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PataNegra.com : A #domain registered in 1996 threatened via the #UDRP process

Imagine receiving a UDRP for a domain name registered 24 years ago. PataNegra.com was registered in 1996, and in 2020 a Spanish company claimed rights to the PATA NEGRA mark. According to the UDRP, Complainant, J. Garcia Carrion, S.A. registered the trademark PATA NEGRA for wine with multiple registries, including the Spanish Patent and Trademark […]

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Skins.net : Generic, aged #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

Skins.net, a domain registered in 1998, was recently the focus of a UDRP filing. The Complainant, Symphony Holdings Limited, United Kingdom, claimed rights to a SKINS.NET trademark filed in 2015. According to the complaint, the Respondent acquired the domain from the previous owner in a bankruptcy: … the Respondent has improperly prevented the Complainant from […]

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#Dumbledore .com buyer magically avoids #UDRP pitfall, saves #domain investment

The registrant of Dumbledore.com pulled a magic trick with the domain, convincing the NAF panelist that it’s archaic English for “bumblebee.” Warner Bros had filed a UDRP to protect one of their characters from the “Harry Potter” series, Professor Albus Dumbledore. “Complainant’s Dumbledore Marks are derived from the Harry Potter fantasy novel series, authored by […]

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#Alfaleads .com : Aged #domain got hit with #UDRP from a #Chinese company

The domain Alfaleads.com was registered in 2012, and in 2019 a Chinese company with Russian trademarks filed a UDRP against the domain’s registrant. It’s clear that the domain’s public content hasn’t been updated since 2012, as it asks visitors to “Check back in 2013 for new promotions and contests.” The domain is being used as […]

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#Wekit .com : A 2005 #domain name faced the #UDRP process

The domain Wekit.com was registered in 2005. A decade and a half later, it was hit with a UDRP. The case was filed at the WIPO by Advice Group S.p.A., Italy, that asserted rights to the WEKIT mark, stemming from a 2018 trademark registration. The Chinese registrant and Respondent in this case, did not respond. […]

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#Danish corp tries to get “casual Friday” #domain via the #UDRP process

A Danish company that somehow registered the CASUAL FRIDAY mark, tried to get the domain ShopCasualFriday.com via the UDPR process. It’s amazing that such a generic phrase, at least in the US, is used as a trademark for goods and services. DK Company Vejle A/S, Denmark, attempted to grab this domain from an American registrant. […]

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Corrs.com #UDRP decision disappoints Australian law firm

An Australian law firm filed a UDRP to get the domain Corrs.com. The Complainant, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, is an Australian commercial law firm founded in 1841. It might be shocking to them that they lost the UDRP for a domain registered in 2001, but existing marks were registered in 2005. In this case, the Respondent […]

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Wasn’t aware of the trademark : #UDRP response actually helped save the #domain

The registrant of practicesnapshot.com is a dental studio that instructed one of its employees to register the domain in 2016. Apparently, the words “practice snapshot” have nothing to do with hockey, but it’s about providing software that allows dentists to have a graphic summary or snapshot of their dental practice. A company registered the trademark […]

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#Domain crap : The biggest #poop UDRP of all time!

We’ve seen some domain crap being taken to the UDRP process, but this one has to be the biggest collection of poop domains ever. To be exact, 74 “poop domains” were included in a UDRP filed by Crown Products LLC. The Complainant is in the waste solutions business and provides branded waste disposal bags and […]

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#SCX .ch : Crypto #domain sold for 60,000 Swiss francs ends up in #UDRP

SCX.ch is a Swiss cryptocurrency services domain that was sold twice in the course of a year; first, in 2018 to SwissClass Trade AG for 50,000 Swiss francs (CHF,) and a year later to the current registrant for 60,000 CHF. The first seller, Blockworks AG, Switzerland, filed a UDRP to get the domain back, claiming […]

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#Belgian company went after #Greenmood .com but its #UDRP failed

Greenmood.com, a domain registered in 2009, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO by a Belgian company. Operating from the matching .BE domain, Sadig Alakbarov, stated that his company Pack & Co S.P.R.L. offers “stabilized plant products” under the GREENMOOD trademark “throughout the European territory.” The Respondent stated that there was an Australian […]

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#Domain for a King: Raja.com #UDRP thrown out

Raja is the Hindi word for “king” and the domain Raja.com represents that. Registered in 1995, Raja.com appears to have been parked on a PPC services lander at Sedo. There is no indication that the domain has been developed – in the traditional sense – since at least 2007. A UDRP filed at the WIPO […]

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