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Embrace the typo: #Coachella files to register #Couchella trademark

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley. Thousands attend every year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was canceled and prospects for the 2021 event look very bleak. With that in mind, Coachella applied for the trademark COUCHELLA, […]

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ISS.mobi: Dot .mobi #UDRP loss seen as a favor to the Respondent

If you lose a UDRP filed against your dot .mobi domain name, consider that a favor. Fifteen years after its introduction in 2005, the generic TLD arrived a mere two years before the mobile web became obsolete, thanks to the launch of the Apple iPhone. These days, the number of .mobi domains is unknown but […]

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ICRM.com : Attorney Howard Neu delivered results for Respondent in #UDRP decision

The aged domain ICRM.com was contested via the UDRP process at the European arbitration center for domain disputes (ADDR.eu.) Attorney Howard Neu represented the Respondent who is a domain name investor. Registered in 1995, the domain’s qualities as a common acronym for “Customer Relationship Management” and age were used to shoot down claims by the […]

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#Bytedance grabs Tiktoks.com and other #domains via the #UDRP process

Bytedance Ltd. filed a UDRP from its Cayman Islands headquarters, targeting a group of “Tik tok” domains, including Tiktoks.com. The rest of the disputed domains are growtiktok.com, tiktokcharts.com, tiktokexposure.com, and tiktokplanet.com. The Complainant is the owner of the following trademark registrations for the sign “TIK TOK.” The disputed domain name tiktoks.com was created on April […]

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GameRoom.com #UDRP: Rare case with #Facebook as the Respondent!

This is a rare UDRP case with Facebook as the Respondent and not the Complainant. My Gameroom LLC filed the UDRP with the National Arbitration Forum, to contest the domain Gameroom.com, owned and operated by Facebook. The Complainant noted its 2018 trademark registration for MY GAMEROOM and MYGAMEROOM. Complainant states that it has used its […]

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Powell vs Powell : British registrant gets to keep his namesake #domain!

Powell LLC, an architectural company from Tennessee, attempted to usurp the domain name Powell.co from its registrant of 10 years and filed a UDRP for it. The domain was registered in 2011 by Chris Powell, a Briton, who has used his name as an extension of his business and personal activities since 1985. In fact, […]

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Refinance.com applies for #trademark registration at the #USPTO

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Refinance.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1998, the domain Refinance.com was listed as sold in 2005, in a private transaction reported at $706,000 dollars. Source: NameBio. Refinance.com has been under privacy WHOIS for more than a decade and as recently as […]

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Electral.com: Indian company tried to get the #domain via the #UDRP process

An Indian company, FDC Limited, attempted to get the domain Electral.com that a company from Ecuador uses. Citing common trademarks in India registered back in 1968, the Complainant was cocksure about their victory; furthermore, the Respondent filed no response. It was up to the WIPO panelist to dig into the case and did not find […]

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#Lenscrafters domain typo lost via the #UDRP process after 17 years

The registrant of the domain Lenscrafter.com lost a nice money-maker, after the typo-domain was lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Lenscrafters is a registered trademark of Luxottica Group S.p.A., Italy, and the singular form most likely generated ample typo-traffic for 17 years. The domain was registered in 2004 and was parked with PPC […]

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UDRP response: “Do what everybody else on this planet does!”

From the “funny UDRP responses” department comes the Respondent’s reaction, once the domain StateFarmInsuranceAgentNearMe.com was sent to the National Arbitration Forum. Aside from being a trademark infringement due to the inclusion of “State Farm” the domain is a ridiculous attempt at topping results already provided by Google. In other words, if you really want to […]

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GotCredit.com registrant deflects #UDRP as NAF finds Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The registrant of the domain GotCredit.com managed to deflect the legal maneuver that Clean Slate Credit Solutions attempted via the UDRP process. The attempt to usurp the domain failed and the 3 appointed National Arbitration Forum (NAF) panelists delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 2002, GotCredit.com was targeted by the Complainant […]

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Clever.cloud : #Domain hack was hit with a #UDRP—What happened?

I bet you didn’t know .cloud domains existed: A French cloud services provider called Clever Cloud filed a UDRP against the domain Clever.cloud. The Complainant operates from the domain Clever-Cloud.com and registered the French trademark CLEVER CLOUD (Reg. No. 103757946, registered on August 2, 2010 in classes 9, 38, 39, 42) and has continuously used […]

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