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.
This year in the US will be remembered for its colorful presidential elections, set in November. Republican hopeful, Donald Trump, will be facing Hillary Clinton, in a battle of the sexes and wits. Domain investors eager to capitalize on the names of both candidates have been registering political domains. There is a line, however, drawn […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A Danish cosmetics company operating from Natulique.com, filed a UDRP against a Turkish cosmetics company, for the domain Natulika.com. The Respondent, a Turkish individual, was briefly a representative for Natulique products; then, he launched his own brand, offering cosmetics. According to the UDRP, the Complainant successfully brought legal action against the Respondent in Turkey, where […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Eli Lilly is a pharmaceutical company manufacturing among others, the erectile dysfunction medication “Cialis.” Such medication is sold only via prescription in the US and many Western countries, while contraband or fake meds bearing the Cialis mark are sold on the Internet. For that purpose, domain names using the Cialis brand are utilized in a […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Another day, another UDRP against domains that begin with the number “188.” Once again, the Complainant is Cube Limited of Douglas, Isle of Man, a company that uses its 188 trademark to challenge the ownership of related domains; they’ve done so several times in the past. This time around, the Respondent is Ri Biao Xie […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The UDRP for the aged domain, SpaceScooter.com, delivered a surprising result. The Complainant is a Dutch company that acquired the rights to the SPACE SCOOTER mark, originating from 1999. The domain was registered in 2000, and in 2014, during negotiations with the Complainant via GoDaddy’s brokering services, its owner asked $8,000 dollars for it. Complainant […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.