Taylor Gang : First the .net, then the .us and now the .com lost in UDRP

Can’t stop the Taylor Gang guys from protecting their brand; the Wiz Khalifa hip hop outfit is on a roll. After winning the first UDRP for TaylorGang.net in 2014, the Complainant filed and won another UDRP for TaylorGang.US. The goal was most likely to establish a precedent and go after the dot .com, TaylorGang.com, a […]

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WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution

An advanced workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution will be held on Thursday, May 14th. The location will be at the offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York City. This WIPO-organized event is targeting trademark practitioners and potential filing parties, namely trademark owners and domain name registrants. Participants should have a basic understanding of […]

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UDRP over domain ‘Chinese pot’ .com denied at the WIPO

Talk of this UDRP as if the kettle is calling the pot black – or something like that. Chinesepod Limited of London, United Kingdom, got all pissy-headed and filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain ChinesePot.com. Now then, we aren’t sure whether the registrant had the porcelain kind in mind, or the weed […]

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WIPO announces ‘Advanced Domain Name Workshop’ classes

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced an upcoming ‘Advanced Domain Name Workshop.‘ WIPO’s Advanced Workshop focuses on UDRP case trends covering the most relevant substantive and procedural issues.  The Workshop also provides an overview of the various new ICANN Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) available in connection with the launch of new gTLDs. The event […]

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Amazon trademark involved in latest domain UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd.

The business plan of Yoyo Email Ltd., a British company that registered several thousand dot .Email domains, has yet to be disclosed. Setting a record number of UDRP cases in 2014, Yoyo Email Ltd. is notorious for the absurdity of its domain registrations: they match famous trademarks. In the latest UDRP at the WIPO, Amazon.com, […]

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Just an ilusion.com : Generic domain was saved from UDRP at the WIPO

In English, the word “illusion” is spelled with two L’s but in Spanish one is missing. There is also an accent on the letter “u”. Due to this fine detail, a Mexican company, Diltex SA, decided to file a UDRP against the registrant of the domain Ilusion.com. The case was defended by UDRP Police DBS, […]

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Germany vs Italy: Alessandro.com was saved in self-represented UDRP!

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 […]

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Michelin.Email is the latest domain lost in ‘Yoyo Email’ UDRP

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 […]

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WIPO: Judge Judy joins judiciary UDRP panel

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 […]

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PlusTransfer: UDRP denies domain transfer to … a file transfer company!

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 […]

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Photo.com UDRP denied transfer to Complainant

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 […]

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Yoyo Email Ltd. loses another mass-UDRP for 9 domain names

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 […]

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