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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Kret.org #UDRP

Kret.org, a short domain registered in 2005, was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Aktsionernoe Obshchestvo “Kontsern Radioelektronnye Tehnologii”, Russian Federation, that claimed rights to the Russian trademark for KRET. The sole WIPO panelist pointed out the following: “The Complaint lacks candour in that it makes no mention of the fact that the […]

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LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com lawsuit : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

A lawsuit stemming from a 2017 UDRP decision against the domains LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com has reached a verdict. Among the declarations: it’s a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking – a reversal of the original UDRP. Here are the statements: THE COURT FINDS that Plaintiff’s registration and use to date of the domain names <lottostore.com> […]

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Skins.net : Generic, aged #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

Skins.net, a domain registered in 1998, was recently the focus of a UDRP filing. The Complainant, Symphony Holdings Limited, United Kingdom, claimed rights to a SKINS.NET trademark filed in 2015. According to the complaint, the Respondent acquired the domain from the previous owner in a bankruptcy: … the Respondent has improperly prevented the Complainant from […]

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#XTREAM .com : A 2019 trademark beat a 1998 #domain name via a #UDRP filing!

It’s shocking: a trademark for XTREAM granted in 2019, delivered victory in a UDRP filed against the domain name Xtream.com. The domain was registered in 1998. The Respondent was called a “cybersquatter” and that they acquired the domain “in bad faith” in 2018 in the secondary market, being aware of the Complainant’s mark, allegedly. Mediacom […]

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Two #Pioneer banks fight it out over the restricted #domain Pioneer.Bank

Two banks, Pioneer Bank of New Mexico, and Pioneer Bank, SSB, are fighting over the domain name Pioneer.Bank. The first bank filed a UDRP claiming that the domain was allocated to the Respondent by the dot .Bank registry during the sunrise period, based on a pending Benelux mark. That trademark thus passed the Trademark Clearinghouse […]

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#SleepOrganic .com : #Afternic escrow still in the #WHOIS years after #domain was sold

SleepOrganic.com was hit with UDRP, and Afternic was served with it. In a “whoops!” moment for the popular domain aftermarket, the domain’s true registrant wasn’t changed in the WHOIS, after a sale occurred in 2015. Here’s what happened, as far as we know. According to DomainTools, SleepOrganic.com was sold by New Ventures Services, a subsidiary […]

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Huge #UDRP : Aggressive Complainant targets almost 500 “188 domains” at the #WIPO

Cube Limited of Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, has been enforcing its “188” trademark quite aggressively, by filing massive UDRP cases against domain holders. As we reported in the past, “188 domains” – domain names that contain the string “188” – are being targeted en masse, as they infringe on the Complainant’s trademarks related […]

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#UDRP against Nubank.com ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The domain Nubank.com was registered in 1997; in 2020, it was hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is Nu Pagamentos S.A, Brazil, that asserted rights to the NUBANK and NU BANK marks. The panelist pointed out the timeline of these registrations: “The Complainant is the owner of numerous trademark registrations in Latin America for the […]

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#Dumbledore .com buyer magically avoids #UDRP pitfall, saves #domain investment

The registrant of Dumbledore.com pulled a magic trick with the domain, convincing the NAF panelist that it’s archaic English for “bumblebee.” Warner Bros had filed a UDRP to protect one of their characters from the “Harry Potter” series, Professor Albus Dumbledore. “Complainant’s Dumbledore Marks are derived from the Harry Potter fantasy novel series, authored by […]

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BC30.com #UDRP : What not to do when negotiating a #domain sale

The domain BC30.com was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant’s trademark claims appear to be far-fetched: their trademark incorporates “BC30” but is GANEDENBC30. Unfortunately for the Respondent, Rob Monster of Epik.com, they did not file a proper response e.g. via a qualified IP attorney. Another thing that went wrong was […]

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#Hadise .com : Two #Turkish sisters end up at the #WIPO after one of them filed a #UDRP

Life beats fiction, as two Turkish sisters got into a UDRP at the WIPO over the domain Hadise.com. The domain was acquired from Nokta Domains in 2012, for $30,000 dollars. The initial asking price was $39,000 and at the time, the Respondent was the Complainant’s manager. The Complainant is Hadise Açıkgöz, a Belgium-born singer-songwriter, dancer, […]

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Acubit.com registrant wins #UDRP with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of acubit.com “coined” the term in 2009 and registered the domain. More than nine years later, a company in Denmark obtained trademark rights to ACUBIT, and in 2020 they filed a UDRP to get the domain. Too bad, said the panelist, who based his decision on the chronology of the case, denying the […]

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