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Roofer.com : New #trademark application indicates #domain was sold

A trademark application for ROOFER.COM at the USPTO is a positive indicator that the domain Roofer.com was sold recently. The application for the registration of the ROOFER.COM mark uses a date of first use “at least” as early as in 1/1/2020. But was the domain Roofer.com sold that early in 2020? According to our research, […]

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#WIPO panelist slaps Tecme.com Complainant with a finding of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The registrant of the domain Tecme.com faced a UDRP challenge at the WIPO; the Complainant, Tecme S.A., Argentina, claimed to have formed in the 1960s. The Complainant produces ventilators and apparently they saw 2020 as an opportunity to grab a domain registered in 2000 – that’s 20 years ago and a full decade before the […]

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Gaygle.com : WIPO panelist cites “lack of counsel” as reason of no #RDNH finding!

The domain Gaygle.com was registered in 2003 and a UDRP complaint was filed with the WIPO in 2020. Basing the filing on a 2019 trademark for GAYGLE, the Complainant operates from the .CO variant. The Respondent stated that they legitimately registered the Domain Name more than 15 years before Complainant had ever used GAYGLE as […]

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Relation.com applies for #trademark registration at the USPTO

The registrant of Relation.com, a 1995 domain, has applied for the registration of the mark RELATION.COM at the USPTO. The “intent to use” application was filed for “Internet-based dating, social introduction and social networking services; Internet based social networking, introduction, and dating services.” Relation.com was last reported sold on Sedo in 2012, for $26,000 dollars. […]

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Opus.es : Seemingly generic #domain lost in #UDRP due to serving wine PPC ads

Opus is the Latin word for work of art, but in the world of trademarks and brands it all depends on use. The registrant of the domain Opus.es found out via the UDRP process that displaying PPC ads about wine constitutes trademark infringement. Opus One Winery LLC filed the UDRP at the WIPO, to protect […]

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Calculator.com : Domain owner applied for #trademark registration at the #USPTO

The owner of Calculator.com, a generic domain that was reported as stolen at some point, has applied for the registration of a US federal trademark at the USPTO. The application for the registration of CALCULATOR.COM as a trademark was filed on November 20th for the following services: “Providing a website featuring on-line non-downloadable software that […]

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Domain law: What would a judge say?

At some point, if you sell enough domains, you’re going to encounter a stealth buyer. In fact, at many venues, you may never know who the buyer is until the sale is complete and the name resolves at its new home. But let’s take a step back and review the negotiation that led to that […]

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Jumpcloud.net registrant given immense slack in #UDRP decision

The registrant of Jumpcloud.net was given immense slack by the NAF panelist, in a UDRP filed by the registrants of the matching .com. The Respondent failed to renew the domain in 2016, thus dropping its original registration stamp of 2012, and the domain was re-registered in 2017. Meanwhile, the JUMPCLOUD mark was registered in 2014. […]

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Croner.com : A 24 year old domain was just lost via the #UDRP process

Croner.com, a domain registered in 1996, was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Registered 24 years ago, the domain was challenged by The Croner Company, that claimed continuous use of this brand for at least the past 40 years. Apparently, the company’s founder was named Mel Croner. But the brand is very […]

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Orecle.com : #Domain hit with UDRP before #NameJet auction

Orecle.com, a domain that dropped and was auctioned on November 5, 2020 at NameJet, was hit with a UDRP days prior. The domain dropped and was caught on September 28, and by October 29 Oracle Corporation had filed a UDRP. The timing is important, as Namebio lists the NameJet sale to have completed for $230 […]

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MinoPlus.com #UDRP result: It’s Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

Another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision today; MinoPlus.com is a domain registered in 2009 and it was hit with a UDRP by Gapardis Health and Beauty, Inc. The Respondent sells hair extensions in Haiti using a MINOVAL PLUS mark, and considers “minoplus” to be the contraction of this mark. Oddly, the domain has been used […]

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Blockcard.com #UDRP resulted in a finding of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The registrant of Blockcard.com, a domain registered in 2010, was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. The sole panelist concluded that the domain was not registered or used in bad faith. The Complainant’s mark, BLOCK CARD, was registered in 2019. According to the particulars: “The Respondent say that the Complaint has sought to mislead […]

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