Snugg.com: UDRP loss against #domain registered in 1999

The domain name Snugg.com was registered in 1999, eons ago in internet time. In 2022, British company Arniston Ltd registered the mark SNUGG with the British trademark office and attempted to usurp the domain. Citing a failure to respond to its brokered offer of $5,000 dollars, the Complainant filed a UDRP. It miserably lost, however, […]

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Tolles.com was registered in 2003 and was hit with a UDRP 19 years later

The domain Tolles.com was registered in 2003, making it 19 years old currently. In 2011, Tolles Development Company LLC was formed in Arizona; in 2022 the company filed a trademark application with the USPTO for the mark TOLLES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. At the same time, they filed a UDRP to usurp Tolles.com. How did that play […]

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KaufmanAuctions.com UDRP leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Kaufman Realty and Auctions specializes in auctions of personal and real property and the sale of real property. The mark KAUFMAN AUCTIONS was registered in 2021 and in recent months they filed a UDRP against the domain name KaufmanAuctions.com. That domain was registered in 2005, a substantial amount of time prior to the Complainant’s claimed […]

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Palex.com: UDRP after 26 years failed to achieve Complainant’s goal

A company claiming rights to the mark PALEX going as far back as in 1989, waited 26 years after the registration of the domain Palex.com to file a UDRP. That didn’t sit well with the sole panelist at the WIPO, who noted: the disputed domain name was registered some 26 years ago when such obligations […]

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Titmouse.com renders Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in UDRP

The UDRP filed against the aged domain name Titmouse.com isn’t about a tit or a mouse. Registered in 1998, the domain represents a generic keyword, as a type of bird called Titmouse. The sole panelist at the WIPO accepted the Respondent’s statement that when he registered the domain 24 years ago the Complainant’s trademark was […]

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StepsApp failed to usurp Step.app via the UDRP process

StepsApp GmbH is a German developer of a pedometer application or app named “StepsApp” and it operates from the domain Steps.app. Meanwhile, Step.app—the singular—is operated by a Russian entrepreneur developing a pedometer app that rewards its users with crypto. While the Complainant claimed that the Respondent simply rides on the coattails of their app’s fame, […]

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MicroEdge.net UDRP: Brands need their own web site, claims WIPO panelist

The UDRP filed against the domain MicroEdge.net failed, despite an existing mark for MICROEDGE that Blackbaud, Inc., operators of the .com are in possession of. Blackbaud, Inc., acquired MicroEdge in 2014 for $160 million dollars, presumably along with all IP assets, including the domain MicroEdge.com. However, their web site at MicroEdge.com forwards to the corporate […]

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StudioAutobody.com: Why the heck was this UDRP denied?

When you register a domain on the instructions of someone, there better be an arrangement of sorts, such as a contract clause. In the case of StudioAutobody.com, two parties formed a company and one instructed the other to register the domain. Once the partnership was dissolved, the registrant declined to transfer the domain to the […]

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FlyGo.com: UDRP failed with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP against the aged domain FlyGo.com failed, after its registrant successfully pointed out that they registered the domain in 1999 and used it as an Expedia affiliate web site since. Meanwhile, the Complainant, Fly Go Voyager SRL, Romania, began using the FLYGO mark many years later. The sole panelist at the WIPO denied the […]

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Ponthier.com: French corp fails to usurp #domain from IT consultant by that name

When your last name is Ponthier, your goal is to get the domain Ponthier.com. Shannon Ponthier is an IT consultant based in Texas, incorporated as Ponthier Enterprises Inc. She acquired the domain some time in 2015, according to WHOIS records. Ponthier S.A.S. is a French company formed in 1946; they operate from Ponthier.net, registered in […]

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UDRP Complainant failed to rock Amadeus.co

Amadeus IT Group, S.A. is a major Spanish IT provider for the global travel and tourism industry. Operating since 1987, the company owns the domain Amadeus.com and filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain Amadeus.co. Citing a number of existing marks, including one in Colombia where the .CO ccTLD operates from, the Amadeus […]

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Wanderlist.com: Two word generic domain hit with a UDRP by Virtuoso

The domain Wanderlist.com comprises of two generic words; the composite refers to a list of destinations to visit. The domain was registered in 1998 and in 2022 Virtuoso Ltd. filed a UDRP to get the domain. The Complainant is a Texas-based global travel agency, claiming rights in the WANDERLIST mark through its registration with the […]

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