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Nestle.AI : Registrant wanted $50k but #UDRP gave the #domain away

The Chinese registrant of Nestle.AI claimed that the domain would be about an AI home robot product. At the same time, they offered to sell it to Nestle – officially Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Switzerland – for the sum of $50,000 dollars. The ensuing UDRP ended up at the WIPO and the sole panelist […]

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#Booking yeah! But don’t rush registering your generic #domains as trademarks

The US Supreme Court today affirmed that the domain name “booking.com” can be registered as a trademark (BOOKING.COM) instead of seen as merely a generic domain name. The decision should be well-perceived by many domain name investors that hold generic domain names. But a little detail hidden in the decision determines which domains qualify as […]

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State Farm loses second #UDRP against TheStateFarmBowl.com

State Farm filed a UDRP against the domain TheStateFarmBowl.com in March, which they lost. Three months later, they filed again, and once again they lost the case. The reason: no new information was provided, other than some private exchanges with the Respondent. In order for a UDRP case to be refiled for the same domain […]

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AccessSpa.com : #UDRP ends up in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Filing a UDRP against the domain AccessSpa.com did not end well for the registrant of the ACCESS SPA trademark. The mark was registered in January 2020, while the domain exists since 2009. Just because the registrant wants to sell it, doesn’t mean the Complainant can get it. In fact, the Respondent managed to provide enough […]

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Soccer10.com : Domain investor scores big with #UDRP transfer refusal

The registrant of the domain Soccer10.com has scored a big victory, defeating a South African betting company that filed a UDRP. The Complainant is Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Limited, South Africa, and they have a trademark for SOCCER 10. In the Complaint, the Respondent did not file an official response, but did respond, stating the […]

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Twelve billion dollar corp loses #UDRP it brought against the #domain name Yarafert.com

Yara International ASA, Norway, manufactures and supplies fertilizer. With 16,000 employees and operations in more than 60 countries, it reported revenues of approximately $12.9 billion in 2019. Operating from Yara.com, the company filed a UDRP against the registrant of YaraFert.com, a Jordanian fertilizer company. The Respondent, who did not involve an attorney, denied the charges. […]

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EiPSON.com lost in a #UDRP due to obvious infringement of the #EPSON brand

A Chinese OEM parts manufacturer operating from the domain EiPSON.com since 2016, had no intention to pass off as “EPSON” according to his statement. Hilariously attempting to cover up the similarities in the logo, along with the fact that the parts being sold are for EPSON products, led to the domain’s loss via the UDRP […]

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Black Rock Coffee wins #UDRP brought against the #domain name BR.Coffee

A distributor of Brazilian coffee asserted that its BRCOFFEE mark gives it rights to the domain name Br.Coffee. The latter is a brand of Black Rock Coffee, a coffee brand located in the Midwest of the United States. The Complainant has used the BRCOFFEE trademark in connection with its business since at least January 7, […]

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Tokyo2021.org registrant fails to convince #WIPO board about golfing in #Tokyo 2021

The 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan was postponed until 2021, and the TOKYO 2020 trademark is still being used to decide whether domains infringe on this Olympic mark. The registrant of the domain Tokyo2021.org asserts it was put together for a …golfing tournament he planned in Tokyo. We warned about such silly registrations involving TOKYO […]

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QuackIt.com : Hijacked #domain returned to owner via the #UDRP process

QuackIt.com was hijacked and the registrant used the UDRP process to get it back. According to the case reported by the WIPO, the perpetrator targeted a domain with plenty of clout among the coding community, registered in 2000. From the UDRP: The Respondent’s email address as provided/verified by the Registrar has been linked to multiple […]

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HeatNBond.com : #UDRP succeeds in usurping 15 year old #domain name

The domain HeatNBond.com was registered in 2005, and after 15 years it has been “lost” via the UDRP process. The Complainant in this case, registered the trademark for HEATNBOND in 1992 and challenged the domain’s ownership at the WIPO. In presenting their case, the Complainant asserts that the real registrant is Lisa Katz, who has […]

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SonYouTube.com : #Google beat #Sony in getting this #domain

When famous trademarks such as Sony and YouTube get combined into a domain, the end result is mostly likely a UDRP. In the case of the domain SonYouTube.com the “winner” is Google, owners of the YOUTUBE mark. Apparently Sony didn’t seem interested, as it took six years for this domain to be usurped via the […]

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