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Khloe Kardashian gets her matching .com via UDRP

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Khloe Kardashian on Instagram.

Khloe Kardashian on Instagram.

Khloe Kardashian, younger sister of media socialite Kim, has won a UDRP for the domain name KhloeKardashian.com.

As we mentioned earlier, the Kardashian and Jenner siblings filed several UDRPs for domains infringing on their personal names and trademarks.

In the case of KhloeKardashian.com, the panelist stated the following:

“The Complainant has made out a strong prima facie case that the Respondent does not have rights or legitimate interests in respect of the Domain Name. The use made of the Domain Name by the Respondent for a website parking page with a link to another website inviting offers to purchase the Domain Name does not indicate any such rights. The Respondent has chosen not to respond to the Complaint or to counter the prima facie case established by the Complainant. The Panel cannot envisage under the facts of this case what rights or legitimate interests the Respondent could have in the Domain Name which simply comprises Ms. Kardashian’s name. In the circumstances, the Panel finds that the Respondent does not have any rights or legitimate interests in respect of the Domain Name.”

When there is no finding of fair use on the behalf of the Respondent, such cases end up ordering the domain to be transferred to the Complainant.

A “fair use” could have been if the content were a protest site of some kind; then again, the existence of an active trademark does not offer such guarantee.

For the full text of the UDRP decision for KhloeKardashian.com, click here.


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