Giordana.com : Two UDRP filings and a dog web page later, Complainant gets domain

It took two UDRP filings against two separate Respondents for the domain Giordana.com to be given to a trademark holder. Registered in 1999, Giordana.com displayed cycling-related content until at least 2014. In 2015, the first UDRP filing resulted in a refusal of the domain’s transfer, and it remained with its registrant at the time. Since […]

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OpenSAP.com UDRP a reminder about subdomain typo-traffic

A UDRP against the domain OpenSAP.com was filed at the WIPO; the Complainant is SAP SE of Walldorf, Germany. The Respondent, is a domain investor. According to the complaint: “The Complainant provides trademark registrations, and submits that the SAP trademark is well-known. The Complainant argues that the Domain Name is confusingly similar to the Complainant’s […]

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U Princess : Money, offshore corporations and jealousy end in UDRP over .com

Two former partners in Ukraine that formed a joint venture called U Princess feuded over the matching .com domain, UPrincess.com. The project involved the creation of a VIP beach resort card, allowing beautiful female clients to enjoy the sun, along with other spa-related services and activities. The case is interesting to peruse, as it involves […]

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AdMixer.com : Chinese respondent beats British trademark holder in UDRP

A UDRP against the domain AdMixer.com involved a British Complainant and a Chinese Respondent. The domain AdMixer.com was registered in 2000, many moons before a British company, Admixer limited, acquired a trademark for ADMIXER. In 2014, the Complainant asserts to have acquired a Ukrainian company, thus inheriting its trademark that was first used in 2007. […]

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Facebook busts 101 .TOP domains in massive UDRP

Facebook filed a UDRP against the Polish owner of 101 .TOP domains, for obvious trademark violations, involving the “Facebook” and “Instagram” marks it owns. The massive UDRP was decided at the WIPO, and despite the Respondent’s unofficial response wishing to cancel these domains, the case proceeded. Here is the list of the .TOP domains involved […]

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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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