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#Glovo .com UDRP ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking outcome

The domain Glovo.com was registered in 2001, and 14 years later a company acquired a trademark for GLOVO. The ensuing UDRP was decided at the WIPO, with the Respondent representing themselves. They stated that there was no way for them to be aware of a future trademark registration. That alone was sufficient for the sole […]

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Pablo #Escobar .com : A $3,000,000 asking price led to #UDRP loss for this 20 year old #domain

The domain PabloEscobar.com was registered in 1999, as an exact match of a deceased Colombian drug lord’s name. Pablo Escobar’s notoriety has been portrayed in several movies and in the highly-acclaimed Netflix drama series, “Narcos.” The son of Pablo Escobar operates a fashion franchise on his late father’s legacy, and is a published author. Additionally, […]

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#Beaumont .com : A 1995 #domain valued at $2,000,000 dollars was sent to the #WIPO

Beaumont.com is a geo-domain registered in 1995. Its registrant has been using it consistently selling religious medals. A Dutch company, Stone Fashion Group B.V., filed a UDRP at the WIPO and attempted to get the domain based on its history, which they claim that it stretches back 45 years. The WIPO panelist found that the […]

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#MediaHawk .com : A 1997 #domain name was dragged through the #UDRP process

Mediahawk.com was registered in 1997, and a company with trademarks ranging from 2010 to 2019 tried to snatch this generic domain. The Korean registrant disputed this argument, citing how it’s impossible to have known 13 years in advance of a future mark, and the WIPO panelist agreed. Among other things, the Panel finds that the […]

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Pocketbook.com #UDRP adds another notch on John Berryhill’s belt of victories

The aged domain, Pocketbook.com, sounds generic enough for any reputable company to avoid challenging its status quo among domains. Regardless, this 1997 domain registration was sent to the National Arbitration Forum via the UDRP process. The Complainant was Pocketbook International SA / Batmore Capital Ltd. IP attorney, John Berryhill, represented the Respondent in this case, […]

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#Kimya .com registrant wins UDRP with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

A Turkish domain investor who registered Kimya.com in 1999 faced a UDRP twenty years later. The Complainant is Armor, France, citing a trademark for KIMYA in 2018. The word means “chemistry” in Turkish, most likely from the Greek “Hymea” (Χημεία.) The Complainant used an unspecified third party to evaluate the domain, which came back with […]

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Got skin in the #domain game : Mike Mann wins #UDRP for Tergus.com

Domain investor, Mike Mann, won the UDRP brought against the domain Tergus.com. Tergus means “skin” in Latin, and Mike’s company, Domain Market, wanted $35,000 dollars for it when Tergus Pharma inquired about it. Tergus is a dermatology-focused pharmaceutical company. Tergus Pharma called the asking price “exorbitant” and filed a UDRP at the WIPO. Despite a […]

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#TechTrends .com : A 2002 #domain was challenged via the #UDRP process

TechTrends.com is clearly a generic domain, and was registered in 2002. Its Korean registrant intended to set up a tech industry news magazine. They did so in 2018. By 2007, Association for Educational Communications and Technology had trademarked TECHTRENDS, and in 2019 they tried to grab the domain from its registrant via the UDRP process. […]

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#GOAT .com registrant filed 2 #UDRP cases and only won one – here’s why

The registrant of Goat.com operates the domain as a “greatest of all time” acronym on quality footwear. They have an active trademark for GOAT, registered at the USPTO in 2016. At the end of 2016, Goat.com appears to have been sold by its previous owner for an undisclosed amount. Goat.com filed two UDRP cases against […]

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Blendid.com : #Domainer hit with a #UDRP after ignoring #GoDaddy offer

The British registrant of Blendid.com proudly wears the “domain speculator” badge. The two year old domain was challenged by a California company that first filed for an intent to use mark for BLENDID in early 2018. They received registration of the trademark at the end of last year. Subsequently the company filed a UDRP at […]

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From the King: DuRoi.com #domain registered in 1997 was spared in #UDRP

DuRoi.com is a domain registered in 1997 and its keyword “Du Roi” means “from the king” in French. A company acquired a design trademark that incorporates DU ROI in 2018, and attempted to buy the domain from its Chinese registrant, offering 700 CNY ($98 dollars!) The registrant responded with an asking price of 198,000 CNY […]

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#KingdomCompassion .com : Two #British businesses joust over royal #domain name at the #WIPO

The registrant of KingdomCompassion.com registered the domain in 2015, about two years before the dot .ORG holders did. The latter is a company offering counseling services, and in 2018 they registered the mark KINGDOM COMPASSION. Both companies are in the UK. The dot .ORG registrant filed a UDRP at the WIPO, and asserted that they […]

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