Karma.com : Baseless #UDRP ends in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Karma.com and its owner, Mr. David Malaxos, were vindicated; the UDRP against the 1994 registration ended with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The Respondent registered the domain in 1994, and the claims made by the Complainant, Karma International LLC, were rebutted by the Respondent’s attorney, David E. Weslow of Wiley Rein LLP. According to […]

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#Dialoga .com : Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in #UDRP

The domain Dialoga.com was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO, by Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. of Bilbao, Spain. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, of Muscovitch Law. Originally registered in 1998, the domain expired and dropped in 2017; the Complainant failed to utilize a backorder service to get the domain, […]

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Mountain #Motorsports .com : Common law #trademark not sufficient per #UDRP outcome

The UDRP decision in a case for the domain MountainMotorsports.com shows how difficult it is to stage a complaint based on a common law trademark. A three member panel at the WIPO ordered the domain to remain with the Respondent. The Respondent’s attorney was ESQwire, a premium sponsor of our blog. According to the Complainant, […]

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#ClearBank .CO #UDRP decision follows in the footsteps of the matching .COM

A UDRP decision for the domain ClearBank.co followed in the footsteps of the one before it, for ClearBank.com. It seems that the Complainant, ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom, filed the two UDRP cases simultaneously – in October 2018. The first decision, for ClearBank.com, was made on January 15th and the ESQwire client won the […]

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#Airtron .com : Doctrine of #laches used on 1994 #domain hit with a #UDRP

Airtron.com was registered in 1994, and in 2018 it was hit with a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The 24 year old domain was defended by IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch. The sole panelist stated: “Respondent’s declaration says that Respondent registered the domain name because it comprised two common terms, namely, “air” and “tron” to […]

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VDG .com : Three letter .com #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

VDG.com, an aged three letter .com domain, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The domain was registered in 1995, and in 2018 Van der Graaf Inc. of Brampton, Canada registered a trademark for VDG. The three member panel at the WIPO found that it was impossible for the Respondent to have known […]

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#Tenica .com : A 17 year old #domain challenged by a trademark holder

The domain name Tenica.com was registered in 2002, making it 17 years old today. Its registrant was presented with a UDRP case at the WIPO, as Tenica and Associates LLC of Chantilly, Virginia, asserted rights to the TENICA mark. The company operates from Tenica.biz, a domain registered in 2009. The Respondent in this UDRP, asserted […]

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#GreenRoads .com : #UDRP denied with dissenting opinion on #RDNH

The UDRP case filed against the domain GreenRoads.com was decided upon by 3 panelists at the WIPO. The 2005 domain registration was challenged by Green Roads of Florida LLC that asserted rights to a 2017 mark for GREEN ROADS. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. The WIPO panelists found no proof that […]

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#Mycarflex .com : Two companies, two countries, one #domain, one #UDRP

What happens when two companies, from two different countries, decide to use the same brand and domain name? In the case of MyCarflex.com, the domain’s registration in 2017 by French company Carflex, was done years after a Mexican company registered the same mark in 1999. Regardless, that didn’t stop either company from promoting their own […]

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#Chefmaster .com : Stylized trademark holder gets 1998 domain via the #UDRP process

The holder of a stylized mark for CHEFMASTER won the UDRP case filed against the matching domain name, Chefmaster.com. The domain was registered in 1998, while the trademark registration dates back in 1956. There was no response by the Respondent, and attorney John Berryhill was the Complainant’s attorney. According to the Complainant’s filing: “Complainant engages […]

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Familia #Torres : A trademark holder lost #UDRP against a family

A Hispanic family member won the UDRP against their domain, FamiliaTorres.com, after a trademark holder asserted rights to the TORRES mark. Registered in 2002, the domain’s birthday clearly predates the registration of the Complainant’s mark, FAMILIA TORRES, in 2018. Although the Complainant, Miguel Torres S.A. of Barcelona, Spain, holds several other TORRES marks going back […]

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ESQwire wins ClearBank .com #UDRP

ESQwire, a professional, domainer-friendly law firm, has won the UDRP filed against their client, owners of the domain ClearBank.com. Note: Although ESQwire is a premium sponsor of DomainGang, the following information was retrieved from public sources and it’s not promotional. The 2003 registration was contested by ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom, asserting rights to […]

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