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#UDRP madness : Indian Respondent disputes #Microsoft Windows trademark

From the “big balls” department: The Indian registrant of Windows12ISO.com claimed Microsoft’s mark is not valid in the ensuing UDRP. The obvious trademark infringement is emphasized by the content available at the web site. But according to the Respondent, this is what really happened: The disputed domain has been registered by the respondent in good […]

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Chinese phisher lost Google Authenticator impostor #domain in #UDRP

Phishing is rampant, and when the targeted brand and service is Google Authenticator there’s a lot at stake. The registrant of Google-Authenticator.com actually set up a web site thus engaging in brand infringement. Google Inc. filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. According to the UDRP: The resolving web site displays Complainant’s mark and […]

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#IQOS brander Philip Morris loses first ever #URS due to file encoding mishap!

An IQOS URS ended up in smoke: After more than two hundred UDRP filings involving more than 300 infringing domains, Philip Morris lost its first filing at the National Arbitration Forum. The URS involved the domain name hiqosuae.xyz that actively displays IQOS products. Philip Morris has been extremely protective of its brand, and they lost […]

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#GEICO : Unbeaten in every #UDRP filed since 2001!

GEICO is a major provider of auto insurance services, and the acronym stands for Government Employees Insurance Company. As the second largest auto insurer in the US, the company utilizes its famous brand across numerous commercials to gain footprint. It goes without saying that GEICO is very protective of their brand and trademark. The proof […]

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Pornhub #domain typo ends in UDRP two years after Sedo sale

Adult content provider, Pornhub, uses its trademarked brand to contest the registration of typo domains via the UDRP process. In a recent case involving the domain Ponhub.com, the domain was naturally ordered to be transferred away from the registrant, Sedo.com and its domain transfer service. What had ensued is pretty evident: The buyer of Ponhub.com […]

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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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