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#Canarchy .com : Craft beer maker pops a negative #UDRP decision

Canarchy is a portmanteau of “can” and “anarchy” and a craft beer brand. Very clever. That being said, the company’s registration of the mark was made 45 days after Canarchy.com was registered. The company, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, filed a UDRP to scoop up the domain name. The Complainant is using Canarchy.beer currently. The […]

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#Farmako .com : German pharma corp lost #UDRP due to #domain name’s age

Farmako.com, a domain name registered in 2008, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is German pharmaceutical company Farmako GmbH. They acquired a German trademark for FARMAKO earlier this year. The company formed last year, operating from Farmako.de and focusing on the therapeutic benefits of cannabis products. Farmako GmbH has been […]

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ABC.net #UDRP decision : The Complainant’s request should be denied

The UDRP against the aged domain ABC.net was a shocking reminder of how long after registration such proceedings can take place. Registered in 1995, ABC.net was challenged by an Australian broadcasting corporation, operating from the domain name ABC.net.au. The company offered $8,000 dollars to the Respondent at some point, who refused to agree on that […]

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#Farrer .com : Complainant in #domain UDRP cites 1769 as the year of mark’s first use

A British law firm claimed rights to the FARRER & CO mark going back to the year of our Lord, 1769, and attempted to wrestle the domain Farrer.com from its British registrant by filing a UDRP. The domain Farrer.com was acquired in 2013, apparently on NameJet where it was sold for $3,100 dollars. Its original […]

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#Vapor supply .com vs #Vapro : Generic #domain hit with a #UDRP

A company with a fanciful trademark for VAPRO filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain VaporSupply.com. Registered in 2007, the domain is an outlet of vaping devices, a multi-billion dollar industry. So where’s the confusion? Apparently, the Complainant doesn’t own Vapro.com, which is a video services company, but operate from VaproSupply.com instead! According […]

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#Photoshop Caribe : #Adobe tried to be sneaky with 2nd #UDRP for the same #domain

Adobe is a giant in the business of graphics processing software, and Photoshop is its flagship product. Adobe generated $2.74 billion dollars in revenue in the 2nd quarter of 2019 alone! But there is a problem with the world famous trademark for PHOTOSHOP. Photoshop del Caribe is an established company in the Dominican Republic, offering […]

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#Domain phishing : instagram.tel gets involved in a #UDRP decision

Phishers are unscrupulous scammers that use domains with content that can compromise one’s login credentials. In a UDRP case involving the domain name instagram.tel, the Respondent attempted to utilize the domain as an entry point to a password capturing form. According to the Complainant, Instagram LLC, the domain displayed the following message: “Due to the […]

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#PornFlix .com : Rick Schwartz receives C&D on a #domain he owns since 1998

PornFlix.com is an adult theme domain owned by Rick Schwartz since 1998. The Domain King shared news of a Cease and Desist letter – a.k.a., “nastygram” – that was sent by a Las Vegas company that registered the trademark PORN FLIX on June 25, 2019. Rick Schwartz’s quoted price for the domain was $3.5 million […]

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Mike Mann lost #UDRP over generic #domain #LakesGas .com at the #WIPO

Mike Mann‘s asking price of $94,888 dollars for the domain LakesGas.com was referred to as “exorbitantly high” by the sole panelist at the WIPO who handled the UDRP. The case was filed by Lakes Gas Co., a gas propane company serving 70,000 customers in the US. The Minnesota company doesn’t own a registered trademark for […]

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#Dell .ORG : Dude, you need a #UDRP after 21 years

After 21 years, the domain Dell.org was challenged via the UDRP process. The domain was registered in 1998. DELL, the computer company filed the UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum and the Respondent failed to respond. The web site at Dell.org claims it’s about a small valley among trees and has set up a WordPress […]

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#Warner Brothers hit with #UDRP over a bunch of “Warner” #domains

Life can be hard when your last name, Warner, matches that of a multi-billion dollar corporation. Even worse, when you go in business with your brother, calling yourself the Warner Brothers. Warner Media LLC filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, in order to take over the following domain names: warnermediaincorporated.com warnermediacompanies.com warnermedialtd.com warnermediaglobal.com […]

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#LabConnect .com : After 14 years, previous owner claimed #domain via the #UDRP process

The original registrant of the domain LabConnect.com, stepped in after 14 years to reclaim it. Sometime in early 2005, Name Administration picked the domain on the drop. Frank Schilling’s company, Uniregistry, sold that domain asset in 2017, for the amount of $12,500 dollars, as recorded on NameBio. The domain was mentioned in the Uniregistry sales […]

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