And just like that, (1998) is lost in a UDRP

The old (1998) registration of the domain did not matter when Topco Holdings, Inc filed a UDRP. Its FOOD CLUB trademark came into play, registered in 1957 in the US for services that began as early as in 1945. One has to wonder what took the Complainant this long—26 years—to file a UDRP. In […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: We are not domainers, or cybersquatters

The Respondent to a UDRP about the domain used novel language to describe their use of the domain. “We are not domainers or cybersquatters,” said the Respondent, in response to Trimble Inc. that filed the UDRP. The three member panel was prepared to believe them, despite their listing of the domain at Sedo with […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: A terrible decision demonstrates need for Respondent’s reply

The UDRP decision against the domain name demonstrates the importance of the Respondent’s reply to such filings. Registered in 2014, was challenged by Mediacom Communications Corporation, a company known to be proactively enforcing its rights to the MEDIACOM mark. Since 2011, Mediacom has filed at least 48 UDRPs, some with multiple domains. Every […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Small business owner won this UDRP—Here’s why

A small business owner operating from the domain was hit with a UDRP from Hobby Fun LLC, operators of Despite not having a trademark for GARDEN SAVVY, the Complainant rolled the dice in this case and they lost, as the Respondent’s registration and use of the domain was not made in bad faith; […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Respondent’s cheeky message after UDRP loss

The Respondent of the UDRP involving the domain name did not file a formal response. Ulta Beauty, Inc. is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. The ULTA mark is thus famous and the Forum panelist ordered the […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP was denied with no finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The aged domain was used for decades as an acronym representing General Parts, Inc. A lapse in displaying an obvious landing page, however, led the Great Plains Ventures, Inc. to file a UDRP complaint. The Respondent proved that they used the domain along with a registered trademark for many years, utilizing the subdomain for […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Quebecois registrant lost .AI domain despite response to UDRP

The domain name seems rather generic; owned by Beslogic Inc., Canada, since 2018 the domain was slated for development. Brainly Sp.zo.o, Poland, operates from the matching .com domain and is the owner of five registered trademarks dating as far back as in 2014. In the ensuing UDRP the Respondent noted that it uses AI […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Domain stolen by former admin returned via the UDRP process

The domain name was allegedly transferred without its registrant’s permission in 2017; six years later it was ordered to be returned to Four E LLC via the UDRP process. The domain appears to have been acquired by the Complainant in 2008 for the sum of $2,488 dollars. That same year, the Complainant registered the […]

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Not so wyze: Chinese squatter lost UDRP for

The epitome of cybersquatting is when you take that infringing domain and monetize it by selling products that are knockoffs of these sold by the trademark holder. In the case of the domain, the Chinese squatter used the domain to sell knockoff products of Wyze Labs, creators of high-quality, easy-to-use smart home products under […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Sneaky UDRP filed after Complainant used GoDaddy broker

A sneaky attempt to usurp the domain name from its owner used a novel approach: A company approached GoDaddy brokers to extract the owner’s details, citing interest in the domain. Once that proxy contact was made, the company filed a UDRP on the basis of the domain’s asking price ($15,000 dollars.) Through the negotiation […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Verbit lost to newly-formed AI Respondent

British company Take Note was acquired by Verbit in 2022, thus going international. The company provides high-quality transcription and captioning. Through its acquisition of Take Note, Verbit owns the mark TAKE NOTE for “transcription services;” the mark was registered August 15, 2008. Meanwhile, a small team of AI tech developers in the UK formed a […]

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Coderbag grabs pair of QuickCPU domains with John Berryhill’s help

Coderbag LLC is a software publisher of QuickCPU, a PC performance tuning software. The company registered the mark QUICKCPU and operates from The company enlisted the services of popular IP attorney, John Berryhill, in an attempt to get the domains and via the UDRP process. Why was that important? The Respondent copied […]

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