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Twinkl.se: Six month long parked page doesn’t indicate bad faith use

The UDRP filed against the Swedish domain Twinkl.se did not have a good outcome for the Complainant, Twinkl Ltd ofUnited Kingdom. The latter obtained a European Union trademark in 2021, trailing the disputed domain’s registration by a whole 14 years. In the response, the Respondent said: The Domain Holder registered the disputed domain name in […]

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AzulMusic.com: #Domain owner didn’t bend to trademark holder—and here’s why

The registrant of the domain AzulMusic.com didn’t bend to the first C&D they received from Azul Music Multimídia of Brazil. The company operates from AzulMusic.com.br, registered in 1998. The asking price of $2,599 dollars is definitely reasonable for this two word .com registered in 2017. After filing a UDRP with the WIPO and despite claims […]

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Observe.com: Aged #domain escapes the claws of the UDRP

Observe, Inc., filed a UDRP to usurp the aged domain Observe.com. Registered in 2006, the domain became the target of the Complainant once they filed for the registration of a trademark for OBSERVE in early 2021. To this date, no such registration has occurred. The Complainant operates from the domain observeinc.com and via the UDRP […]

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ATVtracksystems.com: Streak of WIPO victories for John Berryhill continues

IP attorney, John Berryhill, continued his recent streak of UDRP victories at the WIPO. Representing the Respondent for the UDRP filed against the domain ATVtracksystems.com, Mr. Berryhill pointed out that the Complainant didn’t have “clean hands” when they registered domains incorporating various ATV brands and pointed them to their web site; yet, they raise an […]

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ClickBetter.com: UDRP won for Respondent but one WIPO panelist disagreed

The UDRP against the domains ClickBetter.com and ClickBetter.info was filed by a former partner of the Respondent. The Respondent, ClickBetter LTD, Canada, was represented by ESQwire.com, an advertiser on DomainGang. The case was presented as too complex to be addressed via the UDRP channel and that’s what the Respondent emphasized: Despite the Complainant’s choice to […]

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GrupoRochas.com: UDRP fails due to family name usage

The UDRP filed against the domain GrupoRochas.com fell flat after the Respondents pointed out the obvious: they are a group using the last (family) name of Rochas. Complainant is Interparfums SA, France, that has produced the ROCHAS perfume for years but this case clearly stank. According to the Response: The Respondent asserts to have rights […]

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The Mortgage Link: Common law mark not enough to win #UDRP

The Mortgage Link is a real estate company that asserts common law trademark rights in THE MORTGAGE LINK mark, based upon use of that mark since 2002.  They operate from the domain TheMtgLink.com. They filed a UDRP against the domain TheMortageLink.com that was registered in 2009, seven years after the alleged first use of their […]

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The Hype Company lost #UDRP it filed against #domain name investor

Spain-based The Hype Company filed a UDRP to usurp the domain TheHypeCompany.com held by a domain name investor. In doing so, it presented a variety of registered country trademarks for HYPE THE HYPE COMPANY. These marks were applied for or registered between late 2017 and mid 2021. The Complainant registered TheHypeCompany.es on June 26, 2017. […]

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Hotelbnb.com: French hotelier B&B Hotels lost the UDRP

B&B Hotels, France, send its legal team across the pond to England, where the holder of the domain Hotelbnb.com is located. In the ensuing UDRP the Complainant cited several French and European marks, such as B&B HOTEL and B&B HOTELS and the inability to register the ampersand as part of a domain. Its assets include […]

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VitriVax.com: Date of first use decisive factor in #domain name’s #UDRP decision

A company that registered the VITRIVAX mark with the USPTO in 2021 attempted to usurp the matching domain, VitriVax.com, via the UDRP process. The complainant is VitriVax, Inc., a technology company specializing in storage and delivery of vaccines. The trademark was obtained citing as date of first use October 31, 2018. In its filing, the […]

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Dewberry Engineers failed to usurp #domain from a person named Dewberry

If your last name is Dewberry, you should be able to own a domain with that keyword. Not so fast, said Dewberry Engineers Inc., an engineering, architecture, real estate services, and emergency management firm, operating from dewberry.com. They filed a UDRP against the domain dewberrydesigns.com at the WIPO. The Respondent is Elizabeth Dewberry, founder of […]

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ValoService.com: French company fails to usurp domain via the #UDRP process

Valeo and Valeo Service, France, attempted to usurp the domain name ValoService.com from its registrant via the UDRP process. The domain registrant is based in India, investing in domain names. He is selling the domain for $2,888 dollars on DAN.com. In his response, the Respondent denied the Complainant’s claims that he was aware of their […]

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