web analytics

Blitzgolf.com: UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

An Aussie Complainant operating from the domain BlitzGolf.net attempted to use the UDRP process to upgrade to BlitzGolf.com. The ensuing UDRP ended with a finding of Reverse Domain Hijacking, as the Respondent registered the domain in 2004 and has used it since to provide services under the brand. Said the sole WIPO panelist: The Policy […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Cat-tracks.com: Don’t use a brand’s fame to sell competitive products!

The domain Cat-tracks.com faced a UDRP filed by Caterpillar Inc. of CAT.com fame. The Complainant pointed out that the domain was used to promote and sell competitive products, all while displaying the CAT brand and mark. Indeed, as seen by the Respondent’s Facebook page, the majority of items for sale are not manufactured by Caterpillar. […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

CollegeFresh.com: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking found in UDRP

The registrant of the domain CollegeFresh.com was hit with a UDRP. The domain was registered in 2005 all while the Complainant formed five years later. In 2016 they failed to acquire the domain from the Respondent, and five years on (2021) they filed a UDRP. That’s “Plan B” said the WIPO panelist, denying the domain’s […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Fortini.com: UDRP shows $350,000 asking price for “common surname”

Dutch company N.V. Nutricia, producers of a food supplement product called “Fortini,” filed a UDRP against the domain Fortini.com. The Respondent in this case is Epik founder, Rob Monster. Epik is simply the registrar and not the Respondent in this case. Fortini.com was registered in 2012 and the Complainant has acquired the registration of trademarks […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Drugs.com has applied for #trademark registration at the #USPTO

The Trustee of the Drugsite Trust, operators of the generic domain, Drugs.com, have applied for the matching trademark. The applied for mark is DRUGS.COM and for the following products: Providing a website featuring news and information relating to pharmaceutical preparations and developments in the pharmaceutical industry; Providing a website that allows users to search for […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Boston.com has applied for #trademark registration at the #USPTO

Bostone Globe, operators of the beautiful geo-domain, Boston.com, have applied for the matching trademark. The applied for mark is BOSTON.COM and for the following products: Providing online news, articles, information, commentary, columns, opinions, multimedia content in the nature of text, audio, video and images in the fields of news stories, general interest features, entertainment, current […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

What did they expect? Lego IP #domain gets hit with a UDRP

If you name your company “Lego IP” and use the domain LegoIP.com you’d better be LEGO, the toy manufacturer giant. What if you are not? Then surely the real LEGO will file a UDRP to get the domain, so be prepared to lose it. How are we so certain? LEGO Juris A/S has filed 909 […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Belgian company won’t go Dutch; files #UDRP against DAN listed #domain

Belgian company MindWave cv chose to file a UDRP against Mindwave.eu, a domain registered in 2012, instead of buying it for 999 Euro. The domain was listed for sale by its registrant on the Dutch domain platform, DAN.com. The decision favored the Respondent, and cost the Complainant at least $1,500 to file, not including administrative […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Airbnb #domain “typo” predates the brand’s own!

A funky UDRP filed against the domain name airnb.com ended up with the giant corporation, Airbnb, winning the case. According to the complaint, the disputed domain name was originally registered in May 2008; since that time it has cycled through several different owners. Complainant states that Respondent has been listed as the registrant of the […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

HealthFitness365.com: Having a mark does not automatically lead to #UDRP win

The mark HEALTHFITNESS was registered in 2009 by Health Fitness Corporation, that filed a UDRP against the domain HealthFitness365.com. The domain was registered in 2017, and while the mark itself is contained within the disputed domain, the Complainant failed to provide proof of use of their own mark. At least, that’s what the WIPO panelist […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

MallOfOman.com: #UDRP Complainant loses case for the 2nd time

Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC lost the UDRP filed against the domain MallOfOman.com in 2018. The domain had been registered long before the Complainant acquired its mark. Complainants that lost a UDRP can refile, if new developments warrant such filing; the 2nd time their UDRP filing was also denied, despite no official response by the […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

WorldChessChampionship.com: Why the International Chess Federation lost the #UDRP

Chess is an ancient strategy game going back several millennia. Based in Switzerland, the International Chess Federation holds a trademark for FIDE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP. The French acronym “FIDE” stands for “Fédération Internationale des Echecs (International Chess Federation)”. The domain WorldChessChampionship.com is a domain consisting of the descriptive terms “world”, “chess,” and “championship.” It’s been […]

Copyright © 2021 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Next Page »