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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ZeroCoder.com: After HugeDomains sale, new owner hit with UDRP; RDNH ensued

Mr. George Novik acquired the domain ZeroCoder.com in 2022, for the sum of $2,295 dollars paid to HugeDomains in installments. He proceeded with setting up a business web site not too long after but a UDRP was filed against it by Zeroqode, Inc. The Complainant registered the mark ZEROQODE with the USPTO in 2017 that […]

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TheCareerGirl.org: British op won UDRP without even responding

It’s great news for Nina Chang, founder of the British “success story” web site, TheCareerGirl.org. The domain was reeled into the UDRP process thanks to EL Films LLC, an American firm, that asserted it violates their CAREER GIRLS trademark. That claim didn’t sit well with the Forum (NAF) panelist, who noted that the domain is […]

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IPR-Illustration.com: Indian company won UDRP filed by trademark holder

An Indian consulting company operating from the domain name IPR-Illustration.com was the Respondent in a UDRP case filed by a Texas IP illustration company. The latter was established in 2007 and has registered IP ILLUSTRATION as a trademark with the USPTO. They based their filing on this mark, alleging that the Indian Respondent’s use of […]

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Yelp.ai: UDRP win for Complainant over trademark-infringing domain name

The term “yelp” might seem generic but it’s associated with Yelp, an established web site reviewing businesses. Founded in 2004, Yelp Inc.operates from the Yelp.com domain and the Yelp mobile app, which publishes crowd-sourced reviews about businesses. The company filed a UDRP against the domain Yelp.ai that was responded to; the Respondent used an attorney […]

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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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AviationTrader.com: Generic, aged .com domain flies away from UDRP ground

The domain name AviationTrader.com consists of two dictionary words, “aviation” and “trader” that together form the “aviation trader” construct: A seller of airplanes, for example. Registered in 2012, the domain was hit with a UDRP filed by Sandhills Global, Inc. on the basis of the AVIATION TRADER mark registered in 2022 in Australia and New […]

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Vanderhall Motor Works vs. Pim van der Hall—Who won the UDRP?

A UDRP involving the domain name Vanderhall.com brought the Complainant, Vanderhall Motor Works, against the domain’s Dutch Respondent, Pim van der Hall. The domain was registered in 2000 by the Respondent, exactly because it’s a match to his last name. In this UDRP, Mr. van der Hall did not respond but the Forum (NAF) panelist […]

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Domains & UDRP: Lawyers should use the tools of the trade

Professionals of every trade should utilize the best tools to deliver services to clients. In the case of a law firm, using information databases such as LexisNexis is a given, as they are an indispensable tool that does require paid subscriptions. Not every law firm is willing to fork out money for such tools, apparently. […]

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Painless.com UDRP: Respondent delivers pain with this aged, generic domain name

The domain Painless.com was registered in 1996, at the dawn of the commercial internet. Along came Benco Dental Supply Co., a medical supply company, with a registered mark for PAINLESS from 1997; they sought to get the domain via the UDRP process 27 years later. They operate painless.benco.com to demonstrate use of the PAINLESS mark. […]

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EmpowerMedia.com UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Empower Media Partners LLC filed a UDRP to usurp the domain EmpowerMedia.com 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 EchoPayments.com wasn’t lost via a UDRP—Here’s why

The domain name EchoPayments.com 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, […]

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