Dental.com applied for the registration of the matching trademark

Virtual Dental Care, Inc., operators of the domain name Dental.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, DENTAL.COM, with the USPTO. The application involves a stylized design of a tooth segmented into three closed, curved shapes, appearing next to the wording “dental.com”. The mark was applied for with an “intent to use” clause, […]

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SexToys.com: Adult #domain applies for the registration of the matching #trademark

CNVCOM LLC, operators of the domain name SexToys.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, SEXTOYS.COM. The Las Vegas company cites as date of first use of the stylized mark to be April 29, 2022. Clearly, this is a visual rebranding that ditches the old SexToys logo for a more clean, modern look […]

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Pie.com: Operators apply for the registration of the matching trademark

The operators of the ultra premium domain name Pie.com have applied for the mark’s registration, PIE.COM, at the USPTO. This intend to use application was filed by an entity called Safeside, Inc., apparent owners of the domain Pie.com, for the following products and services: Hats; Pants; Shorts; Sneakers; Socks; Underwear; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts; Short-sleeved or […]

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Gundamit! Toy store applies for #trademark registration at the USPTO

Gundamit! Sounds like a nasty cuss word that’d send you to the dean’s office but it’s a new brand for toy-related services from China. The operators of the domain GunDamit.com have filed for the registration of the matching mark, GUNDAMIT.COM. The mark consists of the stylized wording “Gun Damit.COM” in a trapezoid, with a stylized […]

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Tennis.com: #Domain owner applied for the registration of the matching trademark

The operators of the ultra-premium domain name, Tennis.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, TENNIS.COM. California-based corporation, The Tennis Channel, Inc., filed the application for the mark, citing that “it has become distinctive of the goods/services through the applicant’s substantially exclusive and continuous use of the mark in commerce that the U.S.” […]

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Readers.com: Optics giant’s proxy acquisition files for trademark registration

EssilorLuxottica SA is an Italian multinational corporation based in Paris and founded in 2018 from the merger of the Italian Luxottica with the French Essilor. The company commands the lion’s share of optics and eye wear brands worldwide and a portfolio of proprietary and licensed brands including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Michael Kors, Varilux, Crizal, Transitions, and […]

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Morgan Stanley grabs 58 domains in a single UDRP

Big banks are very protective of their brand and Morgan Stanley is one of the biggest financial institutions, with offices in more than 42 countries and more than 60,000 employees. The MORGAN STANLEY brand is therefore well-known and the mark was established with the bank in 1935. The bank has filed numerous UDRPs over the […]

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SpeechTherapy.com: Trademark registration application reveals #domain sale

SpeechTherapy.com LLC, operators of the premium domain name, SpeechTherapy.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark. The mark consists of a creative design of a thought or text bubble to the left of the wording SPEECHTHERAPY.COM. It’s an “intent to use” application, indicating that the mark has not seen commercial use yet. After […]

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MC5.com: Complainant lost UDRP despite 55 year old trademark use

The UDRP complaint filed against the domain MC5.com claimed rights to the registered mark MC5. While the domain was registered in 2003, it was sold to the current registrant in 2019 for the sum of approximately $2,900 dollars. The sale took place on the Chinese domain marketplace ename. Meanwhile, the MC5 mark was registered in […]

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SocialButterfly.com: Trademark application hints of #domain sale by Telepathy

The operators of the domain SocialButterfly.com have applied for the registration of the matching mark, SOCIALBUTTERFLY.COM. South Dakota-based corporation Webit, Inc., filed for the registration of the mark with an “intent to use” clause, which makes sense, as the domain’s WHOIS still shows Telepathy, Inc. as the registrant. The mark was applied for the following […]

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Two things to do before you bid on that domain!

Domain investors often neglect the fundamental basics of transacting with domains: trademarks and prior litigation. If you’re about to bid on a domain name in an aftermarket auction, there are a couple of things to do. First and foremost, check for existing marks at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO.) You can also […]

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Ghanacologist.com: Fun brand from #Ghana applies for trademark registration

Fresh from the fun with trademarks department arrives GHANACOLOGIST.COM, an application to register the mark with the USPTO. The application was made by a resident of Ghana, the African nation, with an “intend to use” clause and for the following services: On-line wholesale and retail store services featuring souvenirs; online website to promote Ghana tourism […]

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