#Pizzarita : 18 year old #domain name hit with a #UDRP

Imagine coming up with “pizzarita” – a creative domain name and brand – in 2001, and being challenged by some company 18 years later. That’s exactly what happened with the domain Pizzarita.com, with Jeffrey Marrone LLC DBA “Pizza Rita” being the Complainant in a UDRP. The Pizzarita.com owners are using it as a forward to […]

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VDG .com : Three letter .com #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

VDG.com, an aged three letter .com domain, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The domain was registered in 1995, and in 2018 Van der Graaf Inc. of Brampton, Canada registered a trademark for VDG. The three member panel at the WIPO found that it was impossible for the Respondent to have known […]

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#ClearBank : Bank with trademark failed to grab domain via the #UDRP process

The owner of ClearBank.org, a domain registered in 2013, was sent a UDRP notice they did not respond to. The domain predates the registration of the CLEARBANK trademark by three years. The Complainant, ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom claimed that they have rights to the domain due to this mark. Bah humbug, said the […]

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#FactoryTalk .com : A 1999 #domain registration challenged via the #UDRP process

FactoryTalk.com, a domain registered in 1999, was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant, Rockwell Automation, was represented by CSC Digital Brand Services AB, Sweden. There was an initial attempt to purchase the domain from its Chinese registrant for $3,000 dollars but the asking price was $18,000 dollars. The Complainant […]

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#Westville .com : Twenty year old #domain saved during the #UDRP process

Westville.com, a domain registered in 1998, has remained for the past 20 years in the hands of the same registrant, a company that used it for its motor vehicle wholesaler business. Despite that long term use, the domain was sent to the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is Westville Group Inc. of New […]

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#Kipling : Prestigious #trademark owner fails to get #domain in #UDRP

The owners of the KIPLING mark, a prestigious maker of apparel, hold Mexican trademarks since 1995. Kipling Apparel Corp of Wilmington, Delaware, filed a UDRP against the registrant of Kipling.net, asserting it infringing on their mark. The Respondent’s response was that they were not aware of such a regional trademark, and that any PPC ads […]

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#Virgan UDRP : #Trademark can also be a slang word, says the #WIPO

The domain name Virgan.com was registered in 2005, making it a 13 year old domain asset. Laboratoires Thea of Clermont-Ferrand, France, filed a UDRP at the WIPO in order to take over the domain. The Complainant possesses several international trademarks for VIRGAN in Europe, but the one at the USPTO expired in 2014 as they […]

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Glory .com : #UDRP against 1995 #domain name was denied at the #WIPO

Glory Ltd. of Himeji, Japan, filed a UDRP against the aged domain Glory.com. Registered in 1995, Glory.com has been in the current registrant’s possession for 14 years. According to the documents of this UDRP, the Respondent paid $115,000 dollars to acquire Glory.com in 2003. It sought $10 million USD from the Complainant, when they inquired […]

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#SuperTurbo .com UDRP : No response, no loss of the #domain

SuperTurbo Technologies, Inc., filed a UDRP against the aged domain SuperTurbo.com. Its registrant, Mike Hare, offers sports photography services, and did not respond to the UDRP. Registered in 2000, SuperTurbo.com became the object of desire for the Complainant in this UDRP, as they possess a trademark, registered in 2013. The Complainant uses SuperTurbo.net, a domain […]

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Marathons, China and geodomains: UDRP against domain failed

There are plenty of marathon races around the world, and it seems these days several companies take advantage of a purely geographical term, that of the Greek city of Marathon. If anything else, Marathon – or, Marathonas, in modern Greek – should sue each and every company making use of its historic locale. Apparently, there […]

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