Karma.com : Baseless #UDRP ends in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Karma.com and its owner, Mr. David Malaxos, were vindicated; the UDRP against the 1994 registration ended with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. The Respondent registered the domain in 1994, and the claims made by the Complainant, Karma International LLC, were rebutted by the Respondent’s attorney, David E. Weslow of Wiley Rein LLP. According to […]

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#Chefmaster .com : Stylized trademark holder gets 1998 domain via the #UDRP process

The holder of a stylized mark for CHEFMASTER won the UDRP case filed against the matching domain name, Chefmaster.com. The domain was registered in 1998, while the trademark registration dates back in 1956. There was no response by the Respondent, and attorney John Berryhill was the Complainant’s attorney. According to the Complainant’s filing: “Complainant engages […]

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#CloudInsure .com : #Domain was registered before the #trademark; UDRP included a chronology of events

UDRP cases that involve a claimed registered trademark usually emphasize the mark’s fame at the time the domain was registered. In cases where the domain’s registration predates that of the mark, it’s a good idea to outline the chronology of events. The decision for the UDRP case on CloudInsure.com incorporates such a chronology, whether it […]

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#Regenxhealth .com : Domain #UDRP ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of RegenXHealth.com operates an active business, providing “quality men’s wellness treatments that improve quality of life.” Dr. Marshall Stein and Dr. Ned Stein were probably shocked to see that a company called Regenxbio Inc. filed a UDRP with the National Arbitration Forum: Complainant alleged that it is a global leader in scientific research, […]

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#TruckPro USA .com : Business gets hit with #UDRP, wins but no #RDNH finding

TruckPro LLC attempted to take the domain TruckProUSA.com from its owners, a trucking business located in Tennessee, via the UDRP process. The domain is being actively used for products and services unrelated to those of the Complainant, and it’s not warehoused or parked for profit. The Respondent pointed out in their response to the UDRP: […]

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#Bulu .com : Aged CVCV #domain owner wanted $500,000 dollars – got #UDRP instead

The owner of the aged CVCV domain, Bulu.com, lost it via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. Registered in 2002, the domain appears to have been in the Respondent’s possession since at least 2005, if not since its registration. Despite this evidence, the sole panelist at the NAF made a decision that the […]

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#FactoryTalk .com : A 1999 #domain registration challenged via the #UDRP process

FactoryTalk.com, a domain registered in 1999, was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant, Rockwell Automation, was represented by CSC Digital Brand Services AB, Sweden. There was an initial attempt to purchase the domain from its Chinese registrant for $3,000 dollars but the asking price was $18,000 dollars. The Complainant […]

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#Briteline : Registrant sustained head injury; 1996 #domain UDRP failed

Mike Forde suffered head injuries, and was in danger of losing the domain Briteline.com – until a panelist found that the UDRP Complainant failed to provide proof of bad faith registration. Briteline.com was registered in 1996 and in 2004 a company registered the mark BRITELINE. Some 14 years later, they filed a UDRP at the […]

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#IDEO .net : #Domain #UDRP a prime example of inconsistency in panelists’ decisions!

The UDRP decision for the case involving the domain ideo.net is a clear demonstration of inconsistency among the panelists. In many cases, a domain name’s registration date can predate a trademark, and yet, the domain is ordered to be transferred to the Complainant. Most of the time, however, a domain that was registered by the […]

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#BiggerHammer .com : A 2014 #trademark ruled over a 2003 #domain name!

The domain BiggerHammer.com was registered in 2003, and in 2018 a company used a trademark registered in 2014 to take it from its registrant. Complainant is B.H.P.S. Corp. dba “Bigger Hammer” that asserted trademark rights in BIGGER HAMMER and alleged that the disputed domain name is identical to its trademark. The domain name was parked and […]

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#OneCause .ORG: A 1999 #domain registration challenged by the #UDRP process

The domain OneCause.org was registered in 1999; nineteen years later, a company called BidPal, Inc. challenged its ownership via the UDRP process. Not only did the Complainant lose, they were found to be guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The National Arbitration Forum panelist stated: “[…] proofs show that the disputed domain name was registered […]

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You are OK? Aged dot .com #domain lost in #UDRP thanks to Respondent’s history

Once you get hit with a UDRP that you don’t respond to, the most likely decision is to lose it by default. In the case of the domain YouAreOK.com, it’s an asset registered in 2009. A company claiming that they are using the mark in commerce since 2010, filed a UDRP against the domain’s ower; […]

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