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Simply.com applied for #trademark registration at the USPTO

SimplyIOA LLC, operators of the domain Simply.com, have applied for the registration of the mark SIMPLY.COM with the USPTO. Simply.com was registered in July 1995, making it one of the last domains that were registered without paying a fee. The SIMPLY.COM mark is being claimed for the following services (partial list:) Downloadable software application for […]

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Tips.com: No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

There was no Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in the UDRP filed against the aged, generic domain Tips.com. Registered in 1991 (30 years ago!) the domain Tips.com changed hands in 2006 for the sum of $100,000 dollars. It’s currently pointed to a portfolio lander with dozens of other premium domain names. The UDRP was filed […]

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Decotel.com: UDRP case reveals former registrant of Interpol.com

Decotel Ltd, United Kingdom, filed a UDRP against the domain Decotel.com – a domain registered in 2001. The 20 year old domain matches the DECOTEL mark, a common law mark, since 1999. In fact, the Complainant registered its domain then. Although common law marks are generally considered weak in UDRP cases, the Complainant prevailed against […]

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

Kinetic Progression LLC, operators of the domain Crypto.com, have applied for the registration of the mark CRYPTO.COM with the USPTO. Crypto.com was registered in May 1993, as one of the early domains when registrations were free. The domain was sold in 2018 for an estimated $12 million dollars. The CRYPTO.COM mark is being claimed for […]

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SanBenedetto.com: Catholic monk defense won #domain UDRP

San Benedetto, blessed be your grace.Ā  That’s what the Respondent in a UDRP filed against the domain SanBenedetto.com is probably saying. The domain was challenged at the WIPO due to an Italian firm’s mark. Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A., Italy, filed the UDRP to defend its SAN BENEDETTO mark in multiple locales. They produce mineral […]

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G’day #domain granted grace in #UDRP Down Under

G’day mate. Australians use this greeting on a daily basis, as our friend Mike Robertson can confirm. It makes sense that an Aussie registered the matching domain, Gday.com.au Down Under. Not so fast, said Discovery Holiday Parks Pty Ltd of Australia, filing a UDRP: G’DAY is their registered mark. The Complainant is a proprietary company […]

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Arm.global UDRP: Global aspirations indicator cost #domain

When you choose a TLD such as dot .global for your domain, it denotes just that: global aspirations. The UDRP that was filed against the domain ARM.global caught the WIPO panelist’s attention once the Respondent asserted that the term “ARM” is a generic keyword. The panelist quipped that when used alongside the particular TLD, the […]

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Coaching.com applied for #trademark registration at the USPTO

Coachlogix, Inc., operators of the domain Coaching.com, have applied for the registration of the mark COACHING.COM with the USPTO. Coaching.com was registered in October 1995, making it one of the early domains that actually paid fees to be registered. The COACHING.COM mark is being claimed for the following services: A cloud-based platform as a service […]

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Sold for almost $30,000 dollars, imdb.CN was lost via the #UDRP process

The domain imdb.cn was sold for almost $30,000 dollars in 2019. A UDRP filed against the domain’s Chinese registrant reveals the number: 200,000 RMB. At the time, the Chinese currency (Yuan) was listed at 6.7121 to the US dollar, giving an exchange totaling $29,796 dollars at the time the sale occurred. The Complainant is IMDB.com, […]

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PayEx vs. PayEx Ou: Who won the #UDRP?

An Estonian company using the domain PayExOu.com was hit with a UDRP filed by Swedbank PayEx Holding AB. The Respondent noted that as an Estonian legal entity Payex OƜ was formed in full compliance with Estonian law in 2018. They checked for similar entities in Europe to avoid mark conflicts but not in Sweden, apparently: […]

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Embrace.com files for #trademark registration with the #USPTO

Embrace.com, the boutique domain company operated by domain investor and entrepreneur, Elliot Silver, has applied for the registration of the matching mark EMBRACE.COM. Elliot’s company, Top Notch Domains LLC, is seeking to trademark the Embrace brand, consisting of EMBRACE.COM in block lettering with the E comprising a pair of interlocking mirror-reversed letters. In that sense, […]

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HikingTrails.com: #Trademark application points to recent #domain sale

The operators of the domain HikingTrails.com have applied for the registration of the matching mark, HIKINGTRAILS.COM. The USPTO application is filed with an “intent to use” clause, which often indicates that the related domain was acquired recently. Here are the services linked to the trademark’s application: Downloadable mobile applications for hiking trails, gear, equipment and […]

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