AutoRabbit.com: DevSecOps platform grabs properly spelled domain via UDRP

If you call your company “AutoRABIT” using AutoRabit.com get ready to send typo-traffic to AutoRabbit.com. Most people would type the word “rabbit” as in the cute mammal and not some tech acronym. A fun UDRP involving the “properly spelled” domain AutoRabbit.com was lost for the Respondent, for the following reasons: It forwarded to a competitor’s […]

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CoinCollecting.com files for trademark registration at the USPTO

An individual from Minnesota, operating the domain CoinCollecting.com, has filed an application for the registration of the matching mark, COINCOLLECTING.COM, at the USPTO. The application cites May 1, 2021 as the date of first use in commerce, for the following products/services: Collectable coins; Collectable monetary coin sets; Collectible coins; Collectible monetary coin sets; Commemorative coins; […]

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CreditZone.com applied for the registration of the matching trademark

American Family Enterprises LLC, operators of the domain name CreditZone.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, CREDITZONE.COM, at the USPTO. The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font style, size, or color and it exclaims the use of “CREDIT” except as shown. The application cites January 11, 1999 […]

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Microenter.com: Typo-domains are a source of UDRP filings

An obvious typographical version of domain names can lead to the filing of a UDRP. In the case of Microenter.com, one would think this is some type of small entrance to the world of entrepreneurship. Alas, it’s a typo-domain and a variant of “Microcenter” that’s a heavily protected trademark. The domain’s registrant held it for […]

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IDScanner.com files for the registration of the matching mark

TokenWorks Inc., operators of the domain IDScanner.com, have filed for the registration of the matching mark, IDSCANNER.COM, at the USPTO. The application was filed for “On-line retail store services featuring software, scanners, and electronics for age verification, document capture, and authentication.” The mark’s first date of use in interstate commerce is listed as September 23, […]

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Ebay did not pay for the domain eBay.io

Ebay is a large corporation with an established brand, domain, and trademark. Ebay.com is the destination of choice to acquire millions of items every year. It registered the domain in 1995. Meanwhile, the domain Ebay.io was registered in 2011 by a Chinese individual. At some point, the domain was most likely sold but it wasn’t […]

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Habi.com UDRP denied with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP against the domain Habi.com, an active business since 2021, was denied. The domain name Habi.com was registered in 1997. In the process, the WIPO panel found the Complainant, Inversiones MCN S.A.S., Colombia, guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, as the domain’s registration precedes the use of the HABI mark. It was […]

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Did you get your Moderna booster? Pharma corp grabs matching .com domain via UDRP

The Covid19 pandemic isn’t over yet; continuing to vaccinate and eliminate the mutations of the virus is very important. Vaccines have played a tremendous part in this and companies such as Moderna are fundamental in helping millions avoid sickness or death. Moderna is an American pharmaceutical and biotechnology company operating from the domain Modernatx.com and […]

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Goin.com: Two German companies spat over short domain name

The domain Goin.com was registered in 1998 and it’s in the possession of a German company. Another German company, GO IN GmbH, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain, citing trademarks registered in Germany in 2001. In the process, the Complainant offered a measly 1000 euro for the domain, all while the Respondent sought to […]

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ProjectPay.com UDRP: Time to pay with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The Complainant in the UDRP filed against the domain ProjectPay.com believed they had a case; it all went downhill from there. ProjectPay Pty Ltd., Australia, tried to get this domain registered in 2001 based on trademarks that were registered 16+ years later. Add to the mix the fact that IP attorney, John Berryhill, represented the […]

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KOF.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

Coca-Cola filed a UDRP against the domain name KOF.com and it lost. The soft drink maker uses KOF as its ticker symbol in Mexico and registered the marks KOF and KOF.COM as trademarks, the latter without owning the domain name! The WIPO Panel found that, since – based on the record – the Complainant’s stock […]

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Dot Com Products: New trademark application has nothing to do with #domains

When you think of “dot com products” it’s about domain names, right? Wrong. A brand new trademark application at the USPTO for the stylized mark DOTCOM PRODUCTS has nothing to do with domains. The application was filed for the following products and services: Online retail store services, featuring a variety of household goods including security […]

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