SigFi.ai UDRP: Chinese Respondent “in shock” as fan claims got shut down

The registrant of the domain SigFi.ai and Respondent in the UDRP was “in shock” after the case was filed. Founded in 2006 Complainant, Nvest, Inc. d/b/a SigFig, offers a variety of digital wealth solutions, including robo-advisory and other platforms for personalized investment advice. Complainant has an international presence, through e.g. the United States, Canada, India and […]

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

The old (1998) registration of the domain FoodClub.com 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 […]

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Apsen.com UDRP: This 20+ year old domain will be transferred—Here’s why

Apsen.com is a domain registered in July 2003; more than 20 years later, a UDRP decision by a sole panelist will force its transfer to the Complainant. Apsen Farmaceutica S.A., Brazil, cited its Brazilian trademark for APSEN, registered in 1984 for various pharmaceutical products. Its domain Apsen.com.br was registered in 1998. Despite appearing to be […]

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EmersonTower.com UDRP: Respondent got greedy, apparently

The UDRP for the domain EmersonTower.com involved two Missouri companies; the Complainant being Emerson Electric Co, operating from Emerson.com, and the Respondent being a web consulting company. Despite the Respondent’s attempts to justify the domain’s registration which is forwarding to their web site, it’s interesting to note the following: The Respondent registered the domain mere […]

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BritishAirways.ai UDRP: Cybersquatting at its finest

The Turkish registrant of BritishAirways.ai wanted $999 dollars for the domain but no brand owner should accept to pay any ransom; British Airways is a global brand and an airline with 100+ years of history. Filing a UDRP was the obvious solution and the Respondent failed to respond. A company such as British Airways has […]

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Aston Martin wins UDRP for matching .ai domain

World-known automaker, Aston Martin, won the UDRP it filed against the domain name AstonMartin.ai. The Respondent actually used the services of an attorney from India to argue about the Complainant’s mark rights in Anguilla, operators of the .AI ccTLD. The domain has been offered for sale on the Dan.com platform. In the end, the WIPO […]

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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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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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Watson.ai UDRP: Respondent claims he had this domain in 1997

A strange case of apparent time travel took place in the UDRP filing against the domain Watson.ai. International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”) is the Complainant, using the WATSON mark since 2010 when it introduced a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. The Respondent alleged that they registered Watson.ai in […]

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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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WorkNumber.com: Equifax grabs seemingly generic domain via the UDRP process

Equifax filed a UDRP to usurp the seemingly generic, aged domain name WorkNumber.com. Registered in 1998, WorkNumber.com displayed PPC ads that linked to services provided by competitors of Equifax. The Complainant operates from the domain TheWorkNumber.com and has registered the mark THE WORK NUMBER, effective in 1997. The sole panelist took all these facts under […]

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