Respondent’s claims didn’t sway experienced UDRP panelist

Some people will invent all types of back stories regarding the meaning of domains, as in the case of that ended up in a UDRP. The FIVERR mark has been registered since 2011, citing first use in 2010. Meanwhile, the domain was registered in 2020. In the ensuing UDRP, the Respondent claimed that the […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Empower Media Partners LLC filed a UDRP to usurp the domain from its registrant. The Respondent in this case is a Canadian citizen that incorporated as Empower 360 Inc. in 2007; it acquired the disputed domain in 2010. Meanwhile, the Complainant registered the mark EMPOWER in 2018 with the USPTO. The three member panel […]

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The domain wasn’t lost via a UDRP—Here’s why

The domain name was challenged via the UDRP process at the Forum (NAF.) ECHO Health, Inc. attempted to get the domain based on their registration of the mark ECHO in 2014. There was one problem with the strategy of the Complainant: The domain was registered in 2011. Despite the Respondent’s lack of a response, […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP was lost by eBay

Ebay filed a UDRP to get the domain from a French company that holds a trademark in France for BILLIONAIREBAY but this is where it gets complicated. The mark’s application in France was opposed at the time by eBay, leading to the mark’s rejection for auctions and marketplace services, however the BILLIONAIREBAY trademark proceeded […]

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Winner of auction lost domain via the UDRP process

From the “what were you thinking” department comes the UDRP of the domain Matching the name of popular mega-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, this domain was in the possession of the Hollywood actor until August 2022 but it wasn’t renewed. Instead of dropping, the domain name ended up in a NameJet auction and someone from Indonesia […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. 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 The Respondent did not respond, but the sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the Complainant’s […]

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CreditNinja Lending lost UDRP filed against

One can get “Kreative” with the letter “C” and in the case of the domain that phonetic change led to a UDRP. Filed by CreditNinja Lending LLC at the Forum (NAF) the case involves the registered trademark CREDITNINJA, obtained by the Complainant in 2019. Despite the domain’s registration in 2021, the case was dismissed […]

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ChatGPT responds to UDRP with solid RDNH references

ChatGPT is a popular AI chatbot that can engage in conversational, analytical exchanges. It does not substitute human activities, including the responses of legal advisors. Regardless, we gave ChatGPT (that is not operating from the domain the following task related to domain names and the UDRP process: Imagine you own the domain A […]

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Forum Panelist denied transfer of ultra-short domain

Incredible: Someone filed a UDRP against the ultra-short, mega-premium domain name That’s number 5 followed by the number 0 in .com. Complainant Johannes Schumann owns a US trademark registration for a design mark composed of a red speech bubble with the number “50” within it. The mark is registered in class 45, for leasing […]

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Why Morgan Stanley lost the UDRP filed against

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 It’s not clear why Morgan Stanley’s lawyers believed they’d get this domain via the UDRP process, unless […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP decision based on LinkedIn connection of the two parties is a domain registered in 2022 and it appears to stand on its own two feet as a brand. That’s not what Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. thought, however, and they filed a UDRP to get the domain from its registrant. In this case, the Respondent failed to respond and the Complainant reigned supreme in their […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP contains meta-baloney about Respondent’s domain

A lot of traction on the “meta” and “metaverse” trends have created ample demonstrated interest from global companies. Some are famously pushing forward with such entrance into the Web3 space, others are still holding off. Lack of action does not mean, however, that anyone can hop in and squat on famous marks, such as that […]

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