USPTO and #domains : How long does it take to register a #trademark?

Domain investors with registered trademarks are familiar with the lengthy registration process at the USPTO. How much time does it take to register a trademark in the US? The answer is, “it depends.” Let’s take a look at two registered trademarks, for example, DNW and Domain Name Wire. DNW is a three letter acronym. From […]

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#BiggerHammer .com : A 2014 #trademark ruled over a 2003 #domain name!

The domain BiggerHammer.com was registered in 2003, and in 2018 a company used a trademark registered in 2014 to take it from its registrant. Complainant is B.H.P.S. Corp. dba “Bigger Hammer” that asserted trademark rights in BIGGER HAMMER and alleged that the disputed domain name is identical to its trademark. The domain name was parked and […]

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#Domains and #trademarks : The #USPTO is gearing up for some changes to its web site

Many domain investors use the United States Patent and Trademark Office web site, to research potential issues with domain names. IP attorneys that work on a variety of intellectual property cases, from trademark infringement to the filing of UDRP disputes, use the USPTO as well. Using the tools at USPTO.gov can assist with the identification […]

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#Pintz .com : Eighteen year old #domain grabbed by Hungarian law firm

Pintz.com is a domain registered in 2000; eighteen years later, it’s handed over to a Hungarian law firm via the UDRP process. Thanks to the Respondent’s lack of legal representation, the domain was lost, despite its registration date predating the registration of a Hungarian trademark. György Pintz, Pintz & Partners LLC of Budapest, Hungary is […]

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#Bittrex : Record number of #UDRP filings for its #blockchain product

Bittrex, Inc. is a global leader in the blockchain revolution. According to their web site, at Bittrex.com: “We operate the premier U.S.-based blockchain trading platform, which is designed for customers who demand lightning-fast trade execution, dependable digital wallets, and industry-leading security practices.” The company’s registered trademark, BITTREX, has been used repeatedly, in order to file […]

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iyzi does it : Aged #LLLL .com domain hit with a #UDRP

The domain iyzi.com was registered in 2005, but 13 years later, İyzi Ödeme ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri A.Ş. of Istanbul, Turkey, filed a UDRP to grab it. The reasoning behind the Complainant’s filing? A trademark for IYZI in Turkey, registered in 2018, based on a 2017 application. Apparently, “Iyzi” is the Turkish pronunciation of the […]

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Apparel maker, #Guess, loses #G81 .com #UDRP with #RDNH finding

Guess, the apparel maker company, has just lost the UDRP they filed against the domain G81.com. At the same time, they were branded with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. Registered in 2004, G81.com matches the Complainant’s trademark, G81, for shirts, T-shirts, jeans and pants. The Respondent provided evidence that G81 wasn’t famous at the […]

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Trademarks : Do you have a cushy #domain collection?

Domain investors often amass a variety of digital assets, stashing them in portfolios. Some domainers collect aged domain names, or numerics, or generic words. Others, gather domains related to news, products or brandable words. Regardless of what type of domains you focus on, your domain collection is something that you should be proud of. But […]

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DME .com : Molding equipment company fails to snatch aged three letter #domain

DME Company LLC, a molding equipment company, attempted to snatch the aged domain DME.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant produced evidence of a registered trademark for DME, with a registration date of 1994. Meanwhile, the domain DME.com was registered in 2001, seventeen years ago. The Respondent’s legal representative, Zak Muscovitch of Muscovitch Law P.C., […]

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Filing for a #domain #trademark in 2018? It will cost you more at the #USPTO

If you plan on filing a trademark for your domain, brand or business services at the USPTO, it will now cost you more. After several years of keeping the fees unchanged, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced its new fee plan yesterday. All previous fees are now null and void. Fees increased considerably […]

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#Soothamide .com : Bizarre #UDRP decision regarding registered #trademark

Vitalitus LLC filed a UDRP against the domain Soothamide.com, which is being held by a Turkish registrant. The Complainant is using the term SOOTHAMIDE for cosmetic goods in the US, and filed for a trademark on September 3, 2016. The application was originally “intent to use” and the mark’s registration was completed on November 21, […]

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Supreme #UDRP gives 365 #domains to Complainant!

The UDRP against 365 domain names that contain the word “Supreme” didn’t end too well for their registrant. The massive UDRP, one of the biggest ever, was brought against 365 domain names. Edit: Due to some WordPress glitch that displays the first few hundred characters of a post, it has been necessary to expand the […]

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