Failed UDRP showcases weakness of most ultra-generic domains

Workday, Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain name, on the basis of a registered mark for WORKDAY from 2007. The disputed domain was registered in 2024 and the Complainant operates from the domain The Complainant lost the UDRP despite no response being filed by the Respondent. Here’s what the Forum (NAF) panelist […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. NameFind won UDRP with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

In a UDRP filed against the domain, the Complainant, SMARTCATCH, failed to prove that the Respondent, NameFind LLC, registered and used it bad faith. The three member Panel at the WIPO found that the Respondent had acquired the domain name before the Complainant had any trademark rights and that “smartcatch” is a generic term. […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP on 21 year old domain has failed

An Australian entrepreneur and domain investor operating from the domain faced a UDRP at the Forum (NAF.) GoSaaS, Inc. claims that it owns the “GOSAAS, INC.” trademark, registered with the USPTO in 2018, and has been operating under this name since 2017. They argue that the Respondent’s use of the domain creates confusion […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Chinese Respondent “in shock” as fan claims got shut down

The registrant of the domain and Respondent in the UDRP was “in shock” after the case was filed. Founded in 2006 Complainant, Nvest, Inc. d/b/a SigFig, offers a variety of digital wealth solutions, including robo-advisory and other platforms for personalized investment advice. Complainant has an international presence, through e.g. the United States, Canada, India and […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Indian company takes on Wallgreens via the UDRP process

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Walgreen Co. fired a combined salvo against an Indian company, over the domain What was at stake: Wallgreens is a huge American corporation that operates the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States, behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and […]

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Alpha Bank lost UDRP for the domain

Greek bank, Alpha Bank S.A., filed a complaint against the domain, arguing that it is identical to its trademarks and that the Respondent, who is a domain investor and seeks $19,999 dollars for it has no rights or legitimate interests in the domain name. ​ The Respondent claimed that the domain is not confusingly […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP led to a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Neurocog Pty Ltd, a clinical psychology practice in Australia, filed a UDRP against the domain The Complainant owns trademark registrations for “Neurocog” in Australia and the United States. The WIPO panelist found that the domain name is indeed identical to the Complainant’s trademark and that the Respondent has not demonstrated any rights or legitimate […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. beats in UDRP

In the UDRP case between 1800TruckWreck LLC and Randall MPR / Randall Marketing and Public Relations concerning the domain, the Complainant argued that the domain was confusingly similar to their trademark, alleging that the Respondent has no legitimate interests and registered the domain in bad faith. The Respondent contended that there was no substantial […]

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Brilliantly boring domain got cybersquattered

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. had no idea that someone was watching their trademark registration application at the USPTO. The same day that they applied for the registration of BRILLIANTLY BORING, someone registered the matching domain The domain was then listed for sale on What are the odds? Cybersquatters who follow trademark […]

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Briton wants to trademark DOT COM!

There’s a lot of potential in dot com domains and a British man wants to capitalize on that established success, it seems. Filing for the registration of the mark DOT COM at the USPTO appears to be the first such step. The application involves a mascot with glasses and two identical hands, holding what appears […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Another win for John Berryhill as dispute is denied

The disputed domain name is registered with Spaceship, Inc. (the “Registrar”). ​The Complainant, Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V., holds trademark registrations for the WATERLAND mark in multiple jurisdictions, including Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, and the European Union. ​ The Respondent, Emerson Alvarado, and Paytotake LLC acquired the disputed domain name at a Namejet auction for […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP ends with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Aromatech, Ltd., Canada, filed a UDRP to get the domain from its registrant, who acquired it in 2005. The domain’s acquisition predates the date of the Complainant’s mark registration of AROMATECH in 2009, thus leading the WIPO panelist to deny the transfer, emphasizing that fact: “The Panel considers that, in all the circumstances, the […]

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