Opus Group UDRP : Dot com and matching gTLD were salvaged in separate cases

The registrants of OpusGroup.com and its matching gTLD, Opus.Group, can thank the WIPO panelists for salvaging their domains. Opus Group AB of Mölndal, Sweden filed two separate UDRPs,  the Respondents only addressed the one brought against the gTLD, Opus.Group. In the latter case, they mentioned: “The Respondent asserts that it has a legitimate interest in […]

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HugeDomains : UDRP against FastMill.com ends with RDNH finding

HugeDomains has fought off the UDRP brought against one of its domains, FastMill.com, and the decision was sealed with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainants are FPT Industrie S.p.a. of Italy and REM Industrie S.r.l. of Italy, represented by Brioschi IP, Italy. According to the UDRP: “Complainant holds registered rights in the […]

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BankWest.com lost after 20+ years in a UDRP decision

The registrant of the domain BankWest.com lost it in a UDRP, after holding onto it for more than 20 years. Commonwealth Bank of Australia of Perth, Australia challenged the domain, asserting rights to a BANKWEST trademark going back to 1994; the bank was founded in 1895. Ravindra Patel, gbe of Morganville, New Jersey, challenged the […]

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Pilotfish.com : Three member panel delivers finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in UDRP

The domain PilotFish.com was challenged via the UDRP process; the Complainant is Pilotfish Networks AB of Göteborg, Sweden, represented by Ports Group AB, Sweden. They operate Pilotfish.se. A three member panel at the WIPO, found the Complainant guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, for challenging this 2001 domain registration. “The Panel finds that the decision […]

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O2 : British company tries to suck the domain oxygen out of 25 respondents via UDRP

British company, O2 Worldwide Limited of London, United Kingdom, filed a UDRP against 25 owners of domains, for a total of 77 domains. These domains contain the “O2” characters, a letter/number combination most often associated with the element of oxygen. The case involved domains that while the UDRP was pending, dropped; these were subsequently excluded. […]

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Everphone.com UDRP was denied; Domainer wins

The domain EverPhone.com was registered in 2003, and a German company attempted to get it via the UDRP process. The request was denied by a three member panel. The Complainant, Everphone GmbH of Berlin, Germany, registered EVERPHONE as a trademark in Germany, last year. ESQwire.com defended the UDRP case on behalf of the Respondent, a […]

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Chinese cybersquatter “Monies” loses MarlboroLighter.com UDRP

A Chinese cybersquatter who registered the domain MarlboroLighter.com lost it in a UDRP. According to the UDRP filed at the WIPO, the Complainant is Philip Morris USA Inc. of Richmond, Virginia, represented by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. The Respondent is Xiyu Zheng of Wenzhou, China. There’s no doubt that there is an aftermarket […]

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Does Queen.dk really care about their UDRP loss with RDNH finding?

Danish company Knud Jepsen A/S lost the UDRP against Queen.com with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. This “trophy” is reserved for domain aggressors that violate the rules of the game, seeking to wrestle away premium, aged and generic domains from their owners, without a matching compensation. Rick Schwartz’s victory was followed up with […]

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Dermarose.com UDRP results in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking against Complainant

The domain Dermarose.com was hit with a UDRP, and as the result, the Complainant got slapped with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Brand Development Corp. of Miami, Florida attempted to get the 2011 domain, based on a USPTO issued trademark in 2014. The Respondent, who also owns the .net, .org and .info variants […]

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Smoking sucks, but MarlboroSucks.com fails to impress

Smoking sucks – it kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, and that’s a hard fact. Cancer, heart attacks, emphysema, stroke, are diseases that attack tobacco users around the world, relentlessly. Billions of dollars are spent annually by the tobacco industry to maintain its user base, people addicted to nicotine and the tobacco high. Among […]

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Five reasons why Rick Schwartz won the Queen.com UDRP with RDNH

As predicted yesterday, Rick Schwartz won the UDRP for Queen.com with a finding of RDNH, delivered by a three member panel at the WIPO. Muscovitch Law P.C., was the legal counsel for Mr. Schwartz, defending the domain Queen.com on his behalf. A finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking is an indication that the UDRP filing […]

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Queen.com domain UDRP : High odds that it will be a RDNH finding – here’s why

The decision on the UDRP against Queen.com, a generic, aged domain owned by Rick Schwartz should be delivered soon. A poll among DomainGang readers shows that 50% of voters believe a finding of “Reverse Domain Name Hijacking” is probable in this case. While 38% of votes predict a win for the Domain King without a […]

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