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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What up?! WUP.com saved from UDRP

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 […]

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Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank

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 […]

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ESQwire: WIPO to provide emotional support to recipients of RDNH decisions

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 […]

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Hungarian underwear company wins domain in UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd

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 […]

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The Guardian: Another day, another UDRP for Yoyo Email Ltd

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 […]

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Amegy Bank lost UDRP over a domain with a different vowel

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 […]

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