ImpossibleKick.com UDRP failed due to Complainant’s rushed filing

When you claim your mark has become distinctive but it hasn’t, filing a rushed UDRP won’t get you the domain name. Impossible Kicks Holding Company, Inc. filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name ImpossibleKick.com. The Respondent did not respond, but the sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the Complainant’s […]

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OlefyTech.com: Failed UDRP is a reminder about outsourcing domain registrations

When you form a company, you—the company’s principal—better register the domain names and brands associated with it. A Finnish company outsourced the domains OlefyTech.com, Olefy.tech, and other social media registrations to an outside party that was commissioned to come onboard the company’s spinoff brand; once the relationship turned sour, they demanded the domains back, filing […]

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LMG.net.au UDRP denied; it’s the Respondent’s initials, dummy!

Some Australian companies late to the domain game are using the UDRP process as the “Plan B” approach. In the case of the domain name LMG.net.au, the UDRP was filed by Liquor Marketing Group Ltd, claiming rights to the LMG mark in Australia. It seems that they could have known the acronym matched Leo Mark […]

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Why CitiusTech Healthcare Technology failed to get Citius-Tech.com via the UDRP process

CitiusTech Healthcare Technology is an Indian company using the CITIUSTECH brand and trademark. After failing to get the domain CitiesTech.com via the UDRP process, they failed in a UDRP filed against the operators of the domain Citius-Tech.com, which is owned and operated by an Indonesian company. Using a dash that separates the two words, one […]

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Metco.com UDRP targeted domain with a $900,000 dollar price tag

The domain name Metco.com was registered in 1995 and 27 years later a company filed a UDRP in an attempt to usurp it. In their inofficial response, the Respondent stated that they were exposed to unnecessary stress from the Complainant’s allegations, after quoting an asking price of $900,000 dollars for the aged domain; the listing […]

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SalomonBrothers.com: Citi Corp hit with #UDRP over brand it acquired in 1998!

Salomon Brothers was an American multinational investment bank headquartered in New York. It was one of the five largest investment banking enterprises in the US and the most profitable firm on Wall Street during the 1980s and 1990s. Its CEO and chairman at that time, John Gutfreund, was nicknamed “the King of Wall Street.” Salomon […]

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Escapade.com: UDRP complaint should have been a RDNH

The registrant of Escapade.com got the domain in 1999; on top of this, they used the domain commercially and acquired the registration of a trademark for ESCAPADE. Escapade Silverstone Limited, a British company that failed to perform due diligence on the fact that the original registrant and the current one are the same (they are […]

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Tox.com: German company found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Tox Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that filed a UDRP against the domain name Tox.com. Registered in 2001, Tox.com was offered for sale by its registrant for thousands of dollars; the Complainant in the UDRP offered a maximum of $24,000 dollars and when that offer was declined it proceeded with a […]

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NV4Geospatial.com : Indian company’s UDRP got denied

A company using its common law mark rights and an applied-for mark in the US attempted to get the domain NV4Geospatial.com away from its Indian registrant. Only problem: The mark covers NV5 Geospatial; the Indian respondent noted the following: The Respondent explains its choice of the disputed domain name as follows. It states that the […]

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Why Morgan Stanley lost the UDRP filed against MSFinancements.com

Financial giant, Morgan Stanley, owns rights to the mark MORGAN STANLEY and treats the letter pair “MS” as an abbreviated variant, apparently. A French company, formed by two individuals, Medji Bamba and Sarah Pascual, uses the domain MSFinancements.com. It’s not clear why Morgan Stanley’s lawyers believed they’d get this domain via the UDRP process, unless […]

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Mercury.cash: Domain UDRP unveils drama behind cryptocurrency corp

Mercury Cash is a global cash and crypto management solution designed for fortune 500 companies. The company operated from the domain Mercury.cash, until the Estonia-based COO of the company pulled the plug on the domain. The company moved to the domain MercuryCash.us and filed a UDRP, noting that their mark for MERCURY CASH was registered […]

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Goin.com: Two German companies spat over short domain name

The domain Goin.com was registered in 1998 and it’s in the possession of a German company. Another German company, GO IN GmbH, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain, citing trademarks registered in Germany in 2001. In the process, the Complainant offered a measly 1000 euro for the domain, all while the Respondent sought to […]

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