UDRP vs. URS : First known case against a dot .ICU #domain failed on a technicality!

For many trademark holders and brand owners, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) is an alternative, attractive option to the UDRP. How does the URS differ from the well-known UDRP? IP attorney, Gerald L. Levine, has written an article on that. In a URS case against a dot .ICU domain, the Complainant delivered every point, […]

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#PEZO .com : A #domain registered in 1999 has been hit with a #UDRP

Pezo.com is a domain registered in 1999; its Cypriot-Greek owner, Mihalis Pourgouris, has used the domain for personal and professional purposes since then. What does “pezo” mean? Phonetically, pezo represents the Greek verb “play” – as in play music, or games. There is no doubt that pezo.com was registered for that purpose, almost 20 years […]

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#SSC dot .com : Premium three letter #domain registered in 1989 hit with a #UDRP

The pending UDRP against the three letter .com domain, SSC.com, is about to break all records due to the domain’s age: 29 years old. Registered in 1989, this LLL .com is currently in the possession of a Chinese registrant. The Complainant in this UDRP is an entity called “Service Spring Corp.” and as the case […]

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Temaris dot .com : UDRP filed against #HugeDomains fails miserably at the #WIPO

A UDRP filed against HugeDomains for the domain Temaris.com failed miserably. The drop-catching marketplace defended its rights, against the Complainant, Tenaris Connections BV of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Complainant claimed that “temaris” is similar to their TENARIS mark, and that it constitutes “typo-squatting.” The Respondent presented the meaning of “temaris” in several languages, along with the […]

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#FlyScanner : UDRP complaint denied due to descriptive nature of the #domain

The UDRP complaint against the domain Fly-Scanner.com was denied, on the basis of descriptiveness in its use. The Complainant is Skyscanner Limited of London, United Kingdom, that possess trademarks for SKYSCANNER. Apparently, they considered the Fly-Scanner.com domain and service to be unfair competition, although the marks involved are distinctively different. According to the Respondent: “The […]

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BTSA .com : #Domain Capital lost aged #LLLL .com via the #UDRP process

The 15 year old domain, BTSA.com, has been in the possession of Domain Capital for a while. Registered in 2003, BTSA.com appears to be yet another LLLL .com, a domain genre that became popular a few years ago due to the Chinese domain market‘s explosive growth, and subsequent collapse. BTSA Biotecnologias Aplicadas, S.L. of Madrid, […]

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Old #domain : No RDNH finding in #Piombo .com #UDRP

Chris Grivas registered Piombo.com in 1999; the domain keyword is Italian for “plumbum” – the official name of lead. An Italian clothing line company, 82 s.r.l. of Venice, Italy, attempted to get his domain almost two decades later. Mr. Grivas represented himself in the UDRP case at the WIPO. Despite having no legal representation, the […]

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#Montar .com : Spanish dictionary word #domain sent to the #WIPO

Montar.com is a 2002 domain registration, owned by NameFind LLC – that’s the GoDaddy subsidiary managing the company’s domain inventory. The word “montar” means “to mount” in Spanish, and the Respondent in this case used this fact to defend ownership of the domain against the Complainant, Montar A/S of Bjert, Denmark. The Respondent does not […]

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#OneCause .ORG: A 1999 #domain registration challenged by the #UDRP process

The domain OneCause.org was registered in 1999; nineteen years later, a company called BidPal, Inc. challenged its ownership via the UDRP process. Not only did the Complainant lose, they were found to be guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The National Arbitration Forum panelist stated: “[…] proofs show that the disputed domain name was registered […]

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

The registrant of ExcelWay.com secured the domain in 2003; fifteen years later, a Spanish corporation tried to take it away from him. Not only did the Complainant, AUSACORP, S.L of Barcelona, Spain,  lose the UDRP at the WIPO, they were served with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. According to the UDRP: The Complainant […]

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Is the domain name #Costa .com worth one million dollars?

Costa means “coast” in Spanish; the matching domain Costa.com was registered in 1997, and yet 21 years later, an Italian company filed a UDRP against its registrant. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of our publication, that provided the information below. The Costa.com UDRP decision contains an important response by the WIPO panelists, regarding […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Hanit .com #UDRP

The owners of Hanit.com, a domain registered 17 years ago, were hit with a UDRP; the Complainant is HAHN Kunststoffe GmbH of Hahn Flughafen, Germany. The Complainant asserts rights to the HANIT mark in Germany, but the Korean Respondent pointed out he registered the domain first: “The Respondent does not challenge the Complainant’s German trademark […]

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