MediaCombo.com UDRP: A terrible decision demonstrates need for Respondent’s reply

The UDRP decision against the domain name MediaCombo.com demonstrates the importance of the Respondent’s reply to such filings. Registered in 2014, MediaCombo.com 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 […]

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TheGardenSavvy.com: Small business owner won this UDRP—Here’s why

A small business owner operating from the domain TheGardenSavvy.com was hit with a UDRP from Hobby Fun LLC, operators of GardenSavvy.com. 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; […]

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UltaCompany.com: Respondent’s cheeky message after UDRP loss

The Respondent of the UDRP involving the domain name UltaCompany.com 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 […]

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GPI.com UDRP was denied with no finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The aged domain GPI.com 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 openwebs.gpi.com for […]

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Brainly.ai: Quebecois registrant lost .AI domain despite response to UDRP

The domain name Brainly.ai 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 […]

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GlassesShop.com: Domain stolen by former admin returned via the UDRP process

The domain name GlassesShop.com 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 Wyzes.com

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 Wyzes.com, the Chinese squatter used the domain to sell knockoff products of Wyze Labs, creators of high-quality, easy-to-use smart home products under […]

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Revued.com: Sneaky UDRP filed after Complainant used GoDaddy broker

A sneaky attempt to usurp the domain name Revued.com 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 […]

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TakeNote.ai 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 QuickCPU.com. The company enlisted the services of popular IP attorney, John Berryhill, in an attempt to get the domains QuickCPU.net and QuickCPU.org via the UDRP process. Why was that important? The Respondent copied […]

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Dr. Chanda failed to get the domain DrChanda.com and here’s why

When you file a UDRP against a domain, you’d better present facts and figures. The latter includes dates, for example when was your trademark registered and when was the registration of the domain you’re pursuing. Apparently, in the UDRP filed by Dr. Chanda Macias against the domain DrChanda.com, the date of the trademark’s registration was […]

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Hegts.com: Waste of time and money in this UDRP filing

BHE GT&S filed a UDRP to get the domain name Hegts.com from its registrant. BHE GT&S is a standalone subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and is involved in the interstate transmission and storage of natural gas. Meanwhile, the Respondent has operated a small consulting business in Vancouver, Canada since April 2005. Respondent registered the name […]

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