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#Warner Brothers hit with #UDRP over a bunch of “Warner” #domains

Life can be hard when your last name, Warner, matches that of a multi-billion dollar corporation. Even worse, when you go in business with your brother, calling yourself the Warner Brothers. Warner Media LLC filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, in order to take over the following domain names: warnermediaincorporated.com warnermediacompanies.com warnermedialtd.com warnermediaglobal.com […]

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#LoveAndGreen .com : Generic #domain lost via the #UDRP process

If you register generic-sounding domain names, such as LoveAndGreen.com, there’s still a chance that they infringe on existing marks. Love & Green of Lyon, France, filed a UDRP against the domain’s registrant, citing an existing range of marks for LOVE & GREEN. It’s obvious that the ampersand symbol cannot be used in domain name registrations, […]

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Caterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

If you want to end up with a potential UDRP case, engage in blatant typosquatting of domain names. What is blatant typosquatting, is easy to define: www prefixes of popular domain brands, such as in the case of wwwcaterpillar.com that was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The domain appears to […]

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Domain King 1 – #Domain squatters 0

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has scored against the despicable domain squatting clique. Hours after pointing out the travesty of allowing the domain CNN.live to be listed for sale at Sedo, the PPC and domain marketplace company removed it from its inventory. The registrant has moved onto another PPC provider, GoDaddy’s Cash Parking. The story […]

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#EnergyNova : Don’t buy trademark #domains in hopes of selling for a lot of money

If you register domain names, or buy them in the aftermarket or auctions, make sure they are not infringing on existing trademarks. In the case of EnergyNova.com, the domain was allowed to expire, was captured by SnapNames a year ago, and it was allegedly resold. The registrant sought $31,250 dollars for it, but there is […]

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Trademark violations : Domains at Flippa with a Microsoft interest

Domain auction platforms often fail to keep their marketplace clean of any trademark violations. The very essence of cybersquatting, domains with keywords of famous brands or full corporate names, give domain investors a bad name. Flippa is an active marketplace, and in the past we’ve on numerous occasions alerted them about trademark violations being auctioned. […]

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Nvidia GTX 970 settlement : Your check’s in the mail

Almost a year passed since graphics card giant, Nvidia, settled a class action lawsuit against its GTX 970 product. The company reached an agreement with the class late last year, and the judge awarded damages to the class. Distribution of the settlement checks started this month, and for each Nvidia GTX 970 purchase that was […]

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TrumpPlaza.com & trademark : Domain auction ended at Pheenix

Last month, we let everyone know TrumpPlaza.com was about to drop; the former domain of Donald Trump‘s now defunct hotel expired in December. That’s after more than 21 years, as it was a 1995 registration – at the very dawn of the commercial Internet. The domain was caught by drop-catching service, Pheenix, and a bidding […]

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Nvidia GTX 970 class action lawsuit : Proper use of a trademark domain

Nvidia fans are often driven by their appreciation of the video card manufacturer’s products. Registering a domain name that contains a brand, or a product, without the permission of the brand’s owner can lead one to trouble. Trademark violations are the top cause of UDRP filings against domain owners. Fans and owners of the Nvidia […]

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Clario.com : 1999 domain registration saved from UDRP

A sole panelist at the National Arbitration Forum found that the registrant of Clario.com and Clario.net did nothing wrong. Registered in 1999 and 2001 respectively, the domain pair was not even properly defended in this UDRP, as no response came through. The Complainant, a company called Clario, Inc., asserted via the UDRP that their 2008 […]

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Trademarks : Domains are the root of all evil!

It’s amazing what types of names and brands people come up with, in the process of trying to be creative. A while back, we noted the trademark application for Raj Domains, at the USPTO. That application has now been granted, and Raj Domains is a registered trademark. Congratulations, Raj! Meanwhile, Evil Headquarters LLC, a company […]

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‘First Merit Bank Sucks’ domain : UDRP decision as expected

FirstMerit Corporation of Akron, Ohio, sent its lawyers – guns blazing – after the owner of a protest site, operating from firstmeritsucks.com. Typically, domain names that belong in the “sucks” category are treated as vehicles of free speech. Most UDRP cases involving “sucks” domains that have been decided on behalf of the Complainant, involved the […]

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