#Briteline : Registrant sustained head injury; 1996 #domain UDRP failed

Mike Forde suffered head injuries, and was in danger of losing the domain Briteline.com – until a panelist found that the UDRP Complainant failed to provide proof of bad faith registration. Briteline.com was registered in 1996 and in 2004 a company registered the mark BRITELINE. Some 14 years later, they filed a UDRP at the […]

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#Tata Motors wins 1 out of 3 with TataInvest .com #UDRP case

Tata Motors, the Indian can manufacturer, has filed 3 UDRP cases in recent months, and has lost two of them. First it was the incredible case of Harrier.com, which is a generic domain registered many moons ago. Tata Motors lost that UDRP with flying colors. Yesterday, we shared the news on TataCoin.com, a domain whose […]

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#TATA coin : Chinese #cryptocurrency or opportunistic #domain registration?

The Chinese registrant of TataCoin.com used an interesting defense at the WIPO. TATA Motors, the Indian company that is rolling out the Harrier car, lost a UDRP it filed against TataCoin.com. The Respondent claimed the mark isn’t known in China, where cryptocurrencies are banned. According to their defense, that’s why they offered the domain for […]

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#Fusion3 .com : A 1999 #domain hit with a UDRP barely escaped at the #WIPO

Fusion3.com, a domain name registered in 1999, was challenged at the WIPO – almost 20 years later. Fusion3 Design, LLC of Greensboro, North Carolina, filed a UDRP dispute, basing their claims on a trademark registered in 2013. The Korean registrant and Respondent in this case, was self-represented, and pointed out the date of registration: The […]

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#ZOYO .com : Family name involved in UDRP for a #domain registered in 2002

A guy named Zoyo registered the domain Zoyo.com in 2002; sixteen years later, a British company filed a UDRP to enforce its rights for the ZOYO mark. A strange UDRP case, as the domain’s owner did not respond. The WIPO panelist, Desmond J. Ryan AM, pointed out that the Respondent’s family name is “Zoyo.” The […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking in #Digiti .com UDRP at the #WIPO

Digiti.com, a domain registered in 2002, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, DIGITI limited liability company of Zandhoven, Belgium, provided no information about its business other than the fact that it owns European Union trade mark number 017630955 for the word “DIGITI” registered on May 9, 2018 and it says […]

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#VGuard .com #UDRP : $320 million dollar company goes cheap over #domain name!

A company that generated $320 million dollars in 2017 tried to wrestle away VGuard.com, a domain registered in 2004. V-Guard Industries Limited of Vennala, India, asserted that its mark is famous as the company was formed in 1977. Operating from vguard.in, they filed a complaint via the UDRP process, attempting to force the Korean owner […]

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#IDEO .net : #Domain #UDRP a prime example of inconsistency in panelists’ decisions!

The UDRP decision for the case involving the domain ideo.net is a clear demonstration of inconsistency among the panelists. In many cases, a domain name’s registration date can predate a trademark, and yet, the domain is ordered to be transferred to the Complainant. Most of the time, however, a domain that was registered by the […]

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Pret dot .APP #UDRP : You snooze, you lose says #WIPO panelist!

The registrant of the domain Pret.app just won the UDRP dispute that was filed by the holder of 480 trademarks, Pret A Manger (Europe) Limited of London, United Kingdom. The word “pret” means “ready” in French, and the Respondent denied it registered the domain in bad faith. Instead, they pointed out to their entrepreneurial status […]

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#Wedia .com : A 21 year old #domain salvaged from the #UDRP process

Wedia.com is a domain registered in 1997; twenty-one years later, a French company attempted to wrestle it away from its Japanese registrant via the UDRP process. After offering $3,000 dollars to the Registrant and not hearing back, WEDIA SA of Paris, France, sent its lawyers to file a UDRP at the WIPO. Despite the lack […]

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#PetLife .com : A classic case of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The registrant of PetLife.com had someone threaten his domain asset, wiggling a trademark that did not exist in 2003. The domain PetLife.com was first registered in 1996, according to Archive.org; the DomainTools WHOIS records only go back to a subsequent registration in 2001. PetLife LLC asserted rights to the PET LIFE mark, by means of […]

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#Legally .com : Aged #domain saved from the clutches of the #UDRP process

Legally.com, a generic domain registered in 1997, was challenged via the UDRP process. The aged domain was offered for sale via Afternic, for $24,999 dollars. That’s hardly a bank breaker for a buyer in the legal services business, but in this case Legally Co of Newark, Delaware, filed a UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant […]

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