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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Bank of Scotland wins Halifax.Email gTLD in UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd

The Bank of Scotland Plc uses the HALIFAX trademark in commerce for several decades; it comes as no surprise that they filed a UDRP against WIPO regulars, Yoyo Email Ltd. In this case, the domain Halifax.Email was contested as a match to the Bank’s trademark; the Complainant made a scalding statement, challenging the business model […]

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Don’t mess with the Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr. wins UDRP

Robert Downey Jr. is a world class actor, and a money-maker for Hollywood’s blockbuster movie industry. As the 4th chapter in the Iron Man series is slated for production, some idiot registered the domain RobertDowneyJr.actor. The Respondent had the audacity to attempt to use the actor’s fame, by making the assertions he will be using […]

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Marathons, China and geodomains: UDRP against domain failed

There are plenty of marathon races around the world, and it seems these days several companies take advantage of a purely geographical term, that of the Greek city of Marathon. If anything else, Marathon – or, Marathonas, in modern Greek – should sue each and every company making use of its historic locale. Apparently, there […]

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[Ba]rium [Do]main UDRP [De]nied but no RDNH was found

Hopefully, you’re a fan of Breaking Bad; this UDRP against Barium.com was brought by Barium AB of Göteborg, Sweden, for an elemental domain registered in 2001. The Complainant registered the trademark “Barium” in 2012, and also operates from Barium.se. The Respondent, on the other hand, broke down the elements of their defense thus: “… the […]

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XYZ Generation in full blast: Hilarious UDRP over Petrobras.XYZ

The UDRP over the domain Petrobras.XYZ contains some colorful allegations by the Respondent, who challenged the rights of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A – Petrobras of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Alleging that the trademark owner’s rights expired after the XYZ sunrise period ended, the Respondent sent an email to the Complainant about her intentions of use for […]

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WIPO: Infotrax.com was denied transfer in UDRP but no RDNH finding

Citing first use of the mark “InfoTrax” in 1999, InfoTrax Systems waited 13 years to pursuit a trademark. When the mark was registered with the USPTO in 2013, the company decided to go after InfoTrax.com – a domain registered in 1995 – by filing a UDRP at the WIPO. Despite having a registered trademark for […]

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IBM takes the .Buzz domain via UDRP

Despite the new URS process that allows for trademark holders, particularly those of famous marks, to disable an offending gTLD domain, IBM took the UDRP route. In a case filed at the WIPO against the domain IBM.buzz, the Complainant was International Business Machines Corporation. The UDRP was filed 4 months after the domain IBM.buzz was […]

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