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Betting.com registrant’s trademark application was abandoned in 2000

Game Lounge acquired Betting.com in a domain rebranding deal worth seven figures, or more. The acquisition of Betting.com is interesting as it coincides with the decision about Booking.com and its matching trademark BOOKING.COM. In 2000, Christopher Latter, original registrant of Betting.com, applied for a trademark at the USPTO for Betting.com, but his application was abandoned. […]

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#Booking yeah! But don’t rush registering your generic #domains as trademarks

The US Supreme Court today affirmed that the domain name “booking.com” can be registered as a trademark (BOOKING.COM) instead of seen as merely a generic domain name. The decision should be well-perceived by many domain name investors that hold generic domain names. But a little detail hidden in the decision determines which domains qualify as […]

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You’re a dumbass #domainer : Microsoft-Watch.com

We’re launching a new series today, “You’re a dumbass domainer,” dedicated to bidders of domain auctions that are obvious trademarks. Going after a previously registered domain for its traffic, all while the trademark issues are so prominent, grants the bidder a “domainer dumbass” award. Starting off with a DropCatch auction for the domain Microsoft-Watch.com. It […]

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Want to Google #China? Cool, but can’t use the #domain name GoogleChina.com

Google is a famous trademark, despite the mark’s (ab)use as a verb – to “Google” something. More important, you can’t incorporate the Google mark into domain names, if you are not Google. The registrant of GoogleChina.com found out recently, as Google filed a UDRP to recover the domain. While many “Google China” to find more […]

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DerekRose.com : #GoDaddy auction sale ends up in #domain loss via the #UDRP process

The auction high bidder of DerekRose.com, a domain registered in 1999, didn’t seem to have fully researched the “Derek Rose” keywords for trademark issues. Last year, the domain was sold in a GoDaddy auction for the price of $597 dollars – a low price for an aged, .com domain name. This is indicative of how […]

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Cool #JUUL : Don’t ride on a famous #trademark with your #domain registrations

Registering “cool” variants of existing trademarks is pretty much cybersquatting. Tagging a word on a popular brand such as JUUL is not exactly “fair use” of their mark. In the case of the domain name CoolJuul.com the intent is obvious, as the two words rhyme. Perhaps it’s “cool” to use a smokeless product, such as […]

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#Tokyo2021 Olympic #domains : Let the #Cybersquatting games begin!

Cybersquatters are snapping up “Tokyo 2021” domain names bearing the Olympic trademarks, hoping to capitalize on the change in the Olympiad. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) moved the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021, shifting the year and triggering a digital gold rush. That’s one side effect of the Coronavirus pandemic! Meanwhile, in Japan, a research […]

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#Pornhub typosquatter paid a small fortune for #domain but lost the #UDRP

The typosquatter of a Pornhub domain paid a small fortune to acquire it. The registrant of Ponrhub.com alleges he spent 7,241 EUR in late 2018 to get the domain in the aftermarket – about $7,946 USD. In the ensuing UDRP filed by Licensing IP International S.à.r.l., the Respondent claims that he forwarded the domain to […]

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#Coronavirus vaccine : Massachusetts company files #Covid19Vax trademark application!

If you throw up at the idea of toilet paper hoarders at Costco, this trademark application for Covid19 vaccinations takes the trophy. The trademark application for COVID-19 VAX at the USPTO, is for vaccines. In other words, if this trademark were to be granted, the use of “covid-19 vax” would have to be licensed by […]

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#Coronavirus trademarks at the #USPTO brand cesspool

It’s not just domainers that are jumping into the coronavirus registration cesspool – brand wannabes are swimming in it too. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been receiving applications for trademarks that contain the “coronavirus” word as the mark, or as part of the mark. At the USPTO database, we found the […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Kret.org #UDRP

Kret.org, a short domain registered in 2005, was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Aktsionernoe Obshchestvo “Kontsern Radioelektronnye Tehnologii”, Russian Federation, that claimed rights to the Russian trademark for KRET. The sole WIPO panelist pointed out the following: “The Complaint lacks candour in that it makes no mention of the fact that the […]

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#Microsoft 365 Assistant : #Cortana substitute didn’t advise its own #domain name

Microsoft is apparently getting ready to change the name of Cortana, the personal productivity assistant in Windows 10. Unlike Apple and Siri, Cortana does not arrive with its own domain name. Microsoft has chosen a path on Microsoft.com for Cortana, while Apple is using Siri.com as a forward to Apple.com. When it comes down to […]

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