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More #blockchain industry companies protecting their #cryptodomains and IP

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin – and another 1,000+ tokens and coins using blockchain technology are keeping investors, geeks and now lawyers busy.

The latter, due to the need for protection of their intellectual property, their brands and names, many of which are registered trademarks.

It comes as no surprise that many recent UDRP cases involve domain names that incorporate popular tokens and coins, or entire corporate names.

We recently found more cases that such companies brought to UDRP panels, and here’s a selection, linking to the decisions:

  • Bittrex, Inc. – Took home bittrex.center, bittrex.company, bittrex.express, bittrex.live, bittrex.tech, bittrex.technology – link to decision.
  • Bittrex, Inc. – In a separate UDRP, they got Bittrex.cash – link to decision.
  • Bittrex, Inc. – In a third UDRP, they got bittrex.biz and bittrrexx.com – link to decision.
  • Bittrex, Inc. – In a fourth UDRP, they secured bittrex.exchange – link to decision.
  • Bittrex, Inc. (presumably) – Pending UDRP for bittrex.promo and bittrrex.info – link.
  • PayPal, Inc. – The predominant digital money exchange took home PayPalMoneyPools.com – link to decision.

In a nutshell: keep away from incorporating brands and products of others in your cryptodomain registrations, regardless of how confident you are about their generic usage.


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