Marlboro + Marijuana domain = UDRP

Marijuana domains attract many domain investors, and there is substantial evidence that mainstream tobacco companies will be 420-friendly in the future. Capitalizing on this, some “enterprising” fellow registered Marlborojuana.com, an obvious amalgam of Marlboro and marijuana. Unfortunately, such blatant trademark use is frowned upon, and the tobacco giant promptly slapped them with a UDRP against […]

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Cybersquatting, domain UDRPs at the WIPO and gTLDs in 2016

The trademark-friendly folks at the WIPO released data a few days ago, regarding the record number of UDRP cases examined in 2016. That report, assesses data presenting the following picture: Trademark owners filed “an all-time record” 3,036 UDRP cases with the WIPO, a 10% increase over 2015. Top TLD was .COM, involving 3,135 domain names […]

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CottonWorld.com : UDRP by Indian company fended off at the WIPO

The UDRP against CottonWorld.com by an Indian company has been denied at the WIPO. Lekhraj Corp Pvt. Ltd. of Mumbai, India, asserted that the domain, registered in 2003, infringed on their mark for COTTON WORLD which is dated from 1989. According to the UDRP documents, on June 22, 2015 the Respondent received an email from […]

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Zions Bank lost UDRP brought against the domain ZionVPN.com

Banking giant, Zions Bank, has won 27 UDRP filings against infringing domains; it lost one against the domain ZionVPN.com. The Respondent in this UDRP at the WIPO, is a “John Mike” of Karachi, Pakistan – which might or might not be a pseudonym. The domain was registered in January, and apparently Zions Bank monitors new […]

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Chinese registrant wanted $30,000 dollars for BBB ccTLD

The Chinese registrant of BBB.cc sought to get $30,000 dollars from BBB Cycling, a Dutch company. The latter, filed a UDRP in order to get the domain: “The Complainant is a worldwide leader in selling high quality cycling products, with more than 1,500 products across more than 40 different product categories sold in 48 countries. […]

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Harow.com UDRP : Future Media Architects wins it at the WIPO

The UDRP against Harow.com, a domain owned by Future Media Architects, was decided at the WIPO. Registered in 2004, the domain was challenged by French company Harow of Paris. They operate from Harow.fr. Complainant is a French design studio that has registered a figurative mark as seen below: Surprisingly, Future Media Architects did not respond […]

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Welllink.com UDRP : Transfer was denied, despite no response by the Respondent

The domain Welllink.com was hit with a UDRP, as the Complainant, Well-Link Industry Co., Ltd. of New Taipei City, Taiwan, asserted they have rights to the WELLLINK mark. That’s three L’s in a row, and the domain Welllink.com was registered in 2005, while the mark in question was registered in 2010. There was no response […]

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OpenTime.com UDRP : Afternic agreement on trademarks means nothing!

The panelist handling the UDRP against OpenTime.com, delivered a shocking decision, handing over the 17 year old domain to the Complainant. In this case brought at the WIPO, the Complainant is Connecting Open Time, LLC of Lewisville, Texas, that adopted and first started using the OPENTIME trademark in or about November 2014, when it launched […]

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DivideX.com UDRP : No win for the Complainant, no RDNH for the Respondent

Dividex Management, LLC of Westwood, Massachusetts, attempted to get the domain DivideX.com via the UDRP process. The domain was registered in 2002, and the Complainant operates from the matching .net. Complainant is the owner of the DIVIDEX mark, which was registered with the United States Trademark Office on April 19, 2016. The mark is associated […]

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Greenvelope : Fancy mark owner tries to grab GreenEnvelope.com domain

The owners of the fancy mark GREENVELOPE attempted to get the domain GreenEnvelope.com via the UDRP process. Complainant is Greenvelope, LLC of Mercer Island, Washington, that tried to snatch this 2006 domain from its owner. According to the complaint: Complainant owns the GREENVELOPE trademark, which was registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office […]

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Kion.com UDRP was denied, despite no response by the domain’s registrant

The UDRP against the aged domain, Kion.com, has been denied at the WIPO. The Complainant is KION Material Handling GmbH of Wiesbaden, Germany who asserted that the Respondent, Kion Printing Inc. of City of Industry, California, had no rights to the domain. Registered in 1996, Kion.com was targeted for the following reasons: The Complainant owns […]

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Giordana.com : Two UDRP filings and a dog web page later, Complainant gets domain

It took two UDRP filings against two separate Respondents for the domain Giordana.com to be given to a trademark holder. Registered in 1999, Giordana.com displayed cycling-related content until at least 2014. In 2015, the first UDRP filing resulted in a refusal of the domain’s transfer, and it remained with its registrant at the time. Since […]

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