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Outside.com receives trademark registration at the USPTO

Outside.com received a registration certificate from the USPTO, for the matching mark: OUTSIDE.COM. The trademark was issued for on-line retail store services featuring live plants; Operating an on-line shopping site in the field of live plants. The registrant cited 2018 as the year of first use for the mark. This indicates that a domain sale […]

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LinkedInTalents.com : #UDRP Respondent wants $5 million dollars for the domain

When you incorporate a famous trademark such as LINKEDIN into your domain name, that’s strike number one. If you build a business on that brand’s fame, however, that second strike might be the last one. In the case of LinkedInTalents.com, the United Arab Emirates based registrant proclaims they spent time and effort building the content […]

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Zelle “support number” #domains lost via the UDRP process

Customers of large financial networks such as Zelle often have the need to contact support via the phone. It’s not a secret that these phone numbers are hidden from direct use and chat or email is offered initially. But to register domain names with “phone number” tagged onto a registered trademark and brand such as […]

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IBM1911.com #UDRP : There’s no tribute to IBM on this infringing #domain name

Registering a domain incorporating the world famous IBM trademark plus a date, seems to be a reference to a milestone event in the company’s history. Indeed, the company began in 1911, founded in Endicott, New York, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924. But the domain name IBM1911.com isn’t […]

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Nike.dev : #Domain UDRP delivers no victory to famous shoe manufacturer

Nike is a famous trademark, but it’s also the name of the Greek winged goddess Nike (Nee-kee) – the personification of victory. In fact, the famous shoe manufacturer Nike Innovate C.V. based its name on the aspiration that its brand delivers victorious results to its athlete consumers. The UDRP filed against the domain Nike.dev was […]

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Humidity.com applies for trademark registration at the USPTO

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Humidity.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1995, the domain Humidity.com has been in the possession of its registrant, Walter Meier, a Swiss company, since around 2009. The trademark application was made on behalf of the Condair Group AG and its Canadian […]

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Oh NOO.com! #UDRP Complainant found guilty of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

JHO Intellectual Property Holdings LLC and Elite IP Holdings LLC filed a UDRP against the three letter .com domain, NOO.com, and the end result is a resounding NO. Registered in 1998, the domain’s registration date predates any marks claimed by the Complainant by 15 years! Not only did the sole panelist at the WIPO deny […]

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Fairway.com and Home.com #domain buyer files for matching #trademarks

The buyer of the domains Home.com and Fairway.com has not wasted time: they’ve filed for the registration of the matching trademarks, HOME.COM and FAIRWAY.COM at the USPTO. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation upgraded its corporate domain to Fairway.com very recently, adding to its acquisition of Home.com for a reputed seven figures USD at a minimum. By […]

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SexToy.com applies for #trademark registration at the USPTO – How much did they pay for the #domain?

The registrant of SexToy.com, a 1995 domain, has applied for the registration of the mark SEXTOY.COM at the USPTO. The trademark application was filed for the following classes of services: Cleaner for use on adult stimulation aids Personal lubricants and vaginal lubricants Adult sexual stimulation aids, namely, vibrators, artificial vaginas, penis enhancers, penis rings, anal […]

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Bootcamp.com #trademark application indicative of aged #domain sale

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Bootcamp.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1994, the domain Bootcamp.com was offered for sale on Afternic until late 2020, where it most likely changed hands by being sold for an estimated six figures. Bootcamp.com was previously the web site of a […]

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BPost.com : “Be Part Of Some Thing” as claimed by Respondent in #UDRP

The registrant of BPost.com asserted that the BPOST acronym stands for “be part of some thing” in their UDRP response. The case against the domain was filed by bpost NV and bpost bank NV, Belgium that claimed rights to the BPOST mark going back to 2010. They registered Bpost.be in 2010 as well. The Respondent […]

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Function4.com #UDRP ends with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Function 4 LLC filed a UDRP against the aged domain, Function4.com. Registered in 2001, the domain is 20 years old whereas the Complainant in this case registered the mark FUNCTION4 in 2016. The company was formed in 2014. In the UDRP’s particulars, the sole panelist took note of the Complainant’s allegations: Complainant has made a […]

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