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Zelle “support number” #domains lost via the UDRP process

Customers of large financial networks such as Zelle often have the need to contact support via the phone. It’s not a secret that these phone numbers are hidden from direct use and chat or email is offered initially. But to register domain names with “phone number” tagged onto a registered trademark and brand such as […]

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Humidity.com applies for trademark registration at the USPTO

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Humidity.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1995, the domain Humidity.com has been in the possession of its registrant, Walter Meier, a Swiss company, since around 2009. The trademark application was made on behalf of the Condair Group AG and its Canadian […]

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Fairway.com and Home.com #domain buyer files for matching #trademarks

The buyer of the domains Home.com and Fairway.com has not wasted time: they’ve filed for the registration of the matching trademarks, HOME.COM and FAIRWAY.COM at the USPTO. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation upgraded its corporate domain to Fairway.com very recently, adding to its acquisition of Home.com for a reputed seven figures USD at a minimum. By […]

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SexToy.com applies for #trademark registration at the USPTO – How much did they pay for the #domain?

The registrant of SexToy.com, a 1995 domain, has applied for the registration of the mark SEXTOY.COM at the USPTO. The trademark application was filed for the following classes of services: Cleaner for use on adult stimulation aids Personal lubricants and vaginal lubricants Adult sexual stimulation aids, namely, vibrators, artificial vaginas, penis enhancers, penis rings, anal […]

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Bootcamp.com #trademark application indicative of aged #domain sale

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Bootcamp.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1994, the domain Bootcamp.com was offered for sale on Afternic until late 2020, where it most likely changed hands by being sold for an estimated six figures. Bootcamp.com was previously the web site of a […]

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Lottery.com applies for trademark registration at the USPTO

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Lottery.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1998, the domain Lottery.com appears to have changed hands in 2017, due to WHOIS changes and a reference to a 2017 date in the application, as date of “first use.” Then again, it might be […]

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Celestino.com : Greco-Italian spat over #domain ends via the #UDRP process

Celestino is a Greek fashion outlet founded in 1974 and operating with a registered trademark since 2001. They operate from the domain Celestino.gr. Moving up from dot .GR meant that they had to acquire the matching .com domain, Celestino.com, currently in the hands of an Italian registrant. After all, Celestino is a boy’s name of […]

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Honey.com #trademark application refused as “merely descriptive”

The trademark application for HONEY.COM, a mark consisting of the keyword plus the TLD, was refused at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.) The application for the registration of HONEY.COM was filed last September, following an increased interest in generic domains used as trademarks, all thanks to a positive decision for BOOKING.COM in […]

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Techies.com applies for #trademark registration at the #USPTO

The operators of the aged, active domain name, Techies.com, have applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. Registered in 1999, the domain Techies.com is “the leading marketplace connecting high-quality tech talent with organizations needing interim help on projects using Amazon Web Services. “ The trademark application was filed in January 2021 by Minnesota […]

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Doob.com : Cannabis #domain owner applies for trademark at the USPTO

Doob is a slang term for a cannabis cigarette, apparently, and the owner of the matching .com domain Doob.com is aiming high. A new trademark application at the USPTO for DOOB.COM involves the following products and services: Providing news and information in the field of cannabis Retail store services featuring a wide variety of consumer […]

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Embrace the typo: #Coachella files to register #Couchella trademark

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley. Thousands attend every year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was canceled and prospects for the 2021 event look very bleak. With that in mind, Coachella applied for the trademark COUCHELLA, […]

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Can’t get the .COM? Get the .KOM

Gotta love homophones, words that sound alike. When you think of dot .COM, there’s only one way to spell it, right? Wrong. How about writing it as “.KOM” then, and even if that’s not a real TLD it can still become a brand. The applicants for the .KOM trademark thought exactly that, filing a trademark […]

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