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 […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
These days, an aggressive representation against UDRP cases is required, as the Complainants often engage in equally aggressive activity. In the case of the domain Percipient.com, a dictionary word, the Complainant is Percipient LLC of Chicago, Illinois. Percipient.com was registered in 2011; the Complainant owns a trademark for PERCIPIENT since its registration in January 2016. […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Flyboard is a fun activity, utilizing a water-propelled “jetpack” and its French inventor is Franky Zapata. The Flyboard was created in 2012, according to Wikipedia; Franky Zapata failed to register his full name, FrankyZapata.com, at the time, so someone else did. Franky Zapata registered the .FR variant in mid 2014, and a Florida chap named […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We recently covered the outcome of the UDRP against the aged domain, KidsAndUs.com. In that case, the WIPO panelist mentioned that the domain’s registration predates that of a claimed mark by several years. It seems that a trio of WIPO panelists are also taking the same approach, in the UDRP against the domain SnoreFix.com. The […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
UDRP cases filed at the WIPO often deliver a negative finding for the Respondent, but that was not the case with the domain KidsAndUs.com. The Complainant is Kids & Us English, S.L. of Barcelona, Spain – a company incorporated in 2007. They operate from the .net. From 2010 onwards, the Complainant registered the marks KIDS […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The UDRP against the two letter (LL) .com domain, KQ.com, has been denied. The UDRP was filed at the WIPO back in January by Kenya Airways, that uses “KQ” as its airline code per IATA. Registered in 1996, the domain KQ.com is owned by someone in China, according to DomainTools. Kenya Airways is using the […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
If you acquire a domain in the secondary market, make sure it does not infringe on the marks of others. A famous mark in the adult entertainment industry, is YOUPORN. The matching .com is the 161st most visited web site on the Internet. According to a UDRP filed against the domain name YouPorn.TV, the domain […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Life’s what happens when you’re busy making plans; in the case of a couple who had a strategic business alliance as well, it led to a UDRP over a domain name. The domain in question, StrategicChoiceArchitecture.com, was registered in 2009 by the Respondent, Ms. Sandra Blevins, Social Design of New York. The Complainant is Mr. […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The popular Robin Hood character might be a man of tights and fiction, but it has entertained generations via the books and on the Silver Screen. Meanwhile, the domain registrant of RobinFood.com, was targeted by a Dutch company, Robin Food B.V. , who claimed 10+ year old rights to the brand. They operate from the .biz […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Registrant of the domain Rocketpay.com came up with this brand, registering it in 2002. A dozen years later, in 2014, a company filed for the registration of the trademark ROCKETPAY, which was granted in January 2016; subsequently they filed a UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant, Rocketgate PR LLC, alleged the following: “Complainant raises […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In an attempt to get the domain LusciousCosmetics.com, Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd of Punjab, Pakistan, cited a Pakistani trademark for “Luscious” (2006) and another for “Luscious Cosmetics” (2014). According to the UDRP filed at the WIPO, the Complainant attempted to purchase the disputed domain name from Luscious LLC. The Respondent pointed out it’s been using […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A UDRP that was filed against the domain Approve.me, has been denied. The Complainant, Kevin Michael Gray d/b/a Approve Me of San Francisco, asserted the following in this case: “…offers an approval management software application that allows users to sign, store and distribute invoices, contracts, job applications, credit card applications and accounting documents using proprietary […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.