UDRP results in victory for famous trademark holder

In the UDRP case of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG v. jan jilek, the Complainant, a German audio products company, contested the registration of the domain name by the Respondent from Croatia. The domain was listed for sale at EUR 139,689.34. Sennheiser argued that the domain was confusingly similar to its trademark and […]

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ITDOTCOM: Trademark registration approved; it’s not by Intis Telecom

Intis Telecom launched as a Registry of third level domain names. Since then, the company has been promoting its domains as suitable for information technology and Italian interests. While there are no public metrics about the number of registered domains, there are reported sales in the thousands of dollars a piece, […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Here’s why this 2018 registration was infringing

Registered in 2018, the domain name appears to be generic, when in fact it’s a direct infringement of a registered trademark. PIXAR created a tool to render images way back in the 1980’s and in 1988 they registered the mark RENDERMAN in connection with its proprietary software used in computer graphics and digital film-making. […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP result hardly a surprise for veteran domain investor

The domain was the subject of a UDRP; the Complainant was Midjourney, Inc. an AI pioneer operating from the domain Not many know, apparently, that MIDJOURNEY is a registered trademark; the company applied for the mark’s registration with the USPTO in September 2022, a smart move as OpenAI failed to act quickly for […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Aged two-word .com hit with a UDRP—Who won?

Andrew Fusco is a public loss adjuster and consultant with 31 years of experience in the insurance industry. He acquired the domain name as the registered agent of Claimshield LLC and Claimshield Holdings Inc, entities established under the laws of Puerto Rico. Z and J Enterprise Inc.filed a UDRP to usurp this two-word .com […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Failed UDRP showcases weakness of most ultra-generic domains

Workday, Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain name, on the basis of a registered mark for WORKDAY from 2007. The disputed domain was registered in 2024 and the Complainant operates from the domain The Complainant lost the UDRP despite no response being filed by the Respondent. Here’s what the Forum (NAF) panelist […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Chinese Respondent “in shock” as fan claims got shut down

The registrant of the domain and Respondent in the UDRP was “in shock” after the case was filed. Founded in 2006 Complainant, Nvest, Inc. d/b/a SigFig, offers a variety of digital wealth solutions, including robo-advisory and other platforms for personalized investment advice. Complainant has an international presence, through e.g. the United States, Canada, India and […]

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Briton wants to trademark DOT COM!

There’s a lot of potential in dot com domains and a British man wants to capitalize on that established success, it seems. Filing for the registration of the mark DOT COM at the USPTO appears to be the first such step. The application involves a mascot with glasses and two identical hands, holding what appears […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Dot .AI associated with Artificial Intelligence, says Panelist

The WIPO panelist who decided on the UDRP for mentioned the obvious: Dot .ai domains are associated with Artificial Intelligence and in this case, as the domain is for sale, it did not target the Complainant’s MOTHERHOOD mark. The Complainant operates from and its predecessors have supplied maternity apparel under the marks MOTHERHOOD […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Respondent’s cheeky message after UDRP loss

The Respondent of the UDRP involving the domain name did not file a formal response. Ulta Beauty, Inc. is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. The ULTA mark is thus famous and the Forum panelist ordered the […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Chinese mega-brand acquired for $12,000 dollars lost in UDRP

The Chinese registrant of acquired it for $12,000 dollars in 2017, then placed a poem on its landing page. Baidu Online Network Technology is registered in China since 2000, as the country’s most popular search engine. It is impossible, therefore, for anyone in China to not be aware of Baidu and its popularity as […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Quebecois registrant lost .AI domain despite response to UDRP

The domain name seems rather generic; owned by Beslogic Inc., Canada, since 2018 the domain was slated for development. Brainly Sp.zo.o, Poland, operates from the matching .com domain and is the owner of five registered trademarks dating as far back as in 2014. In the ensuing UDRP the Respondent noted that it uses AI […]

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