of Germany, fought back, stating that the two are substantially […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.