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Generic? Jerky.com and Fetch.com are new #trademark applications

Following the decision by SCOTUS on the Booking.com case, two new trademark applications for domain names were spotted at the USPTO. Fetch.com, applied for a trademark registration for FETCH.COM – nothing too surprising! The application is for: Computer application software for mobile phones and tablet computers, namely, software used to facilitate peer-to-peer pick-up and delivery […]

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Betting.com registrant’s trademark application was abandoned in 2000

Game Lounge acquired Betting.com in a domain rebranding deal worth seven figures, or more. The acquisition of Betting.com is interesting as it coincides with the decision about Booking.com and its matching trademark BOOKING.COM. In 2000, Christopher Latter, original registrant of Betting.com, applied for a trademark at the USPTO for Betting.com, but his application was abandoned. […]

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#Booking yeah! But don’t rush registering your generic #domains as trademarks

The US Supreme Court today affirmed that the domain name “booking.com” can be registered as a trademark (BOOKING.COM) instead of seen as merely a generic domain name. The decision should be well-perceived by many domain name investors that hold generic domain names. But a little detail hidden in the decision determines which domains qualify as […]

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#DirectBooking .com : Twenty year old #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

Booking.com B.V. of Amsterdam, Netherlands, is popular for its “Booking.Yeah” commercials. They also own DirectBooking.com, and a company from Morocco with a French trademark for DIRECT-BOOKING went after them. The Complainant owns the exact dashed variant, Direct-Booking.com and DirectBooking.net. No wonder they were lusting after the .com. The Respondent stated that they in fact objected […]

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You booking did it!

During the break of World Cup soccer matches, this commercial by Amsterdam-based Booking.com was shown often and stood out as quite original. Using the word “booking” for emphasis as an alternative to the “F word“, the ad is humorous, creative and fun – in rather a safe way. The most interesting part: It ends with […]

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