A UDRP brought at the National Arbitration Forum for the domain name, Creativ.com, ended with the Complainant’s defeat – despite rendering no response by the domain owner, and the existence of pending trademark applications. The single member panel pointed out that two years of use for the term and a thousand followers on Twitter do […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A prominent domainer’s lawyer successfully used an “Affluenza defense” to fight off a company’s predatory UDRP. Tony Angelo Spanakis, of Brooklyn, New York spent the early days of his youth as a well-spoiled child; the Spanakis family restaurant provided a comfortable living since the early 1970′s. “The Respondent’s sense of responsibility was distorted by many […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In a recent UDRP decision at the National Arbitration Forum, the case against the domain name NaturallyBorn.com was brought by the owners of the .net. Complainant Amy Phillips, operates a Question/Answer type web site, at NaturallyBorn.net and owns a registered trademark since Sept. 2012, for “naturally born.” The respondent was the registrar, NameCheap.com, although WHOIS […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
UDRP decisions at the WIPO are often repetitive: certain parts of the text can be copied and pasted from one decision to the next. While this practice saves time, it can also lead to the creation of a pattern consistent with a particular panelist’s decisions. One such case about WIPO panelist, Mr. Legler, was brought […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
How time flies! It was a year ago, when Rick Schwartz unleashed the ‘kraken‘, by winning a monumental reverse domain name hijacking decision against Brazilian entrepreneur, Márcio Mello Chaves. The SaveMe.com decision confirmed Rick’s full authority over a domain that pre-dated any later claims for a trademark in the land of samba and tiny bikinis. […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The Domain of Jesus, a non-denominational church in Alabama, decided that playing nice wasn’t going to cut it, so they took their case to the WIPO. If only things were that simple; they lost the case, with the single member panel explaining why their act was despicable. “This has to be one of the most […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
US President, Barack Obama, turned down an appeal by Márcio Mello of SaveMe.com fame, to receive a presidential pardon. Just days before the US elections, Mr. Obama handed out pardons to convicted individuals in various categories. For the “reverse domain hijacker” category, the applicant was denied, as seen in this photo below.Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is getting one major overhaul, that will improve the way the patent and trademark information and data are displayed. Domainers often peruse USPTO.gov to determine the existence or status of a trademark, prior to acquiring domain names. It is also where WIPO panelists go to determine the […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
You probably saw the fake picture from “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” circulating today; even the prestigious DNJournal fell prey to the obviously doctored screen grab. It’s sad how domainers fall for such cheaply done Photoshopped work! The real picture from the show is shown below; it connects DN Journal – the obvious authority […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In a private ceremony yesterday, domain king Rick Schwartz awarded the much coveted “Reverse Domain Hijacker” trophy to Brazilian entrepreneur, Márcio Mello Chaves, via Skype teleconferencing. “There is no doubt about it”, said a misty eyed Rick Schwartz. “This man has done so much for domainers, he clearly deserves to be recognized for his contribution […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The SaveMe.com saga has officially ended, what with Rick Schwartz declaring a full victory against the reverse domain hijacker, Brazilian lawyer Márcio Mello Chaves. For those of you that don’t want to wade through dozens of posts and hundreds of comments, we are offering below the comic book version of the case. Enjoy […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
These days, anything related to Brazil brings back memories of the Brazilian brothers behind SaveMe.com.br and their pending UDRP at the WIPO to wrestle SaveMe.com away from Rick Schwartz. While we’re awaiting the proceedings with intensive interest, news of an improved Internet infrastructure in Brazil indicate the country is trying to improve its image and […]Copyright © 2014 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.