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WIPO panelist scolds Yoyo Email Ltd: Cannot build a business on the back of another’s rights!

The executive summary: A British company, Yoyo Email Ltd., has attempted to launch a business venture by registering almost 4,000 dot .Email domain names, matching brands, products and corporate names of famous companies. By doing so, Yoyo Email Ltd. exclaims that it has legitimate rights, to provide certification of delivery and receipt of emails. They […]

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Pyrex wins UDRP for Pyrex .Glass domain

Among the famous marks in this consumer-driven world, is Pyrex – a brand of tampered glass that can sustain high temperatures and force. The UDRP against the domain Pyrex.Glass was filed by the trademark holders, Corning Incorporated, at the National Arbitration Forum. It is noted that “Pyrex” was registered with the USPTO in 1917 and […]

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Baskin-Robbins trademark gets defended in dot .Menu UDRP

Baskin-Robbibns is a registered trademark, going all the way back to 1954 in connection with the operation of ice cream parlors, restaurants, and the sale of related products. The company operates from BaskinRobbins.com and there is no doubt that their menu is delicious. Along with the expansion of the Internet name space, the proliferation of […]

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Sorry that we touched some sensitive chords!

It seems that we touched some sensitive chords with yesterday’s revelation that Chinese domain repository, 4.cn is actively engaging in the fine art of trademark violations. Its understandable that one has to be supportive of their sponsors and all that good stuff, but to be referred to as “scandalous” and even “offending” is simply hilarious. […]

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Chinese auction site 4.CN is the new king of trademark violations

Ever since it changed its policies, Australian Domain marketplace, Flippa, has taken measures to disallow and remove trademark violations. The new king of obvious domain violations is now 4.CN – a Chinese auction web site that clearly shows the state of lawless anarchy in China, regarding intellectual property. For example, more than 90 “facebook” domains […]

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Flippa: Starting 2012 with yet another Trademark Violation listing

It’s the new year and it’s ridiculous that Flippa.com – the Australian domain auction platform – continues to allow obvious trademark violations on its marketplace. An example can be found here. Famous marks, like Apple’s iPhone are protected aggressively; Flippa maintains that unless the trademark holder complains, they won’t do anything. The problem is, once […]

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Fun Sunday with Flippa: Trademark violations

Here’s a short compiled list of trademark violations sold or for sale on Flippa. The Australian domain auction house where domain investors are being talked down, according to Andrew Knibbe‘s post at John Chow’s pro-Blog seems unwilling to utilize any resources in order to exclude obvious trademark violations from its marketplace. The end result: serial […]

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More trademark violations listed for sale at Flippa

Earlier today we demonstrated how Flippa.com – the Australian domain marketplace – remained inactive after we pointed out how a Microsoft related domain was allowed to be listed for auction. The response by the Flippa support that they won’t do anything to remove obvious violations of famous trademarks unless they receive a request by the […]

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GoDaddy + Cheap .info registrations = One Trademark Clusterphuck

Once in a blue moon, uber-registrar GoDaddy attempts to further improve on its 40 million domain registrations by offering some really cheap deals. One such deal was for 99 cent dot .info domains; a TLD that hasn’t gotten much steam since its launch a decade ago. Thanks to that deal a year ago, almost 1.5 […]

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Frank Schilling loses battle over Trademark domain

Why, oh why, oh why? We’ve been witnessing this quite often lately: Seasoned domainers aspiring to get domains that are obvious trademarks. What is an obvious trademark? Something that looks like a word made up from putting two words together. It takes less than a minute to look up such terms at the USPTO.gov – […]

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