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Greenvelope : Fancy mark owner tries to grab GreenEnvelope.com domain

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UDRP has been denied.

The owners of the fancy mark GREENVELOPE attempted to get the domain GreenEnvelope.com via the UDRP process.

Complainant is Greenvelope, LLC of Mercer Island, Washington, that tried to snatch this 2006 domain from its owner.

According to the complaint:

Complainant owns the GREENVELOPE trademark, which was registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) on January 24, 2012 in International Class 38. The GREENVELOPE mark carries USPTO registration number 4,090,253, with a date of first use in commerce of April 4, 2009.

The Domain Name was registered on July 20, 2006. The Domain Name resolves to a landing page, with links to advertisements.

There was no response by the Respondent.

In the process, the Complainant pointed out what appears to be allegedly incorrect information in the WHOIS, along with the Respondent’s prior history with UDRPs that allegedly amounts to a demonstration of “abusive cybersquatting.

However, the sole panelist at the WIPO, Christopher S. Gibson, stated:

“In this case, even in the absence of a response from Respondent, there is simply no evidence provided by Complainant that Respondent registered the Domain Name to intentionally target a trademark owner including Complainant and its GREENVELOPE mark, or the trademark of any third-party for that matter. Instead, the Domain Name corresponds to the dictionary words “green” and “envelope,” and was registered years before Complainant first started using its trademark.”

The complaint was thus denied, and one can read about the GreenEnvelope.com case here.


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