Executive summary: The UDRP against the aged, generic domain, NewForests.com was denied, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking as well. A three member panel at the WIPO delivered their decision, after hearing out the Complainant’s claims. New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited of North Sydney, Australia, asserted they held a trademark on ‘NEW […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Frank Schilling’s Name Administration recently won a UDRP that was filed against the domain Torneo.com. The 16 year old domain was successfully defended by IP attorney, John Berryhill, who has performed the same function several times in the past. During the discussion of this incident, we wondered how many UDRP cases has Frank Schilling or […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
IEC.com, an aged, three letter .com domain was saved at the WIPO after International Electrotechnical Commission of Geneva, Switzerland filed a UDRP against it. Represented by ESQwire.com, the Respondent asked for a three member panel to deliver a decision. According to the UDRP: “Amongst other things, the Complainant is the owner of Swiss Trademark Registration […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Despite an ongoing emissions scandal involving German automaker Volkswagen, a trademark is still a trademark. In a UDRP filed against the owner of the domain name Volkswagen.XYZ, the Respondent was a Minnesota car dealer. Still, such relationships do not justify going after a domain that clearly constitutes a trademark infringement – unless there is an […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its 2015 report on domain name disputes. Spanning the period from January 1 and September 30th, 2015, the report shares some interesting metrics about domain disputes, as compared to 2014: 2,015 UDRP cases were filed in 2015, as compared to 1,940 in 2014; an increase of 3.9%. Regarding […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Exotic pets, such as bobcats, aren’t particularly popular – and yet, HugeDomains won a UDRP for the domain MyBocat.com on its generic nature. Does one really own a bobcat – a feral carnivore feline – to call it “my bobcat?” Some images from Google say yes. But that’s not important in the eyes of the […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In summary: registering domain names that include famous trademarks is a no-no. The registrant of FacebookMessenger.com managed to outsmart Facebook, securing that domain on June 7, 2014. The proliferation and popularity of the Facebook Messenger has skyrocketed since; in fact, Facebook also owns the ultra generic Messenger.com. However, to incorporate a trademark – Facebook – […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
If you’re a fan of domain hacks – the manipulations of a keyword with the TLD to form another keyword – then it’s time to cry. The domain name B.MW, was challenged in a UDRP. Naturally, the Complainant was BMW, and they succeeded in this case, as B.MW was ordered to be transferred. The fact […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The “e” and “i” domain prefixes are reminiscent of the early 90’s, but this does not mean such domains are useless. In the case of iBuy.com, the prefix can indicate personal action and regardless, the domain is short and memorable – not to mention, 20 years old. Perhaps that’s why IBUY Stores, Inc. of Harriman, […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Two separate UDRP cases filed on behalf of Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner’s daughters, Kylie and Kendall, resulted as expected. The domain names KylieJenner.com and KendallJenner.com were ordered to be transferred, in UDRPs filed at the WIPO in July. Earlier this year, both Kim and Khloe Kardashian won their respective UDRP cases as well, so the […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Khloe Kardashian, younger sister of media socialite Kim, has won a UDRP for the domain name KhloeKardashian.com. As we mentioned earlier, the Kardashian and Jenner siblings filed several UDRPs for domains infringing on their personal names and trademarks. In the case of KhloeKardashian.com, the panelist stated the following: “The Complainant has made out a strong […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The World Intellectual Property Organization has released statistics related to the global trademark and patent applications. Sharing data for years 2012-2013, the latest infographic shows some surprising information that brand creators, entrepreneurs and IP attorneys will find interesting: In 2013, 2.6 million patents were applied for globally Annual growth was 9% for patent applications in […]Copyright © 2015 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.