#UCSF .com #UDRP : Beware of University owned trademarks in #domain names

The University of California in San Francisco, is an educational institution founded in 1868 under a different name. In the late 1960s it acquired its current name, and the UCSF acronym. In 2012, the UCSF mark was registered, citing first use in 1969. The University of California in San Francisco, operates from the domain UCSF.edu, […]

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Wedding Flea Market : #Domain remains with owner, #RDNH finding in #UDRP

The owner of the domain WeddingFleaMarket.com can keep it, after the UDRP brought against their domain failed. Wedding Flea Market, LLC filed the UDRP on the basis of holding a US trademark for WEDDING FLEA MARKET – since September 26, 2017. The registrant of WeddingFleaMarket.com operates it since 2013, however. The Respondent pointed that fact […]

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DME .com : Molding equipment company fails to snatch aged three letter #domain

DME Company LLC, a molding equipment company, attempted to snatch the aged domain DME.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant produced evidence of a registered trademark for DME, with a registration date of 1994. Meanwhile, the domain DME.com was registered in 2001, seventeen years ago. The Respondent’s legal representative, Zak Muscovitch of Muscovitch Law P.C., […]

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MyResumeNow.com : Domainer-friendly law firm, ESQwire.com, beats UDRP

Bold Limited filed a UDRP against MyResumeNow.com – a domain registered in 2017. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com, and attorney Ari Goldberger. ESQwire.com is a premium sponsor of DomainGang. The Complainant asserted rights to the domain, based on the following trademarks: Complainant registered the RESUME-NOW mark (Reg. No. 4,687,640) on February 17, 2015, and […]

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NYSE is a trademark, as multi-domain UDRP shows

The acronym NYSE is a registered trademark, so don’t go about using it in domain registrations. A multi-domain UDRP across several TLDs, delivered a cache of NYSE domains to the Complainant, NYSE Group, Inc. The NYSE mark was registered with the USPTO in 1971: “Complainant, NYSE Group, Inc., operates the leading global exchange for trading […]

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Doom.games : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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The University of Texas .com : Regents grab 15 year old domain via the UDRP process

The University of Texas at Austin operates from UTexas.edu, and until 2016 it owned TheUniversityOfTexas.com. Sometime in 2014, however, the registrant’s email changed from “net-tech@its.utexas.edu” to “no.valid.email@worldnic.com” and they lost control of the domain. Eventually, it was acquired from a list of expired domains at Network Solutions, by an Indian firm. Earlier this year, the […]

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MarketSquare.com : 22 year old domain was challenged via the UDRP process

The domain name MarketSquare.com was registered in 1995, making it 22 years old today. And yet, a company challenged its ownership, by filing a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. Complainant MarketSquare, Inc. DBA MarketSquare registered the MARKETSQUARE mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2017. The Respondent’s internal counsel surely had […]

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“LOL” is Respondent’s action to UDRP against .US domain name

Some Respondents in UDRP cases filed against their domains are quite spontaneous or even combustive. In the case of EDCOrlando.US filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the Respondent had already lost the case against the .com. His response, while unofficial, was quite interesting: “Lol would have sold it for 500 I’ll keep buying domains you […]

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Outdoorsy.com : 18 year old domain lost via the UDRP process

Outdoorsy.com, a domain registered in 1999, has been taken away from its registrant via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Outdoorsy, Inc. that possess a registered US trademark for OUTDOORSY since 2016: “Vehicle rental and leasing services; and reservation services for the rental and leasing of vehicles, namely, rental reservations for automobiles, trucks, cars, land […]

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UDRPsearch : UDRP meta-search engine is back online

The UDRP meta-search engine, UDRPSearch, is back online, after several days of displaying unrelated information. On May 31st, UDRPsearch.com began displaying the details of a legal dispute. The domain began forwarding to ravi.lahoti.com, that still displays the lawsuit’s particulars. Ravi Lahoti, the defendant in the lawsuit, is the brother of UDRPSearch.com owner David Lahoti. For […]

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ESQwire.com defends ATC.com domain in far-reaching UDRP

The aged domain ATC.com has been successfully defended by domainer-friendly lawfirm, ESQwire.com, in a UDRP brought forth by ATC Group Services LLC. Registered in 1990, it’s one of the earliest domains in existence, predating the dawn of the commercial Internet. The Complainant asserted it has common law rights predating the domain’s registration, as far back […]

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