WIPO director, Stan Domainowski, did not mince his words in a recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. “I want to make it clear to domainers who end up receiving UDRP notices for domain names: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.” When asked to clarify this extraordinary statement, Mr. Domainowski […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Karen Blixen is the author of the memoir book, “Out of Africa,” which inspired the award-winning movie of the 80’s. The Danish Duchess has long passed, but Rungstedlundfonden of Rungsted Kyst, Denmark is a foundation set in her name. With that in mind, the foundation filed a UDRP against the owner of the domain Blixen.com. […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When you live by the sword, you die by the sword. Domain investor, Mike Mann, scored a huge victory after winning the rogue UDRP filed against his domain, DollarCity.com. Centroamerica Comercial, Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable not only lost the case, they were also found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH.) Effectively, this finding […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In August, we delivered the shocking news of how DollarCity.com, a generic, aged domain owned by investor Mike Mann, got hit with a UDRP. The Complainant, Centroamerica Comercial, Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable, operates discount stores in Central America. The Dollar City chain had 15 stores in El Salvador in 2014, so any claims to […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
This is another UDRP case for the proverbial books. An Ibiza cafe has managed to wrestle away the aged, generic domain CafeDelMar.com from its registrant of 17 years. The Complainants are Carlos Andrea González, Ramón Guiral Broto and José les Viamonte of Ibiza, Spain, who own CafeDelMarMusic.com. Registered in 1999, CafeDelMar.com means “sea cafe” in […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
This is one for the domain books. A UDRP against the domain Mclip.com that was filed at the WIPO, used the following reference to the domain’s owner: “According to the DomainIQ records, the Respondent is the owner of 43 active domains, with an estimated portfolio value of over USD 10,000. Therefore, it is submitted that […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The naming convention of radio and TV stations in the US is quite interesting. One of the most popular TV shows was “WKRP in Cincinnati.” Gray Television Group, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, uses the acronyms WDBJ and WDBJ7. They use WDBJ7.com and really wanted WDBJ.com, so they filed a UDRP against the aged .com. Registered […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
How on earth can you proclaim to be a famous brand of Italian pasta, formed in 1886, and not protect your brand internationally? F.lli De Cecco S.p.A. of Naples, Italy, did just that, when they allowed their domain Dececco.com to lapse three years ago. In an interesting twist, the domain was registered in 1996 by […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
You cannot have too many active organizations fighting against violence, as experienced by women today, and yet, a UDRP against the domain WhiteRibbon.org unveils a darker layer. Erin Patria Margaret Pizzey, is an English family care activist and a novelist. Currently aged 77, the daughter of a British diplomat born and in China, Pizzey is […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Frustration and anger over the UDRP against the domain name, axadacca.com, was evident; its owner had a couple of things to say to the WIPO. According to the case, AXA SA of Paris, France, claimed that its “AXA” mark was violated in this case, and brought a complaint against the domain’s owner. Mr. Surridge of […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A Quebecois newspaper, Journal de Montreal, staged a legal battle against the owner of Journal de Mourréal, a satirical web site. In 2013, Janick Murray-Hall, owner of the Journal – alias Bob Flanagan – became the editor-in-chief of the spoof web site JournalDeMourreal.com, mocking the Journal de Montréal, a year after launching his Facebook page. […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A Spanish company with a figurative mark for “LOADING” filed a UDRP for the aged domain Loading.com. Registered in 1998, the domain is owned by Mrs. Jello, LLC – the estate of late domain investor Igal Lichtman. The domain was acquired in 2009. Javier Narvaez Segura, Grupo Loading Systems S.L. of Orihuela, Spain claimed that […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.