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Did Ashanti PLC sell Kalashnikov.com to Russian arms manufacturer?

Last year, we noted how Russian arms manufacturer, Kalashnikov, was branching into fashion. That news, led us to discover that the domain Kalashnikov.com was in the possession of Ashanti PLC, a Hong Kong corporation. Fast forward to news about how Kalashnikov plans to seek registration of its brand and trademarks in the US and Europe, […]

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Brisas.com : UDRP against Spanish word domain denied

A UDRP against the domain Brisas.com has been denied at the WIPO; the Respondent’s attorney, John Berryhill, marks another victory for client, Ashanti PLC Limited. Brisas means “breezes” in Spanish, and Grupo Hotelero Brisas, S.A. of Mexico, claimed rights to the LAS BRISAS mark and filed the UDRP. The 20 year old domain does not […]

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Montezuma’s domain revenge : UDRP on king’s name was denied

Montezuma was an Aztec king, and the matching .com domain, Montezuma.com, was challenged in a UDRP. Registered in 2000, this generic domain is owned by Ashanti Plc, a Hong Kong based corporation. The Complainant was Quality Craft Industries, Inc. Complainant’s company, Montezuma Mfg., Inc., was established over 35 years ago for the business purpose of […]

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