Forum Panelist denied transfer of ultra-short domain 50.com

Incredible: Someone filed a UDRP against the ultra-short, mega-premium domain name 50.com. 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 MSFinancements.com

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

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Nuramax.com: UDRP decision based on LinkedIn connection of the two parties

Nuramax.com 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 […]

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Meta-StateFarm.com: 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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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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OpenBots.com: Twenty year old #domain owner beat AI company

The owner of the domain name OpenBots.com registered it in 2003; since then, he has been using it, along with the matching .org domain. The domain is serving as a project related to a code repository and for its owner’s personal presence online. Meanwhile, OpenBots, Inc. filed a UDRP to usurp this domain. According to […]

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Barefoot Dreams, Inc. lost bid to usurp aged domain BFD.com

Barefoot Dreams, Inc., a retailer of luxury apparel, homeware, and accessories, filed a UDRP to usurp the premium, aged three letter domain BFD.com, registered in 1993. The Chinese registrant responded via their legal representative to the UDRP, filed at the Forum (NAF) thus: Respondent alleges that Complainant’s mark is not well known in China; further, […]

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IssaquahFC.com engaged two soccer teams; one wins with a RDNH finding

Two soccer teams in Issaquah, Washington, engaged in a bitter fight over the domain name IssaquahFC.com. One of them filed a UDRP to get the domain from the other, but their formation and claim to the ISSAQUAH FC mark took place 10 months after the domain’s registration. The UDRP was decided by a sole panelist […]

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UltaChat.com: Respondent doesn’t want the domain but still won UDRP!

The registrant of the domain UltaChat.com didn’t intend to renew it, after choosing a different brand for his upcoming business. That’s what he claimed, anyway, in a UDRP filed by Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Not wanting the domain or indicating zero interest in defending it typically results in a loss for the Respondent […]

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OOVO.com: #Ukrainian attorney secured Reverse Domain Name Hijacking result

The domain OOVO.com was hit with a UDRP, filed by Vacation Pig, LLC d.b.a OOVO. The Complainant asserted rights to the OOVO mark since its registration in 2020, while the Respondent acquired this domain in 2014; OOVO.com was registered in 2004. According to NameBio, OOVO.com was sold for $2,024 dollars via GoDaddy on September 12, […]

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George Pataki: Three-term NY governor wins back the domain GeorgePataki.com

Mr. George Pataki has won the UDRP filed at the Forum (NAF) to reclaim the domain GeorgePataki.com. Mr. Pataki was represented by attorney Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com; the domain law firm is a premium sponsor. Introduction: George Pataki, an American politician, served three consecutive terms as the governor of New York. Between 1995 to 2006, […]

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IndoorBillboard.com: Domain genericness turns #UDRP into a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of the domain IndoorBillboard.com hit back, when Indoor Billboard/Northwest, Inc. filed a UDRP at the Forum (NAF.) Registered in 1999, the domain consists of two generic words, descriptive of “indoor billboard” advertising. Despite the Complainant’s claims to notoriety of its INDOOR BILLBOARD mark, the three member panel found no such evidence. In summary: The […]

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