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#OGIO .com.au : Ballsy Aussie keeps #domain after #UDRP fails on technicalities

A ballsy Australian domainer gets to keep the domain Ogio.com.au, after a UDRP was triggered by a series of increasingly challenging events. Confident of its strong international brand and Australian trademarks, Ogio International Inc, filed a UDRP in order to reclaim the domain. The Complainant operates from Ogio.com. But lets rewind the clock back to […]

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Gas, fart and monkeys : #UDRP against FartMonkeyGarage .com by #Discovery channel associates

A production company that’s the focus of the Discovery Channel series Fast N’ Loud, claimed rights to the GAS MONKEY GARAGE mark, and filed a UDRP. The domain under flatulent fire: FartMonkeyGarage.com. Its owners created it to display humorous content and to sell t-shirts. From the case’s particulars it’s evident that the Respondent was aware […]

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Red-Dot .com : Dashed #domain pursued by #German company in #UDRP

Germans love dashed domains, and the UDRP for Red-Dot.com confirms that. The Complainant is Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, that operates from the matching .ORG. They also operate the .DE, with a dash. The Respondent is the owner of a company, Mining Auger & Tool Works, Inc., claiming rights to the RED DOT […]

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Rocket delivery .com : A 2003 #domain lost in 2019 via the #UDRP process

RocketDelivery.com, a domain registered in 2003, was wrestled away from its registrant via the UDRP process. The Complainant, Coupang Corporation, claimed that it has international trademarks for ROCKET, along with a Korean one for ROCKET DELIVERY. These trademarks go back to 2014, roughly 11 years after the domain was registered. The Respondent disputed all that […]

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#Smokeless tobacco #domains : Philip Morris is probably the most active #UDRP Complainant in #WIPO history!

A few months ago we took note of how active Philip Morris has been at the WIPO and NAF, filing UDRP cases against domains infringing on the company’s super valuable trademarks. The tobacco and smokeless products company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in its IQOS and HEET brands, and it has no problem […]

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#CustomSkateboard .com : #UDRP decision favors the Respondent at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the domain name CustomSkateboard.com failed to succeed. Due to the generic nature of the domain, and the lack of a registered trademark by the Complainant, the WIPO panelist ruled in favor of the Respondent. The Complainant, Mimic Skateboards Inc., operates from the plural, customskateboards.com. The Respondent’s request for a finding of Reverse […]

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MichalMenert .com : #UDRP failed despite “anal sex toy” store use of the #domain

Michal Menert is a music producer with his own Wikipedia entry, and yet, according to a panelist at the National Arbitration Forum, he’s not famous enough! Mr. Menert filed a UDRP against the domain MichaelMenert.com, that was registered in 2010. In previous years, the domain was used as a storefront for merchandise and tickets. Things […]

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#Buffalo #marathon .com : No existing trademark when #domain was registered

The registrant of the domain BuffaloMarathon.com won the UDRP, because in 2000 that he registered it there was no related trademark. That was the decision made on a UDRP case, filed by the Buffalo-Erie Marathon Association, Inc. They operate the Buffalo, NY marathon. On February 16, 2016, the USPTO registered the word mark BUFFALO MARATHON […]

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#Titoni .com UDRP : ESQwire wins case on lapsed #domain name

The UDRP for the domain Titoni.com was filed by its former registrant, Titoni AG of Grenchen, Switzerland that let it lapse. By not renewing the domain, the Complainant allowed a third party – the Respondent – to snap it up last December. The Swiss Complainant operates from Titoni.ch. Would that be a problematic case to […]

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#Australian Broadcasting Corporation files #UDRP against the aged #domain ABC.net

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has filed a UDRP against the premium, aged domain name, ABC.net. Registered in 1995, ABC.net has been in the possession of a Canadian domain investor, Beautiful Domains. There is no track record of a sale for the domain, and the current registrant appears to have held the domain since at least […]

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Morrisons Fresh .com : #British supermarket chain loses #UDRP after private investigation fails

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC of Bradford, UK, filed a UDRP against the registrant of MorrisonsFresh.com. The Respondent is primarily an importer of fresh fruit, some of it arriving from places such as central America. The Complainant is a company with over 110,000 employees and has annual revenue of around GBP 17 billion. In this UDRP, […]

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#CarCam .com : WIPO #UDRP ends up with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The domain CarCam.com does not infringe on a mark – that’s the consensus of the WIPO panel that decided on this UDRP case. The Complainant, Limited Liability Company AV 808 of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, owns the International Trademark Registration no. 1150989 for CARCAM, registered on January 9, 2013. They operate CarCam.ru since 2010. Meanwhile, […]

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