Alibaba.mx: Mexican company beat China’s giant retailer at the WIPO

A Mexican company, Alibaba Alimentos Balanceados de Belleza, is a 100% Mexican company dedicated to animal nutrition with the mission of improving animal production, increasing daily weight gain, and reducing costs. Chinese online retailer giant, Alibaba, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain Alibaba.mx from its registrant. It didn’t end too well for them as […]

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Nissan.ai UDRP: A different fate than the .com

Nissan Automotive Europe SAS filed a complaint with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center against Orbix Technologies over the domain name Nissan.ai. Nissan argued that the domain name was identical or confusingly similar to their trademark, NISSAN, and that Orbix Technologies had no legitimate rights or interests in it. Nissan provided evidence of their trademark […]

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GSF.com: Golden State Foods’ UDRP was denied

Golden State Foods sought to get the premium three letter .com domain GSF.com via the UDRP process. The Respondent, Greg Foltz / GSF Consulting, registered the domain 1993, making this UDRP a record-setting case, as it’s filed 31 years later. Sozos-Christos Theodoulou, Panelist of the Forum, noted that the Complainant does have rights due to […]

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Two LSAT domain UDRPs, same failed result—Here’s why

The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is a standardized test designed to assess key skills necessary for success in law school. It is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and is a critical component of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a few other countries. Law School Admission […]

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Lamborghini.ai gets UDRP’ed after obvious trademark infringement

The domain Lamborghini.ai was lost via the UDRP process, as it infringes on the world-famous trademark owned by the Italian automaker. The Complainant, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., is an Italian manufacturer of high-performance sports cars and owns worldwide trademark registrations for the mark LAMBORGHINI. ​ The disputed domain name is identical to the Complainant’s trademark and […]

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Teslashop.com domain registrant fought off Tesla—Who won?

The Polish registrant of Teslashop.com picked it on the drop in 2020. Tesla Inc. filed a UDRP to get the domain, citing the established use of its TESLA mark as early as in 2005. The Respondent made an interesting argument: Respondent also contends that the disputed domain name was registered in 2006, which predates the earliest registration date […]

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Rocketship.com: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in UDRP

A UDRP filed against the aged (1996) domain Rocketship.com has been decided at the WIPO. The domain was used in the past to actively provide email services. Complainant is Rocketship AB, a company registered in Sweden, while Respondent is ATTN Domain Inquiries, World Media Group, a company based in the United States. ​The Complainant argues […]

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Eliot beats Elliott in domain UDRP

The name Elliott is a male first name with alternate spellings, such as Elliot and Eliot. A UDRP case involving the domain name EliotMgmt.com was filed by Elliott Investment Management L.P., an investment management firm that owns the trademark for ELLIOTT. The Respondent, Brandon Won, is an individual who owns a company called Eliot Consulting […]

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HioBeech.com and BayAreaBeech.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

Textron Innovations owns the BEECHCRAFT trademark since 1963; they filed a UDRP to get the domains HioBeech.com and BayAreaBeech.com. The Respondent said: Respondent is an FAA-Certified Flight Instructor providing legitimate services for Beechcraft aircraft, including pre-purchase inspections, flight training, and relocation services. The website has a prominent disclaimer clarifying no affiliation with Textron. The domain […]

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Inera.cloud: Ironic UDRP decision after Respondent complying

A not-yet 18 year old from Poland registered the domain Inera.cloud. A Swedish company filed a UDRP claiming rights to the mark since 2010. In full panic mode, the Respondent communicated to the WIPO panel that they are eager to comply with the request to transfer the domain: On February 29, 2024, Respondent stated in […]

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StatenIslandOralSurgery.com: From a $100k asking price to a UDRP

In 2012, Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery hired a developer for its web site, operating from the domain StatenIslandOralSurgery.com. The agreement was canceled in 2023 upon which the company found out that the domain had been transferred to the developer. The two parties negotiated a sale, with the developer seeking $100,000 dollars that was […]

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Workday.media: Failed UDRP showcases weakness of most ultra-generic domains

Workday, Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain name Workday.media, on the basis of a registered mark for WORKDAY from 2007. The disputed domain was registered in 2024 and the Complainant operates from the domain Workday.com. The Complainant lost the UDRP despite no response being filed by the Respondent. Here’s what the Forum (NAF) panelist […]

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