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CNN.live : #Trademark squatter irks Rick Schwartz on Twitter

The registrant of the domain CNN.live, an obvious infringement of a famous trademark, irked Rick Schwartz on Twitter today. Posting the domain CNN.live for sale by tacking onto a tweet by the Domain King, unleashed Rick’s wrath, who said: Hey, owner of CNN(.)LIVE & NetPay(.)us @visarrex You can delete your tweet trying to sell these […]

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#EnergyNova : Don’t buy trademark #domains in hopes of selling for a lot of money

If you register domain names, or buy them in the aftermarket or auctions, make sure they are not infringing on existing trademarks. In the case of EnergyNova.com, the domain was allowed to expire, was captured by SnapNames a year ago, and it was allegedly resold. The registrant sought $31,250 dollars for it, but there is […]

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#Domain brands and #trademarks : What to do, how to do it

When it comes down to trademarking your brand, and its matching online address, the domain name, there are good and bad approaches. Quite often, domain investors might want to preserve a valuable domain by registering it as a trademark. That, might not be the best approach, however. When you attempt to register the .com, other […]

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Trademarks : Do you have a cushy #domain collection?

Domain investors often amass a variety of digital assets, stashing them in portfolios. Some domainers collect aged domain names, or numerics, or generic words. Others, gather domains related to news, products or brandable words. Regardless of what type of domains you focus on, your domain collection is something that you should be proud of. But […]

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All your domains are come from us : XYZ trademark application

Domain trademarks are good to have, and the XYZ Registry has applied for a mark on a phrase that’s a meme variant: “All your domains are come from us.” The phrase is grammatically incorrect intentionally, and we’re not trying to be a grammar nazi; it’s just the way it is. The applied for trademark is […]

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Trademarks : Domains are the root of all evil!

It’s amazing what types of names and brands people come up with, in the process of trying to be creative. A while back, we noted the trademark application for Raj Domains, at the USPTO. That application has now been granted, and Raj Domains is a registered trademark. Congratulations, Raj! Meanwhile, Evil Headquarters LLC, a company […]

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‘The Domain’ trademark application denied; Popular domain blog is safe

The trademark application for ‘The Domain’ has been denied, after it was deemed to cause confusion.   According to the USPTO: “Trademark Act Section 2(d) bars registration of an applied-for mark that so resembles a registered mark that it is likely that a potential consumer would be confused, mistaken, or deceived as to the source […]

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Black & Decker and Dewalt: Yoyo Email Ltd ends 2014 with a UDRP glow

UDRP record holders, Yoyo Email Ltd., added another notch on their belt in late 2014. The Complainant is The Black & Decker Corporation, filing a single UDRP for the domains BlackAndDecker.Email and Dewalt.Email, registered by Yoyo Email Ltd. These are both trademarks and brand names recognized from as back as the 1940s and 1950s, and […]

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Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank

By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against Yoyo Email Ltd in less than six months in the […]

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Trademark applications for ‘Domain’ brands hint of upcoming services

Several new trademark applications for domain related services were filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office during the past three weeks. First, the application for ‘Raj Domains’ was filed on November 26th, for the following classes: “IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Brand development in the field of Domain names; Advertising […]

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Hungarian underwear company wins domain in UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd

British corporation Yoyo Email Ltd has been brought numerous times to the WIPO this year, defending UDRP cases over its alleged ‘business model’; the latter, incorporates the use of brands, products and trademarks of international companies in the dot .Email gTLD. It comes as no surprise that despite the settling in private of the Playinnovation […]

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New gTLDs ripe for UDRP: The case of Guess.Clothing

The era of the new Internet name space provides lots of opportunities for meaningful keyword+gTLD combinations; with more than 250 gTLDs approved so far by ICANN, the possibilities are endless. One needs to remember, however, that the same keyword+gTLD combinations can be used to create blatant violations of brands and trademarks.   This is the […]

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