#Rosetta Stone : Common language terms led to dissenting decision in .APP #UDRP

The Rosetta Stone is a granite stele found in 1799, inscribed in hieroglyphic script, Demotic and ancient Greek. It proved to be the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, opening a window to Egypt’s civilization, history and heritage. Rosetta Stone is also a brand and a trademark, for a company specializing in language translation software. That […]

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Cellgene.com : UDRP panel finds Complainant guilty of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP against the domain Cellgene.com ended with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainant in this case, Celgene Corporation of Summit, New Jersey, touted their 13 billion USD revenue in 2017 to signify its size and status. And yet, their approach to wrestle the domain away from its registrant failed, for a […]

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Mountain #Motorsports .com : Common law #trademark not sufficient per #UDRP outcome

The UDRP decision in a case for the domain MountainMotorsports.com shows how difficult it is to stage a complaint based on a common law trademark. A three member panel at the WIPO ordered the domain to remain with the Respondent. The Respondent’s attorney was ESQwire, a premium sponsor of our blog. According to the Complainant, […]

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ESQwire wins ClearBank .com #UDRP

ESQwire, a professional, domainer-friendly law firm, has won the UDRP filed against their client, owners of the domain ClearBank.com. Note: Although ESQwire is a premium sponsor of DomainGang, the following information was retrieved from public sources and it’s not promotional. The 2003 registration was contested by ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom, asserting rights to […]

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Is the domain name #Costa .com worth one million dollars?

Costa means “coast” in Spanish; the matching domain Costa.com was registered in 1997, and yet 21 years later, an Italian company filed a UDRP against its registrant. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of our publication, that provided the information below. The Costa.com UDRP decision contains an important response by the WIPO panelists, regarding […]

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ESQwire : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Sante.com UDRP

LOGOCOS Naturkosmetik AG of Germany asserted rights to the SANTE mark, and filed a UDRP against the aged domain, Sante.com. Registered in 1997, Sante.com is a parked domain, and “sante” means health in French. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, sponsors of our publication. The information was obtained from public sources and this article is […]

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RoofPro .com #UDRP decision : It’s Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The aged, generic domain RoofPro.com was sent to the WIPO via the UDRP process; the Complainant is RoofPro, LLC of Severn, Maryland. The Respondent and registrant of the 2001 domain was represented by ESQwire.com. Note: ESQwire is a sponsor of DomainGang.com. This article was written using publicly available sources and it’s not an advertisement. According […]

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Sweet outcome : #UDRP against SugarEx .com is denied at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the aged domain SugarEx.com has been denied at the WIPO; the law firm representing the Respondent is ESQwire, a DomainGang sponsor. In this case, the Complainant is Ferrer Internacional, S.A. of Barcelona, Spain, who asserted rights in the SUGARX mark in the US, since 2017. The Respondent stated that the domain represents […]

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#ESQwire : Esty.com owner beats #Etsy, Inc. in #domain #UDRP

Etsy, Inc. filed a UDRP against the owner of the aged domain, Esty.com. Registered in 2001, Esty.com is at least four years older than the online arts and crafts marketplace, and registered more than five years before Etsy, Inc. trademarked ETSY. Regardless of this timeline of events, Etsy, Inc. filed a UDRP at the National […]

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MyResumeNow.com : Domainer-friendly law firm, ESQwire.com, beats UDRP

Bold Limited filed a UDRP against MyResumeNow.com – a domain registered in 2017. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, and attorney Ari Goldberger. ESQwire.com is a premium sponsor of DomainGang. The Complainant asserted rights to the domain, based on the following trademarks: Complainant registered the RESUME-NOW mark (Reg. No. 4,687,640) on February 17, 2015, and […]

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WIPO director : “Abandon hope all ye who enter here”

WIPO director, Stan Domainowski, did not mince his words in a recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. “I want to make it clear to domainers who end up receiving UDRP notices for domain names: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.” When asked to clarify this extraordinary statement, Mr. Domainowski […]

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ESQwire successfully deflects Bagley.com UDRP on behalf of Respondent

Bagley Argentina S.A. of Buenos Aires, Argentina claimed it had rights to the BAGLEY mark, when it filed a UDRP against the domain Bagley.com. Registered in 1999, the domain belongs to Anything.com Ltd. of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – the Respondent in this case. The Complainant asserted its rights stem from a Mr. Bagley, way […]

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