France.com UDRP: French government won’t surrender domain

The former registrant of France.com has failed to get back the domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The French government (French State) defended French.com successfully, years after taking control of it via a series of actions to defend its national identity and brand. Here is the English translation of the UDRP decision at […]

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Alibaba.com files to register matching #trademark with the USPTO

Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, operates from the matching .com domain, Alibaba.com. China’s 3rd largest company with a market capitalization of $235 billion dollars has filed to register the matching mark, ALIBABA.COM, with the USPTO. Unlike many other Chinese trademark applications, this one represents a famous brand with a global footprint. The application was filed with […]

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RedGrass.com: Complainant slapped with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The domain RedGrass.com was registered in 1999 and 23 years later a UDRP was filed against it by Redgrass SA, Switzerland. The Complainant failed to come to an agreement to acquire the domain and then filed a UDRP; this constitutes an act of engaging in a “Plan B” approach. The domain’s registrant and Respondent in […]

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Meta-StateFarm.com: UDRP contains meta-baloney about Respondent’s domain

A lot of traction on the “meta” and “metaverse” trends have created ample demonstrated interest from global companies. Some are famously pushing forward with such entrance into the Web3 space, others are still holding off. Lack of action does not mean, however, that anyone can hop in and squat on famous marks, such as that […]

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CheyneGroup.com: 76 year old UDRP Respondent defends her European roots

A British company, Cheyne Capital Holdings Limited, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain CheyneGroup.com. They registered the trademark in 2000 all while an American registered the domain in 2015. It would have been an easy case for the Complainant, it seems, but it wasn’t. Despite not providing a formal response, the 76 year old […]

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Tolles.com was registered in 2003 and was hit with a UDRP 19 years later

The domain Tolles.com was registered in 2003, making it 19 years old currently. In 2011, Tolles Development Company LLC was formed in Arizona; in 2022 the company filed a trademark application with the USPTO for the mark TOLLES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. At the same time, they filed a UDRP to usurp Tolles.com. How did that play […]

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Lambo.com: Following UDRP loss, Respondent files lawsuit against Lamborghini

Lamborghini S.p.A. won the UDRP it filed against the domain Lambo.com; now the Respondent and registrant of the domain is hitting back with a lawsuit. The case between Richard Blair, plaintiff, and Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, defendant, refers to the Lambo.com domain’s acquisition as a follow-up to adopting that moniker (Lambo) as a private alias for […]

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KaufmanAuctions.com UDRP leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Kaufman Realty and Auctions specializes in auctions of personal and real property and the sale of real property. The mark KAUFMAN AUCTIONS was registered in 2021 and in recent months they filed a UDRP against the domain name KaufmanAuctions.com. That domain was registered in 2005, a substantial amount of time prior to the Complainant’s claimed […]

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Calpers.com: Sold on NameJet, domain gets lost via the #UDRP process

Paying up for a domain in a NameJet auction, only to lose it a few months later isn’t great news. In the case of Calpers.com, it was sold for $1,718 dollars last December. Source: NameBio. CALPERS is an acronym for California Public Employees’ Retirement System and a registered trademark since 2001. The domain was in […]

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Palex.com: UDRP after 26 years failed to achieve Complainant’s goal

A company claiming rights to the mark PALEX going as far back as in 1989, waited 26 years after the registration of the domain Palex.com to file a UDRP. That didn’t sit well with the sole panelist at the WIPO, who noted: the disputed domain name was registered some 26 years ago when such obligations […]

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Bitmex fires up salvo of UDRP filings

Crypto exchange Bitmex has been actively hunting down domains that abuse its famous mark. With BITMEX being a registered trademark there are several reasons to target such domain names: Some domains are used for phishing purposes, such as to steal crypto. Some domains are used to leverage “extortion” money via a sale. They infringe on […]

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Payoneer added 2 domains to UDRP victory roster

Payoneer Global Inc. is an American financial services company that provides online money transfer, digital payment services and provides customers with working capital. Founded in 2005, Payoneer operates form the domain name Payoneer.com and is very protective of its brand and matching trademark, PAYONEER. Since 2019, Payoneer has filed 16 UDRP cases at the WIPO, […]

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