Alessandro.com, a domain registered in 1998 by an American of Italian descent, was challenged in a UDRP by Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany. The domain’s registrant, Alessandro Gualandi of New York, represented himself against the Complainant’s legal team, and won the case. How could he not, when he used the domain that matches his […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We hadn’t heard from the Yoyo Email Ltd. guys in a UDRP recently, and we were getting a bit worried. Here they are, bouncing back into the Guinness Book of records, with most UDRP cases against a single company in a single year. The UDRP for the domain name Michelin.Email was filed at the WIPO […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Popular TV personality, Judge Judy, is viewed by millions of faithful followers on the syndicated show by the same name. Impressed by her decades long ability to settle disputes, the WIPO officials have invited Judge Judy to join an elite group of WIPO panelists that adjudicate domain UDRP cases. “Judge Judy has provided year of […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A UDRP at the WIPO has denied the transfer of the domain, PlusTransfer.com, to a Dutch competitor. Filed by WeRock B.V. of Amsterdam, Netherlands, the UDRP examined a straightforward case that should have been decided with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The Complainant uses the domain WeTransfer.com to offer file transfer services, and actively […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The domain name Photo.com was challenged in a UDRP, brought forth by Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Short version: The complaint was denied, although there was no finding of reverse domain name hijacking, as one would expect. Registered in 1998, Photo.com is an extremely generic domain name, and it’s absurd that there was a […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Yoyo Email Ltd., the British company alleging to have created a viable business model based on the registration of .Email domain names that match corporate names, brands and trademarks, broke UDRP records in 2014. The pattern continues in 2015, and the game is becoming bigger with every UDRP. As of late, instead of adjudicating single […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
UDRP record holders, Yoyo Email Ltd., added another notch on their belt in late 2014. The Complainant is The Black & Decker Corporation, filing a single UDRP for the domains BlackAndDecker.Email and Dewalt.Email, registered by Yoyo Email Ltd. These are both trademarks and brand names recognized from as back as the 1940s and 1950s, and […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Pluralizing a famous trademark does not make the term generic, particularly when it’s about a brand as famous as Porsche. The German automaker filed a UDRP for the domain Porsches.com, which was registered in 2000, according to DomainTools. Would the doctrine of laches apply in this case, as Porsche waited for more than a decade […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Hermes International is a French high fashion house established in 1837, and they produce some really sweet – and very expensive – bags and other clothing accessories. In the wake of the gTLD availability for dot .Clothing domains, someone registered Hermes.Clothing and sat waiting for the inevitable. The UDRP was filed at the WIPO, seeking […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
With three letter dot com domains remaining as the de facto coinage, it’s no wonder companies still attempt to wrestle them away in a UDRP, as opposed to paying fair market prices for them. In a UDRP filed at the WIPO, the domain WUP.com was challenged by a German company, Wengenroth und Partner. The owners […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.