Doctor lost UDRP over #domain he bought at GoDaddy

The domain name was registered in 2002 and it was sold via GoDaddy to a dentist’s practice on June 10, 2021. Arjang Raoufinia DDS established a temporary website to create a dental services subscription plan for new and existing patients lacking dental insurance. Henry Schein One LLC, is a UK, Australia, and New Zealand […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. #Domain owner applied for the registration of the matching trademark

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name,, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, TENNIS.COM. California-based corporation, The Tennis Channel, Inc., filed the application for the mark, citing that “it has become distinctive of the goods/services through the applicant’s substantially exclusive and continuous use of the mark in commerce that the U.S.” […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. won UDRP filed against and here’s why is an online marketplace for second hand merchandise such as clothing. The company has a large followship and has trademarked its VINTED brand. It filed a UDRP against the domain and although the two brands seem distinct, the Respondent’s domain is attempting to pass off as Vinted and confuse the consumer: very similar […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. Dutch UDRP respondent wins Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Acquiring the aged domain name via the UDRP process became the “Plan B” of Ecostream LLC. Formed as a business enterprise under the name EcoStream LLC on November 14, 2013, the Complainant provides water management and hydrocarbon reclamation services. They began using the ECOSTREAM mark to market its services on June 29, 2016. Meanwhile, […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. Optics giant’s proxy acquisition files for trademark registration

EssilorLuxottica SA is an Italian multinational corporation based in Paris and founded in 2018 from the merger of the Italian Luxottica with the French Essilor. The company commands the lion’s share of optics and eye wear brands worldwide and a portfolio of proprietary and licensed brands including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Michael Kors, Varilux, Crizal, Transitions, and […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. German company fails to usurp aged domain

Bette GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, filed a UDRP to usurp the aged domain Registered in 1998, is parked at Sedo and it’s a female’s name. The Complainant operates from since 2019, and in 2015 offered 1,000 euro in exchange for the domain, all while threatening the domain’s registrant; the Respondent owns […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. lost via the UDRP process to .io registrant

The registrant of lost it via the UDRP process, following a decision that favored the Complainant, Minnow IT Ltd, United Kingdom. The latter is an operator of the domain, among others. Key factor in this decision is the timing of the acquisition of the domain in 2021, all while the Complainant established rights […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. Yes, this UDRP ended up being a #RDNH finding

Canon City Property Management LLC filed a UDRP against the domain name Complainant is a company involved in the business of real estate, including marketing, leasing and management of residential property, among others and offers its services in Canon City, Colorado. According to the UDRP, the Respondent is a company involved in the creation […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. Turkish yogurt maker lost #UDRP to enterprising #domainer

A Turkish yogurt maker using the Yovita brand attempted to usurp the domain; the ensuing UDRP’s claims were contested by the Respondent, who is a domain investor seeking $50,000 dollars for the domain. In the UDRP, the Respondent quoted the fundamentals of brand creation and domain registration: The Respondent has a portfolio of brand […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. Complainant can’t go back to 1999 to reclaim domain

Going back to the future, if only it could happen. DeLorean Motor Company filed a UDRP to reclaim the domain, which was registered in 1999. The registrant and Respondent in this case is a manufacturer of parts for DeLorean cars. At the time, the Respondent ran a fundraiser benefiting people with Parkinson’s, due to […]

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Morgan Stanley grabs 58 domains in a single UDRP

Big banks are very protective of their brand and Morgan Stanley is one of the biggest financial institutions, with offices in more than 42 countries and more than 60,000 employees. The MORGAN STANLEY brand is therefore well-known and the mark was established with the bank in 1935. The bank has filed numerous UDRPs over the […]

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Meta Platforms wins UDRP for several “Horizon” domain names

Meta Platforms, Inc., the parent company of Facebook, was formed after a corporate rebranding occurred last October. Since then, the company filed for several “meta” trademarks and others involving “horizon” – its latest expansion of the Metaverse: Meta’s Horizon Worlds is a social VR application that allows users to explore virtual worlds in an interactive […]

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