ImpossibleKick.com UDRP failed due to Complainant’s rushed filing

When you claim your mark has become distinctive but it hasn’t, filing a rushed UDRP won’t get you the domain name. Impossible Kicks Holding Company, Inc. filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name ImpossibleKick.com. The Respondent did not respond, but the sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the Complainant’s […]

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OlefyTech.com: Failed UDRP is a reminder about outsourcing domain registrations

When you form a company, you—the company’s principal—better register the domain names and brands associated with it. A Finnish company outsourced the domains OlefyTech.com, Olefy.tech, and other social media registrations to an outside party that was commissioned to come onboard the company’s spinoff brand; once the relationship turned sour, they demanded the domains back, filing […]

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LMG.net.au UDRP denied; it’s the Respondent’s initials, dummy!

Some Australian companies late to the domain game are using the UDRP process as the “Plan B” approach. In the case of the domain name LMG.net.au, the UDRP was filed by Liquor Marketing Group Ltd, claiming rights to the LMG mark in Australia. It seems that they could have known the acronym matched Leo Mark […]

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Homebuilder.com.au: UDRP ends with Complainant’s loss & Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

If you are a home builder in Australia, the ultimate domain name would be Homebuilder.com.au. The domain name was launched in mid December Down Under, all while it was hit with a UDRP just three days later. The Complainant, Homebuilder.com.au IP Pty Ltd, send out its lawyers to get the domain from another home builder. […]

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Do you like the domain ColombianCoffee.com?

We all love coffee and Colombian coffee is one of the best in the world. Apparently, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia) believed that by having a trademark in Colombia for CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA they could also usurp the domain name ColombianCoffee.com from its registrant. Filing a UDRP […]

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SchwabFinancialCare.com UDRP: Schwab vs. Schwab in classic David & Goliath fight

Simon Schwab is a young entrepreneur who began providing loans to customers during the pandemic, using the domain name SchwabFinancialCare.com. Meanwhile, multi-trillion dollar financial monolith, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., filed a UDRP to usurp the domain name. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com and attorney Jason B. Schaeffer in particular. Note: ESQwire is a […]

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Row.com: From $30k to $30m; domain hits trademark wall at the USPTO

Row.com is an ultra-premium, three letter, dictionary .com domain registered in 1993. Surprisingly, there are no web records of it as an active domain name before 2006, just a year before it was sold at Sedo for the sum of $30,000 dollars. Source: NameBio. Since then, the domain has been used as a forward to […]

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Why CitiusTech Healthcare Technology failed to get Citius-Tech.com via the UDRP process

CitiusTech Healthcare Technology is an Indian company using the CITIUSTECH brand and trademark. After failing to get the domain CitiesTech.com via the UDRP process, they failed in a UDRP filed against the operators of the domain Citius-Tech.com, which is owned and operated by an Indonesian company. Using a dash that separates the two words, one […]

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Holders.com: 9GAG community acquired domain, filed for trademark registration

Hong Kong based 9GAG Limited, operators of meme heaven 9GAG, have filed for the registration of the mark HOLDERS.COM at the USPTO. The company owns the domain Holders.com, which plans to develop into yet another meme-sharing paradise. The intend-to-use application was filed for the following products and services, related to Web3, NFT, and crypto (partial […]

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GuaranteedRemoval.com: UDRP gets #RDNH finding; Complainant made misleading claims

Erase Technologies LLC filed a UDRP to usurp the aged, generic domain GuaranteedRemoval.com. The Complainant operates a business from the pluralized variant and alleged that it owns a registered trademark for GUARANTEED REMOVALS. Not so fast, said the Respondent: Respondent replies that Complainant has no standing to bring this Complaint because Complainant does not have […]

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Translations.com: Trademark registration application unveils premium domains from 1999

TransPerfect Technologies LLC, operators of Translations.com, have filed for the registration of the matching trademark, TRANSLATIONS.COM. The USPTO application involves standard characters without claim to any particular font style, size, or color, for the following services: Consulting services in the field of internet marketing, namely, website localization and software localization; search engine optimization for sales […]

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Svendus.com vs. Avendus: Indian UDRP Respondent cites astrology as inspiration

Avendus Capital Private Limited, India, operates its brand offering asset management, credit solutions, investment banking and wealth management under its mark AVENDUS. Meanwhile, another Indian individual chose to register the domain Svendus.com via some mystic intervention: Respondent claims to have conceived the word SVENDUS on advice of his astrologer and that it is a meaningless […]

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