The WIPO panelist examining the UDRP for the domain ServerCheck.com did extensive due diligence. Despite a lack of response by the Respondent in this UDRP, Andrew D. S. Lothian, took a good look at the case, going as far as to peruse domain records from DomainTools historic WHOIS. The Complainant is Serverscheck BVBA of Zaventem, […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Food and wine travel is a common practice for epicureans, also known as foodies. Michael Keriakos, of Keriakos Media Ventures of New York, acquired the domain FoodAndWineTravel.com to create a venture with the well-known company Time Inc. and specifically in relation to Time Inc.’s “Food & Wine” publishing brand. Keriakos states that he paid $2,500 […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
BuyDomains lost one of its aged domain assets, Aquatimer.com, to the Swiss watch manufacturer via the UDRP process. Registered in 2004, the 12 year old domain has been in the possession of the domain portfolio managing company since then. The Complainant is Richemont International S.A of Bellevue, Switzerland, and they asserted the following: “The Complainant […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The owner of the domain Tobam.com fired back at the UDRP, winning it with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The aged domain was registered as a personal last name, according to the Respondent: “In 2000, the Respondent set up a business with a view to offering personalised surname and business email addresses. To […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The UDRP against the aged, generic domain Hottie.com has failed; the Complainant is Easton Corp Pty Ltd of Australia. According to the UDRP particulars: “The Complainant is an Australian company that sells lingerie, beachwear, and fashion accessories online at “www.hottie.com.au” to customers in Australia, New Zealand, and worldwide. According to the Complainant’s website, the company […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
If you thought that “yoyo” is just a generic term, think again. A UDRP against the domain Yoyohose.com was based on a trademark for “YOYO.” The difference, however, is that the Complainant, Fitt S.P.A. of Vicenza, Italy, has registered YOYO with relation to garden hoses. Therefore, the significance of the YOYO mark relates directly to […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Emoji domains are all the rage, and media socialite, Kim Kardashian, isn’t happy about a particular domain registration. By introducing an emoji domain search engine, GoDaddy gave Kim Kardashian the opportunity to search for her trademark look, the big butt emoji. “I’ve always been known for my oversized rump, and I filed for a trademark […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
BathDepot.com is an aged, generic domain registered in 2004. A dozen years later, it was challenged by 9170-4205 Quebec Inc. of Blainville, Quebec, Canada that stated it infringes on their mark BATH DEPOT. The latter was granted registration in Canada and the US in 2008. The Respondent is an Indian company that called the Complainant’s […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When two lawyers clash at the WIPO over a domain, the matter seems rather serious. LanardLaw.com is a domain registered in 2002; several years later, Nancy L. Lanard, of Lanard and Associates, P.C. and Josh Lignana, Spadea Lignana LLC formed a joint firm, under the name of The law firm of Spadea, Lanard & Lignana […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A Chinese domain thief was forced to return the stolen domain EDP.com via the UDRP process. Back in July, we wrote about the Portuguese company EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. filing the case; we correctly speculated that the domain, which had been transferred away to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename, had been stolen. In […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Green Bay Packers, Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin, filed a UDRP against the domain TotalPackers.com. Registered since 2008, the domain and associated web site provides news and information related to the popular NFL team. The domain TotalPackers.com commands more than 1 million visits per year. According to the UDRP: “Complainant’s team is one of […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A UDRP against the domain Brisas.com has been denied at the WIPO; the Respondent’s attorney, John Berryhill, marks another victory for client, Ashanti PLC Limited. Brisas means “breezes” in Spanish, and Grupo Hotelero Brisas, S.A. of Mexico, claimed rights to the LAS BRISAS mark and filed the UDRP. The 20 year old domain does not […]Copyright © 2016 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.