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#LoveAndGreen .com : Generic #domain lost via the #UDRP process

If you register generic-sounding domain names, such as LoveAndGreen.com, there’s still a chance that they infringe on existing marks. Love & Green of Lyon, France, filed a UDRP against the domain’s registrant, citing an existing range of marks for LOVE & GREEN. It’s obvious that the ampersand symbol cannot be used in domain name registrations, […]

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#Davanti goes after #Davandi .com via the #UDRP process

A tire company using the registered trademark DAVANTI in the US, filed a UDRP against the Davandi.com owners. The case could have resulted in a typical typo-squatting decision, leading to the loss of the domain by the Respondent. In this case, however, the Davandi.com registrant operates their own cycling products business in Germany, where they […]

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#FIFA 2022 : No, 5890 euro is not “basic cost” for an infringing #domain name

If you register a domain infringing on a famous mark, you’re a cybersquatter. Such cases give a bad name to the majority of domain investors who play by the rules, and when the domain involves the FIFA trademark then you have a UDRP coming your way. The registrant of FIFA2022.com was served with a UDRP […]

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#ABSA insurance : South African company fails to get #domain from Argentinian registrant via #UDRP

Two companies using the initials “ABSA” in their respective names, hold trademarks – albeit, in different countries. Who gets the domain? The question was raised when ABSA Group Limited of Gauteng, Republic of South Africa, fired up its lawyers to gain control of the domain name absainsurance.com. The Respondent in this UDRP is Alejandro Angel […]

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#Losango .com : A #domain registered in 1999 gone via the #UDRP process

Imagine registering a domain in 1999, and 20 years later a company steps in to claim rights arising from a 1982 trademark. Right? In the case of Losango.com, a domain that’s 20 years old, Banco Losango S.A. – Banco Múltiplo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fired up its lawyers and got its booty via the […]

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#GreenRoads .com : #UDRP denied with dissenting opinion on #RDNH

The UDRP case filed against the domain GreenRoads.com was decided upon by 3 panelists at the WIPO. The 2005 domain registration was challenged by Green Roads of Florida LLC that asserted rights to a 2017 mark for GREEN ROADS. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. The WIPO panelists found no proof that […]

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#CloudInsure .com : #Domain was registered before the #trademark; UDRP included a chronology of events

UDRP cases that involve a claimed registered trademark usually emphasize the mark’s fame at the time the domain was registered. In cases where the domain’s registration predates that of the mark, it’s a good idea to outline the chronology of events. The decision for the UDRP case on CloudInsure.com incorporates such a chronology, whether it […]

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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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