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Germany 1 – Russia 0 : UDRP against Tion.com failed


The owner of tion.com holds a German trademark.

A Russian company with a trademark registered in 2008 attempted to wrestle away tion.com, a domain registered in 1996.

Joint-Stock Company “Tion Holding Company” of Novosibirsk, Russia, filed a UDRP against the aged domain’s Registrant, a German citizen, in hopes of taking over its ownership.

The domain’s age wasn’t the only reason this case was outrageous to begin with.

The Respondent owns a German trademark since 2001, seven years before the Russian company claims to have registered theirs.

In the end, the decision delivered by the sole panelist of the World Intellectual Property Organization was as expected: the domain tion.com remains with the Respondent.

Unfortunately, no finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking was delivered, primarily because it was not asked for by the Respondent.

The full text of the UDRP decision for tion.com can be reviewed here translated into English, or in the original German text.

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