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#Playboy centerfold : Famous #trademark #domain changes hands after 15 years

PlayboyCenterfold.com, a domain registered in 2003, has just changed hands thanks to the UDRP process. The domain infringed on a trademark owned by the famous publisher Playboy; the Complainant also retrieved 23 year old domain Centerfolds.com last August. According to the UDRP complaint that was filed at the WIPO: “The Complainant is a world-renowned entertainment […]

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#Centerfolds .com : A 23 year old #domain lost in a #Playboy UDRP at the #WIPO

Centerfolds.com, a domain registered in 1995, was forced to change ownership via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. of Beverly Hills, California. According to the Complaint, the term “centerfold” was coined in 1956 when the double page “pin-up” feature in the magazine was expanded to a triple page fold-out or “centerfold”. […]

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Playboy.CLUB : UDRP Respondent claimed term is unknown, generic

A Chinese entrepreneur registered the domain Playboy.CLUB, perhaps out of admiration towards the iconic creation of the late Hugh Hefner. Or maybe not. In a UDRP that was filed by Playboy Enterprises International, Inc of Beverly Hills, California, the Respondent was Wu Hongyan of Beijing, China, self-represented. That’s right: there was actually a response in […]

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