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Generic #domains : Trademark applications for Gambling.com, Rugs.com, Shop.com

Trademark applications at the USPTO for terms matching generic domains are surging, all thanks to the decision by SCOTUS on the Booking.com case. Owners of generic domains are applying for the registration of marks that include the extension, and it’s all .COM so far. Here are the latest applications to register trademarks matching generic domain […]

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RSS.com : The latest domain #trademark application at the #USPTO riding on the Booking.com decision

Domain name owners are taking advantage of the SCOTUS decision on Booking.com, applying for the registration of trademarks that contain generic domain names. The latest application involves the three letter domain name, RSS.com. The application at the USPTO cites July 25, 2020 as the date of first use, for the following services: “Cloud-based file storage […]

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Law.com, Approve.com : The latest generic #domains applying for a trademark

We keep track of generic domains becoming new trademark applications at the USPTO, following the decision by SCOTUS that Booking.com can be trademarked. The list is growing daily, and we cover domains that are – mostly – single word keywords. Today’s findings involve the super-generic domain names Law.com and Approve.com. Both applications are filed on […]

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Generic #domains : Trademark applications for Rate.com, Recruiter.com, Drips.com and Give.com

Another day, another trademark application at the USPTO for domains that are generic in nature. Once seen as unregistrable marks, single word domains have given a new momentum to trademark registrations, ever since the SCOTUS decision on Booking.com opened the floodgates. This time around, we noted four new applications: Rate.com Recruiter.com Drips.com Give.com In particular: […]

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Antel.com : A 1999 #domain lost via the UDRP process due to PPC ad links

Antel.com, a domain registered in 1999, was challenged in the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant isn’t Intel, but rather an Uruguayan telecom company called Antel, asserting rights to the ANTEL mark going back to 1995. They operate from the domain Antel.com.uy. The Respondent did not utilize the services of an attorney, opting instead […]

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#Trademark application for PORN.COM marks the beginning of a new #domain order

The registrants of the domain Porn.com have filed for the registration of the matching trademark, both as a stylized logo and as the “PORN.COM” wordmark. The two separate applications were filed at the USPTO on June 30th, citing first use of the mark in 2007. The trademark application examiners will have a field day perusing […]

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Pornhub #domain typo ends in UDRP two years after Sedo sale

Adult content provider, Pornhub, uses its trademarked brand to contest the registration of typo domains via the UDRP process. In a recent case involving the domain Ponhub.com, the domain was naturally ordered to be transferred away from the registrant, Sedo.com and its domain transfer service. What had ensued is pretty evident: The buyer of Ponhub.com […]

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Generic #domains : Mattress Firm applied for the SLEEP.COM trademark at the #USPTO

The SCOTUS decision on Booking.com made waves this summer, and Mattress Firm, Inc. is not sleeping. The mattress giant operates the domain Sleep.com and filed for the SLEEP.COM trademark at the United States Patent and Trademark office. The “intent to use” (ITU) application is listed as “Providing a website featuring information in the field of […]

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#AIRCOM trademark application : Would the obvious #domains be in danger?

We noted a new application for the mark AIRCOM at the USPTO. The application is for “Ventilation fans for cooling cabinets and electronics” and it was filed by AC Infinity Inc., a company that manufactures airflow and cooling solutions for a variety of hardware. In the minds of most domain investors, any term ending in […]

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FacebookWallet.com : Famous trademark enforced at the WIPO

Famous brands own famous marks, and in the case of Facebook any domain that contains “facebook” is an invitation for a UDRP filing. Just as Mike Mann found out recently, Facebook took matters to the WIPO against the domain FacebookWallet.com. The Chinese registrant did not respond in this UDRP, and the matter closed quickly. At […]

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Generic #domains : Cams.com, Liquidation.com, Bumper.com apply for matching #trademarks

The bag of Aeolus opened wide when SCOTUS decided on the Booking.com case. Since then, several generic domain registrants applied for the registration of trademarks matching the full domain name. We’ve discussed the cases of Ladder.com & Ladders.com, alongside Beauty.com, and Cruises.com. Notable applications include Jerky.com and Fetch.com, all while Porn.com is also waiting in […]

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Algorand.CO #UDRP : Domain investing is a legitimate activity

When a generic domain is older than the keyword’s trademark, the rule of thumb is that there is no bad intention in the registration. In the case of Algorand.CO, the Indian Respondent registered the domain at a time that the Complainant, Algorand, Inc. had not yet registered their mark. The panelist’s decision favored the Respondent, […]

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