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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‘Prolific cybersquatter’ : Complainant loses UDRP for Percipient.com

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. […]

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Franky Zapata : Flyboard inventor gets .com domain via UDRP

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 […]

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SnoreFix.com : Trio of WIPO panelists sees the light!

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 […]

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KidsAndUs.com domain : Give this WIPO panelist a fat cigar!

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 […]

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Two letter .com domain KQ.com saved from UDRP

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 […]

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YouPorn.TV : Domain lost in UDRP on the premise of a Registrant change

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 […]

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StrategicChoiceArchitecture.com : Couple’s divorce leads to UDRP

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. […]

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