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Take your shit with you : Hilarious #trademark on matching .com #domain

Dogs have to be walked, and going number two is part of the daily ritual. What’s not cool is when dog owners leave the dog’s crap wherever they defecated. Domain owners with dogs know better: take your shit with you. And now, this phrase TAKE YOUR SHIT WITH YOU is applied for as a trademark […]

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#UDRP madness : Indian Respondent disputes #Microsoft Windows trademark

From the “big balls” department: The Indian registrant of Windows12ISO.com claimed Microsoft’s mark is not valid in the ensuing UDRP. The obvious trademark infringement is emphasized by the content available at the web site. But according to the Respondent, this is what really happened: The disputed domain has been registered by the respondent in good […]

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#SARS .app : Business acronym is unfortunately the same as a disease

When your business acronym matches that of a disease, that’s unfortunate. In the case of the domain SARS.app, the UDRP was brought to the WIPO by the South African Revenue Service. The acronym – SARS – is a registered trademark in South Africa. The mark was registered in 2011, and the domain in 2020. However, […]

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Kobra.com UDRP ends in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of Kobra.com represented himself in a UDRP challenging the aged domain, and denied he ever offered the domain for sale. The Complainant, ELCOMAN Srl, Italy, not only was denied a positive outcome, it was also slapped with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: The Complaint deals with a Domain Name registered roughly […]

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Generic #domains as trademarks: Thesaurus.com at the #USPTO

The registrant of the domain Thesaurus.com has applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. The same company operates Dictionary.com, and they have applied for the registration of that mark as well. The application for THESAURUS.COM incorporates a graphic image as part of the mark, and the application was filed with an intent to […]

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Arvesta.com #UDRP results in Respondent’s loss with dissenting opinion

Registered in 2020, the domain Arvesta.com became the subject of a UDRP brought by a Belgian company that rebranded itself from Aveve in 2018. The word arvesta is derived from the Latin word arvus for plough. It was the generic nature of the terms that led the Respondent in this case to pursue the domain […]

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Dictionary.com : #Trademark application indicates new entity took over the domain

The operators of the domain Dictionary.com have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. The application for DICTIONARY.COM incorporates a graphical image as part of the mark. What makes this application interesting is that it’s been filed with an intent to use clause. While the domain was acquired by Rock Holdings in 2018, […]

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KylerMurray.com : Football player’s #domain name touches down #UDRP

Kyler Cole Murray is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. The matching.com domain, KylerMurray.com along with KylerMurray.org, were the subject of a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. K1 Promotions LLC filed the UDRP on the following basis: Complainant has common law rights in the KYLER MURRAY mark by virtue […]

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KalyanJewellers.com : #Domain UDRP reveals Bollywood worthy back story

The registrant of the domain KalyanJewellers.com was taken to the UDRP process, after the Indian jeweller (English spelling of jeweler) Kalyan Jewellers contested their rights. The UDRP quickly evolved into a case with a back story worthy of Bollywood. In a nutshell, the domain was allegedly registered in 2004 on behalf of a woman whose […]

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SUCKS.COM : Another day, another generic #domain applies for trademark at the #USPTO

Summary: SUCKS.COM aspires to be a registered trademark by filing an application at the USPTO. Ever since SCOTUS gave the green light for the registration of Booking.com as a trademark, we’ve been seeing an onslaught of new applications by registrants of generic domains. The mark applications include the TLD, which so far has been .COM […]

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C.COM – Impossible single letter #domain heads to the #USPTO

Single letter dot .com domains are impossible to register or acquire; in fact, only X.com and Z.com are officially registered. The rest of the domains are with the IANA, in reserved status. But what about C.COM, you might ask, how is it possible that this single letter .com domain has been submitted in a trademark […]

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HostMy.Cloud : #UDRP route failed to materialize for .CO.UK registrant

The registrant of HostMyCloud.co.uk went after the absolute matching domain, HostMy.Cloud via the UDRP process. In doing so, the Complainant asserted that they have established rights to the HOST MY CLOUD mark since 2014. Meanwhile, the domain HostMy.Cloud was registered in 2016. The sole panelist at the WIPO found no evidence of the Complainant’s fame […]

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