Wex.com registrant won #UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

The registrant of the aged three letter domain, Wex.com, scored a big victory at the Forum (NAF) against a company that attempted to usurp the domain via the UDRP process. Registered in 1994, Wex.com has been in the possession of the Respondent since, as registered agent of a company named Altadena Instruments Corporation, developers of […]

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Bette.com: German company fails to usurp aged domain

Bette GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, filed a UDRP to usurp the aged domain Bette.com. Registered in 1998, Bette.com is parked at Sedo and it’s a female’s name. The Complainant operates from my-bette.com since 2019, and in 2015 offered 1,000 euro in exchange for the domain, all while threatening the domain’s registrant; the Respondent owns […]

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UltaChat.com: Respondent doesn’t want the domain but still won UDRP!

The registrant of the domain UltaChat.com didn’t intend to renew it, after choosing a different brand for his upcoming business. That’s what he claimed, anyway, in a UDRP filed by Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Not wanting the domain or indicating zero interest in defending it typically results in a loss for the Respondent […]

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Veho.com UDRP used Latin language to stop Complainant’s legal attack

The UDRP filed against the aged domain, Veho.com, utilized the Latin meaning of the word “veho” as part of the response. As the Respondent’s counsel, IP attorney John Berryhill mentioned that exact meaning: “Veho” is a conjugated form of the Latin term “vehere”, to transport, corresponding to “I carry”. The Respondent claims that its relationship […]

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CocoChoco.com UDRP delivers victory for Mike Mann’s Domain Market

The domain name Cocochoco.com became the apple of discord between its registrant, domain investor Mike Mann, and Israel-based G.R. GLOBAL COSMETICS LTD. The latter claims rights to the COCOCHOCO mark since 2014 in the European Union and since 2020 in the US. The domain, meanwhile, has been in the possession of Mike Mann’s Domain Market […]

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Gropod.com owners were offered $1,000 dollars; what happened next?

Heliponix LLC offered the registrant of the domain Gropod.com $1,000 dollars. The domain was registered in 2000 and for this domain asset its registrant, Groviv LLC, had bigger aspirations so the offer was turned down. Their counter-offer of $20,000 dollars was rejected by Heliponix LLC that had registered the mark GROPOD with the USPTO in […]

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Harima.com : Mike Mann ups asking price to $1,000,000 dollars!

Domain investor, Mike Mann, won the UDRP for the aged domain Harima.com, that was filed by Harima Chemicals Group, Inc., Japan. The domain was registered in 1998, all while the Complainant asserted rights to the mark since 1996. Mike Mann acquired the domain Harima.com in 2008. In 2017, Mike Mann had listed the domain with […]

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JointMax.com: Trademark holder failed to recover #domain via the UDRP process

Healthy Pets, Inc. d/b/a Pet Health Solutions, are the owners of the registered mark JOINT MAX. The mark was registered in 2003. The domain JointMax.com was owned and operated by the company, until they failed to renew it. The domain was snapped by its Korean registrant in September 2020, after it was not renewed. In […]

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IndoorBillboard.com: Domain genericness turns #UDRP into a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of the domain IndoorBillboard.com hit back, when Indoor Billboard/Northwest, Inc. filed a UDRP at the Forum (NAF.) Registered in 1999, the domain consists of two generic words, descriptive of “indoor billboard” advertising. Despite the Complainant’s claims to notoriety of its INDOOR BILLBOARD mark, the three member panel found no such evidence. In summary: The […]

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WeatherUSA.com: Another case where the #domain is senior to the trademark

The domain WeatherUSA.com was registered in 1998. WeatherUSA, LLC registered the WEATHERUSA mark in 2019, claiming first use in 2001 and common law mark established via its domain weatherusa.net. In 2021, they filed a UDRP to usurp the .com. The Respondent acquired the domain in 2013 and challenged the claims of first use of the […]

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Hola Domains: Investor won UDRP filed against OceanReady.com

Hola Domains, also known as Hola Dominios Limitada, is an active domain investment company based in Costa Rica. They fought and won a UDRP filed against the domain OceanReady.com, based on the registered mark OCEANREADY claimed by GXI LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, the world’s most popular cruise line and largest leisure travel […]

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LuxuryAuction.com & LuxuryAuctions.com: Domains from 1998 shaken by #UDRP filing

The domain names LuxuryAuction.com and LuxuryAuctions.com were registered way back in 1998. Almost 24 years later, a UDRP was filed for the pair by Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC. Based on a trademark for LUXURY AUCTION registered in 2016, the Complainant fired up its lawyers, all while the Respondent did not file a response. Generally speaking, […]

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