Should Dan remove domains infringing non-famous trademarks from its platform?

The Dan.com marketplace is popular with domain investors even as the GoDaddy-owned brand raised its fees to 15%. Its terms of use, updated on February 1, 2023, note that “Client represents and warrants that it (i) has the full authority and all rights necessary to enter into and fully perform all if its obligations under […]

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ImpossibleKick.com UDRP failed due to Complainant’s rushed filing

When you claim your mark has become distinctive but it hasn’t, filing a rushed UDRP won’t get you the domain name. Impossible Kicks Holding Company, Inc. filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name ImpossibleKick.com. The Respondent did not respond, but the sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the Complainant’s […]

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Row.com: From $30k to $30m; domain hits trademark wall at the USPTO

Row.com is an ultra-premium, three letter, dictionary .com domain registered in 1993. Surprisingly, there are no web records of it as an active domain name before 2006, just a year before it was sold at Sedo for the sum of $30,000 dollars. Source: NameBio. Since then, the domain has been used as a forward to […]

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Holders.com: 9GAG community acquired domain, filed for trademark registration

Hong Kong based 9GAG Limited, operators of meme heaven 9GAG, have filed for the registration of the mark HOLDERS.COM at the USPTO. The company owns the domain Holders.com, which plans to develop into yet another meme-sharing paradise. The intend-to-use application was filed for the following products and services, related to Web3, NFT, and crypto (partial […]

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Translations.com: Trademark registration application unveils premium domains from 1999

TransPerfect Technologies LLC, operators of Translations.com, have filed for the registration of the matching trademark, TRANSLATIONS.COM. The USPTO application involves standard characters without claim to any particular font style, size, or color, for the following services: Consulting services in the field of internet marketing, namely, website localization and software localization; search engine optimization for sales […]

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Weed.com operators (re)apply for the registration of the (almost) matching mark

Graye Ventures, Inc., operators of the super high class domain Weed.com, have applied for the registration of a mark with the USPTO, that contains the domain name. The mark is WEED.COM…& ENJOY – The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font style, size, or color. Registered in 1996, Weed.com has not […]

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Oversee attempted to register “Domaining 2.0” as a trademark

In 2008, Oversee was at its peak point, generating millions of dollars in revenue. The company leveraged and monetized millions in PPC revenue and had diversified its business via a series of strategic acquisitions. Its unfortunate fall arrived not much later but in 2008 Oversee still had big plans with “Domaining 2.0″β€”the next generation approach […]

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Prenup.com: New trademark application at the USPTO

HelloPrenup, Inc., operators of the premium domain, Prenup.com, have filed for the registration of the matching mark, PRENUP.COM, at the USPTO. The mark was filed with an intend to use clause, and the mark consists of two interlocking rings with hearts above them to the left of “prenup.com”. The application involves the following services: Attorney […]

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MigraineAgain.org: UDRP a headache for Complainant

A Nigerian scammer used the domain MigraineAgain.org to impersonate the .com holder. Everyday Health, Inc.operates from MigraineAgain.com offering support to migraine sufferers. They filed a UDRP to get the .org as the Respondent used the domain to impersonate them, offering fake jobs and attempting to scam the applicants. This created an obvious headache for the […]

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EV.com: Trademark application at the USPTO

The mark registration application for EV.COM was filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office last week. Filed by an attorney, this “intend to use” application is related to the following products/services: Vehicle armrest cushions; Vehicle bodies; Vehicle booster seats for children; Vehicle bumpers; Vehicle camera mount; Vehicle chassis; Vehicle head rest covers; Vehicle […]

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BMI.com operators file application to register the matching trademark

Broadcast Music, Inc., operators of the aged, premium LLL .com domain name BMI.com, have filed for the registration of the matching trademark, BMI.COM, at the USPTO. The application cites September 18, 1994, as the date of first use of the mark. The application involves the following services: Collecting license fees on behalf of independent writers […]

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Try.com domain operators file trademark registration application

IBMG LLC, operators of the domain Try.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, TRY.COM, at the USPTO. The application was filed with an “intent to use” clause, for the following services: Downloadable software and mobile applications for allowing consumers to share product and service information, provide and share product and service reviews […]

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