LOLO.com UDRP: Respondent laughs last; RDNH finding for Complainant

The Respondent in the UDPR filed against the domain LOLO.com had the last laugh. Registered in 1995, the domain appears to be listed for sale for more than $2,000,000 dollars. The Complainant is Lolo LLC, that asserted rights in the trademarks LOLO and LOLO GIFTS. The Respondent acquired the domain in 2019 as an investor […]

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SchwabFinancialCare.com UDRP: Schwab vs. Schwab in classic David & Goliath fight

Simon Schwab is a young entrepreneur who began providing loans to customers during the pandemic, using the domain name SchwabFinancialCare.com. Meanwhile, multi-trillion dollar financial monolith, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., filed a UDRP to usurp the domain name. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com and attorney Jason B. Schaeffer in particular. Note: ESQwire is a […]

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GuaranteedRemoval.com: UDRP gets #RDNH finding; Complainant made misleading claims

Erase Technologies LLC filed a UDRP to usurp the aged, generic domain GuaranteedRemoval.com. The Complainant operates a business from the pluralized variant and alleged that it owns a registered trademark for GUARANTEED REMOVALS. Not so fast, said the Respondent: Respondent replies that Complainant has no standing to bring this Complaint because Complainant does not have […]

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Matajer.com: Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding after losing .net case

Just a month after losing the UDRP against Matajer.net with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC filed a UDRP against the .com variant, Matajer.com. As the first UDRP case established a negative foundation for the Complainant, why would they target the .com this time? Perhaps due to a victory […]

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BeautyGarde.com rolls UDRP with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Two French companies clashed at the WIPO over the domain BeatyGarde.com. The Complainant, Sothys Auriac, operates under the BEAUTY GARDEN mark. At first, it seems as if the domain is a typo of the Complainant’s domain and mark, only it isn’t. The Respondent owns the mark BEAUTYGARDE, where the word is “garde” and it means […]

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Exxe.com: Turkish Complainant slapped with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

A Turkish company is getting coal for Christmas, after filing a UDRP against the domain name Exxe.com. Registered in 1998, Exxe.com predates the Complainant’s domain name by 14 years. The Complainant’s claims that it began business in Turkey in 1997 were not supported by any evidence. The sole panelist at the WIPO declined to find […]

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ChatGPT responds to UDRP with solid RDNH references

ChatGPT is a popular AI chatbot that can engage in conversational, analytical exchanges. It does not substitute human activities, including the responses of legal advisors. Regardless, we gave ChatGPT (that is not operating from the domain ChatGPT.com) the following task related to domain names and the UDRP process: Imagine you own the domain Widgets.com. A […]

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Tox.com: German company found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Tox Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that filed a UDRP against the domain name Tox.com. Registered in 2001, Tox.com was offered for sale by its registrant for thousands of dollars; the Complainant in the UDRP offered a maximum of $24,000 dollars and when that offer was declined it proceeded with a […]

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MindGym.com: Brainless UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The Irish registrant of the aged domain, MindGym.com, has been using it in business since 1996. British company, Mind Gym plc, acquired a number of trademark registrations for MINDGYM between 2002 and 2021 based on its use of the mark since 2000. But all these dates are junior to the domain’s registration and use in […]

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Scuba.net.au UDRP drowned with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

An Australian domain name, Scuba.net.au, was the subject of a UDRP filed at the WIPO. The domain is generic and used as a forwarder to Underwater.com.au, a web site with diving resources for Australians. That didn’t stop eScuba Pty Limited from filing a UDRP just because at some point one of its officers owned Scuba.com, […]

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CandyCloud.com #UDRP ends with not so sweet note for Complainant

The domain CandyCloud.com consists of two generic words; this 2006 registration has been listed by its registrant with a $40,000 dollar asking price. Meanwhile,  Candy Cloud IP LLC is a company that acquired the registration of the mark CANDY CLOUD with the USPTO in 2022. How would a UDRP fare, given the fact that the […]

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BuildARocket.com: UDRP sends Complainant to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking space

The domain name BuildARocket.com consists of 3 dictionary words; registered in 2006, the domain was acquired in 2018 by Build a Rocket GmbH, a German company. They have been doing business as “Build a Rocket” under a variety of domains, all while Rocket Boy Games Ltd filed a trademark application for BUILD A ROCKET BOY […]

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