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MallOfOman.com: #UDRP Complainant loses case for the 2nd time

Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC lost the UDRP filed against the domain MallOfOman.com in 2018. The domain had been registered long before the Complainant acquired its mark. Complainants that lost a UDRP can refile, if new developments warrant such filing; the 2nd time their UDRP filing was also denied, despite no official response by the […]

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WorldChessChampionship.com: Why the International Chess Federation lost the #UDRP

Chess is an ancient strategy game going back several millennia. Based in Switzerland, the International Chess Federation holds a trademark for FIDE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP. The French acronym “FIDE” stands for “Fédération Internationale des Echecs (International Chess Federation)”. The domain WorldChessChampionship.com is a domain consisting of the descriptive terms “world”, “chess,” and “championship.” It’s been […]

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Indian monolith Tata lost #UDRP over the #domain name Taatas.com

Tata, the Indian monolith auto manufacturer, lost big time when it filed a UDRP against the domain Taatas.com. Its registrant responded that “taatas” is not a plural form of “Tata” and it’s not even pronounced the same; he argued that “taata” means “guarantee” in Finnish and “father” in East Africa and rural Sri Lanka, thus […]

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Security-Finance.com: A 1999 #domain the subject of a failed #UDRP filing

Certain generic words and word combos make weak trademarks. That’s the primary take from the UDRP filed against the domain Security-Finance.com, consisting of two generic words, security and finance. Security Group, Inc. d/b/a Security Finance, filed the UDRP to usurp the domain, citing trademark violations. They registered the mark SECURITY FINANCE in 2020, whereas the […]

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Registrant of impactbank.com barely makes it past #UDRP filed by bank

The UDRP filed by Impact Bank against the domain name ImpactBank.com failed, but the domain’s registrant barely made the cut. The sole panelist at the WIPO cut the Respondent some major slack, by granting him one out of three points. All 3 points need to be satisfied for the complaint to succeed. Said the panelist: […]

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HugeDomains wins #UDRP for the domain Corming.com

HugeDomains, holders of the largest private domain portfolio in the world, won the UDRP filed against its domain Corming.com. Why would a domain like Corming.com hit with a UDRP in the first place, you might ask. The Complainant is Corning Incorporated, one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a 169-year track record […]

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ARM fails to grab Arm.World #domain from #Chinese registrant

Arm Limited, a semiconductor designer company, attempted to get the domain Arm.World from its Chinese registrant by filing a UDRP. This time, unlike the cases filed against the domains Arm.co and Arm.click, the decision was in favor of the Respondent, who listed the domain for sale. The asking price: 16 million British pounds. Arm.World is […]

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TestBusters.com : WIPO decision a mere slap on the Complainant’s wrist

The aged domain TestBusters.com existed a dozen years before Testbusters S.r.l., Italy, formed. The Italian company filed a UDRP to usurp the domain. The Respondent in this case pointed out his domain is 12 years senior to the Complainant’s own corporation, and yet, the sole panelist at the WIPO did not declare a finding of […]

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Tosca.com UDRP reveals need for swift development

When you spend money in the domain aftermarket, don’t wait too long to develop that domain. This appears to be the lesson delivered by a UDRP case involving Tosca.com, a domain registered in 2002. Its current registrant acquired it in 2010 with a development plan in mind, but the domain was moved to parking. Tosca […]

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John Berryhill lands Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in Damstra.com UDRP

Damstra Technology Pty Ltd is an Australian company that filed a UDRP to usurp the domain Damstra.com. Only problem: the domain was registered in 2000, roughly 16 years before the Complainant registered their domain and a full two decades before they were granted a trademark registration in Australia. IP attorney John Berryhill represented the Respondent […]

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RapidRepel.com #UDRP: Five figure asking price not a sign of bad faith

Entrepreneurs seeking a sizeable return on their investment aren’t automatically found in “bad faith.” The registrant of RapidRepel.com registered the domain in 2017 with a project in mind.  United Industries Corporation produces a series of pesticides and one of them is called RapidRepel and filed a UDRP to get the domain. In 2017, the Respondent […]

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NodeGraph.com owner defended his #domain in a #UDRP

The owner of NodeGraph.com, a generic domain registered in 2007, had to defend his domain in a UDRP. A Swedish company, Nodegraph AB, alleged that by forming in 2015 and getting a European trademark in 2016 and a US trademark in 2020 they have rights to the domain. No so fast, said the Respondent, who […]

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