EDP.com : Aged three letter .com faces UDRP challenge at the WIPO

Another day, another UDRP has been filed against an aged, valuable three letter .com domain. According to a freshly-filed case at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the domain EDP.com is facing a UDRP. As the case is on-going and no decision has been delivered, we can only speculate on the motives of this case. […]

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Stanley Pace : Turkish company loses 2nd UDRP for Sarten.com with RDNH finding!

The UDRP over the domain Sarten.com is a prime example why Rick Schwartz created Hall of Shame. Last December we covered the UDRP decision for the domain, filed at the WIPO. Stanley Pace, the domain’s owner, successfully deflected a Turkish company’s claims to Sarten.com. Just a few months later, Sarten Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim […]

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UDRP against domain Candi.com has been denied

Amazing. Despite not responding to the UDRP against the domain, Candi.com, its registrant managed to retain control of it. The Complainant is Candi Controls, Inc. of Oakland, California, United States of America (“U.S.”), represented by Paradigm Counsel LLP, U.S. Note: Candi.com is parked with a zero click lander that often displays fake malware warnings. We […]

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Pokemon domains : UDRP arrived 14 years later

If you haven’t heard of the latest Pokemon GO mania taking over the Internet and people’s lives, you don’t own a smart phone. Nintendo‘s brilliant idea to re-launch its Pokemon franchise as an Augmented Reality (AR) game, has sent its stock skyrocketing. Meanwhile, opportunists wanting to capitalize on the Pokemon fame and brand, aren’t wasting […]

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More “188” domains grabbed via UDRP

Yet another UDRP over domains that begin with the not-so-lucky number “188” has been decided at the WIPO. Following on a batch of six digit numeric .com domains in April, and one UDRP in February for the same type of number, the new case involved the following domain names: 188b0.com, 188b1.com, 188b2.com, 188b3.com, 188b4.com, 188b5.com, […]

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Bellhops.com : Domain registered in 2000 challenged in UDRP

A furniture moving company going by the name GetBellhops, filed a UDRP to challenge the ownership of the domain Bellhops.com. According to the filing, Bellhops, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, based their filing on a 2015 registration date of the mark, BELLHOPS: “The Complainant is a Delaware company offering business services based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, doing […]

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GreenFort.com domain owner beats a team of German lawyers!

When you’re hit with a UDRP for an aged, generic .com domain, it’s important to fight back. In the case of GreenFort.com, a domain registered in 2000, the domain was acquired by its current owner in 2007, at a SnapNames auction. Fast forward to today, with Greenfort Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB of Frankfurt, Germany filing […]

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Patricks.com UDRP : RDNH finding – Complainant attempted to involve former “Backpack girl” at eNom

In a UDRP involving the 19 year old domain Patricks.com, the Complainant attempted to somehow involve the famous “Backpack girl” stock photo. As part of the filing, the Complainant, who operates from Patricks.com.au, asserted the following: ” The Respondent’s posting on the Website of a photograph of a smiling girl with blonde shoulder length hair […]

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Chinese owner of F5.net loses it via UDRP

The UDRP process has claimed another short, valuable domain, as F5.net was ordered to be transferred away from its registrant. The 1998 registration was challenged at the WIPO by F5 Networks, Inc. of Seattle, Washington, that claimed rights to various F5 mark going as far back as 1997. The company operates from the domain F5.com. […]

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Generic domain : Meryl.com UDRP was denied

The aged, generic domain Meryl.com was challenged in a UDRP brought forth by Nylstar S.A. The Spanish textile manufacturer is the creator of Meryl® – “a luxury textile brand inspired by a woman’s femininity.” According to results extracted from the WIPO UDRP database, the case was denied and the domain Meryl.com should remain with the […]

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UDRP fails as Complainant could not “Back it”

Domain owners take notice: always involve an IP attorney should you face a UDRP challenge. The owner of BackIt.com, a domain registered in 2000 according to DomainTools, failed to respond even; and yet, somehow, the outcome was positive. Why would an attorney be important to involve in this UDRP? For starters, the Complainant, Tinynova LLC […]

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PepperMoney.com : Complainant’s salty UDRP was denied

An Australian company, claiming rights to the PEPPER mark, attempted to get the domain PepperMoney.com via the UDRP process. Pepper Group Limited of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, holds a trademark for PEPPER. They applied for a trademark for PEPPER MONEY in 2015. The owners of the domain PepperMoney.com have an interesting story to […]

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