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State Farm loses second #UDRP against TheStateFarmBowl.com

State Farm filed a UDRP against the domain TheStateFarmBowl.com in March, which they lost. Three months later, they filed again, and once again they lost the case. The reason: no new information was provided, other than some private exchanges with the Respondent. In order for a UDRP case to be refiled for the same domain […]

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Dirtyfling.com : #Domain was lost via the UDRP process after creative trademark lawyering

The domain Dirtyfling.com appears to be two generic words, “dirty” and “fling,” but a company called Brentwood Holding Group Inc asserted it infringes on its marks: Complainant claims rights in the FLINGSTER and DIRTYROULETTE trademarks through its ownership of the United States registered trademarks described below and through the goodwill it claims through its use […]

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Denise Garner : #Arkansas politician gets her #domain name back from the #Russians

Denise Garner is a politician, and a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives with the Democratic party. The matching domain to her name, DeniseGarner.com, was owned at some point by Huge Domains. Between 2017 and 2018 the domain was operated by Denise Garner’s campaign in Arkansas, but it dropped at the end of 2019. […]

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Patricia Arquette gets her matching .com #domain via the #UDRP process

Patricia Arquette is an American actress and activist. She made her feature film debut as Kristen Parker in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3.” The matching domain, PatriciaArquette.com, was registered in 2003 by another entity. Seventeen years later, My Fist Productions, Inc., a production company that holds all intellectual property and publicity rights for Patricia […]

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Polytech.com : A 25 year old #domain hit with a #UDRP – What happened?

Polytech.com is a 25 year old domain name, registered in 1995. A Danish company, PolyTech A/S, filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, claiming that their trademark registrations from 2018 and 2019 should grant them the domain. The operate from Poly-tech.DK. The Complainant attempted to buy Polytech.com in 2017 and the Respondent sought $100,000 […]

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Cool #JUUL : Don’t ride on a famous #trademark with your #domain registrations

Registering “cool” variants of existing trademarks is pretty much cybersquatting. Tagging a word on a popular brand such as JUUL is not exactly “fair use” of their mark. In the case of the domain name CoolJuul.com the intent is obvious, as the two words rhyme. Perhaps it’s “cool” to use a smokeless product, such as […]

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GoogleCoronavirus.com : No, “Google” is not a generic term, it’s a #trademark

Google is not a generic term. If anything, it’s a very famous trademark and Google is very protective of its brand. The ongoing global pandemic due to the Coronavirus, pushes people to make stupid domain registrations. In the case of GoogleCoronavirus.com, its registrant set up a WordPress site but didn’t do much with it. The […]

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Three times a charm: #Pornhub brand squatter loses another #UDRP

A Pornhub domain cybersquatter has lost his 3rd UDRP in a row, this time for the typo-domain Porhub.com. Having lost the UDRP for Pornhub.CO and Ponrhub.com, the inevitable happened, and the Complainant filed another UDRP. In his response, the Respondent asserted that they should not be targeted, if others are doing the same: “The major […]

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#Procurium .com : Domain predates the #trademark but case was sent to #UDRP

The domain Procurium.com was registered in 2012, and the .net Registrant filed a UDRP in 2020. They also followed up with a trademark application just two days later. That, according to the Respondent in this case, indicates that it’s a case of filing the UDRP in bad faith. They asked for a finding of Reverse […]

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#Pornhub typosquatter paid a small fortune for #domain but lost the #UDRP

The typosquatter of a Pornhub domain paid a small fortune to acquire it. The registrant of Ponrhub.com alleges he spent 7,241 EUR in late 2018 to get the domain in the aftermarket – about $7,946 USD. In the ensuing UDRP filed by Licensing IP International S.à.r.l., the Respondent claims that he forwarded the domain to […]

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PataNegra.com : A #domain registered in 1996 threatened via the #UDRP process

Imagine receiving a UDRP for a domain name registered 24 years ago. PataNegra.com was registered in 1996, and in 2020 a Spanish company claimed rights to the PATA NEGRA mark. According to the UDRP, Complainant, J. Garcia Carrion, S.A. registered the trademark PATA NEGRA for wine with multiple registries, including the Spanish Patent and Trademark […]

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#XTREAM .com : A 2019 trademark beat a 1998 #domain name via a #UDRP filing!

It’s shocking: a trademark for XTREAM granted in 2019, delivered victory in a UDRP filed against the domain name Xtream.com. The domain was registered in 1998. The Respondent was called a “cybersquatter” and that they acquired the domain “in bad faith” in 2018 in the secondary market, being aware of the Complainant’s mark, allegedly. Mediacom […]

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