Alpha.Finance: #Greek bank failed to get domain via the #UDRP process

A Polish domain investor placed the domain Alpha.finance for sale with a price tag of $19,888 dollars. That didn’t sit well with Alpha Bank, one of Greece’s established banks with an annual revenue of 520 million euro. The bank filed a UDRP on the basis of its ALPHA BANK and other registered marks. As a […]

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Catapillar.com: A 23 year old typosquatting domain gone via the UDRP process

How do you spell caterpillar? Definitely not “catapillar” but it may sound like that! The registrant of the domain Catapillar.com has held it since 2001 but this 23 year old domain was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Caterpillar, Inc., a well-known provider of heavy-industry equipment, in business since 1904. Complainant holds a […]

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Hyzon.com UDRP: Domain registration predates Complainant’s mark rights

The domain name Hyzon.com was challenged by Hyzon Motors USA Inc., in a UDRP filed at the WIPO. Although the Respondent did not respond, the WIPO Panelist noted that the domain name’s registration date (2018) predates that of the Complainant’s mark registration in 2020. As the domain’s WHOIS information remains private, the Respondent in this […]

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Piffmagazine.com: Despite cussing out, Respondent won the UDRP

Despite cussing out in their opening response to the UDRP summons, the Respondent and registrant of the domain Piffmagazine.com won the case. Societe Nouvelle du Journal l’humanite filed the UDRP to protect its Pif Le Mag mark. Pif is a cartoon character that is utilized by the Complainant as a mascot to deliver its messages […]

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WynnCruelty.com UDRP: Noncommercial, genuinely fair, and not misleading or false

The registrant of WynnCruelty.com is using the domain to share information about alleged practices at Wynn Resorts; in particular, how eggs are sourced. The domain is thus associating Wynn Resorts with animal (chicken) cruelty and presents its content utilizing the WYNN mark. Wynn Resorts Holdings LLC filed a UDRP to get the domain. The Forum […]

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Alhambra.com UDRP: Spanish entity fails to get aged domain

A Spanish organization has failed to usurp the domain name Alhambra.com from its registrant, a Malta-based domain investor operating under the Indefinite.com brand. Registered in 2000, the domain matches the Complainant’s mark, ALHAMBRA, that was registered in 2011. Furthermore, the Complainant is entrusted with the protection, administration and conservation of the Monumental Complex of the […]

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MediaCombo.com UDRP: A terrible decision demonstrates need for Respondent’s reply

The UDRP decision against the domain name MediaCombo.com demonstrates the importance of the Respondent’s reply to such filings. Registered in 2014, MediaCombo.com was challenged by Mediacom Communications Corporation, a company known to be proactively enforcing its rights to the MEDIACOM mark. Since 2011, Mediacom has filed at least 48 UDRPs, some with multiple domains. Every […]

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ResourceX.com UDRP: A 2014 registration beat one from 2015 – Makes sense

The registrant of the domain name ResourceX.com was slapped with a UDRP, filed by Hannes Schmutterer Schmutterer & Partner Information Technology GmbH, Austria. The Complainant registered the .at counterpart in 2015, a year after the Respondent registered the .com. In other words, a ccTLD holder was late to the domain game, and yet they believed […]

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SimGun.com UDRP: Austrian bankrupt company tried to get its domain back; Who won?

An Austrian company that went bankrupt filed a UDRP to secure its domain, SimGun.com, after the minority stakeholder took control of it. The case was decided at the WIPO with the Complainant, FACT Systems GmbH, claiming that the domain was transferred away from its control unlawfully. Not so fast, said the Respondent, who asserts that […]

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Euronet.com UDRP: Aged domain’s Dutch registrant won with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Thirty years after its registration in 1994, the domain name Euronet.com was hit with a UDRP. Prior to the UDRP, Dutch company Euronet Internet, operating these days as Online.nl, was approached by the Complainant, US-based Euronet Worldwide, Inc., to acquire the domain for $30,000 dollars. Upon being told by the registrant that they would seek […]

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EmersonTower.com UDRP: Respondent got greedy, apparently

The UDRP for the domain EmersonTower.com involved two Missouri companies; the Complainant being Emerson Electric Co, operating from Emerson.com, and the Respondent being a web consulting company. Despite the Respondent’s attempts to justify the domain’s registration which is forwarding to their web site, it’s interesting to note the following: The Respondent registered the domain mere […]

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Transco.com UDRP: Attorney John Berryhill goes against a train—Who won?

Attorney John Berryhill scored another victory, this time against a train company, Transco Railway Products Inc., that filed a UDRP to usurp the domain Transco.com. The decision by a three member panel at the WIPO was unanimous: “The Panel has considered and found unconvincing the Complainant’s argument that the Respondent’s use of a privacy service […]

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