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Hatzalah vs. Hatzolah : Who won the #UDRP?

Hatzolah is a Hebrew term meaning “rescue” and is generic for the provision of rescue services. Similarly, the term “hatzalah” is in use by numerous parties around the world in connection with EMS rescue services in primarily Jewish neighborhoods. Chevra Hatzalah Inc., operates a volunteer ambulance service primarily in New York City and in some […]

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RapidRepel.com #UDRP: Five figure asking price not a sign of bad faith

Entrepreneurs seeking a sizeable return on their investment aren’t automatically found in “bad faith.” The registrant of RapidRepel.com registered the domain in 2017 with a project in mind.  United Industries Corporation produces a series of pesticides and one of them is called RapidRepel and filed a UDRP to get the domain. In 2017, the Respondent […]

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Rykiel.com : Famous French fashionista fails #UDRP

Sonia Rykiel was a famous French fashion designer, and her brand was acquired in 2020. The manager of the assets of the French companies Sonia Rykiel Création et Diffusion de Modèles SA and Sonia Rykiel Parfums Beaute SA, both established by the late Sonia Rykiel, filed a UDRP against the domain Rykiel.com, claiming rights to […]

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ilko.com : Four letter .com domain hit with a #UDRP

A four letter .com domain name, ilko.com, was hit with a UDRP filed by Virutex Ilko S.A., Chile. The domain was acquired for $960 dollars in 2016, according to NameBio. Originally registered in 1999, its current registrant sought to get $20,000 dollars according to the UDRP complaint filed at the WIPO. The Complainant operates its […]

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#Darifree : Unique decision on 3 #domains delivers partial #RDNH finding!

A UDRP case involving 3 domain names, had a unique outcome: One of the domains was ordered to be transferred to the Complainant, Vance’s Foods, Inc., while the other two remain with the Respondent. But that’s not the unique part! For the latter two, the panel delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, as […]

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Aussie firm fails to upgrade brand to BiodiversityAustralia.com.au

An Australian firm filed a UDRP against the domain BiodiversityAustralia.com.au. The Respondent is Biodiversity Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, a company incorporated in Australia. The Respondent was incorporated on May 5, 2015, under the name Zerorisk International Pty Ltd. On July 24, 2017, the Respondent changed its name to Biodiversity Solutions Australia Pty Ltd. Meanwhile, the […]

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My domain name is Lukka.com

The UDPR against the aged domain Lukka.com was shot down at the National Arbitration Forum, after its Korean registrant and Respondent pointed out two facts: They registered and used the domain for the past decade with a registered business in Korea The Complainant provided no proof they own the trademark the UDRP was based on […]

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NodeGraph.com owner defended his #domain in a #UDRP

The owner of NodeGraph.com, a generic domain registered in 2007, had to defend his domain in a UDRP. A Swedish company, Nodegraph AB, alleged that by forming in 2015 and getting a European trademark in 2016 and a US trademark in 2020 they have rights to the domain. No so fast, said the Respondent, who […]

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Biohacks.com : Complainant slapped with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

A German company relied on a trademark registered a decade after the domain Biohacks.com and filed a UDRP. It ended up being slapped with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, after failing to establish any of the three conditions supporting its claim. The three member panel identified all the reasons why Biohacks GmbH, Germany […]

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Cloak vs Cloak: Two app makers battled it out via the #UDRP process

Two different app makers using the term “Cloak” for their apps battled it out in the UDRP field. The domain JoinCloak.com was deemed to be interfering with Ruby Life, Inc. and its Cloak app that provides a platform for social interaction and anonymous dating. Meanwhile, Cloak Communications LLC, is a social media company based out […]

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StayHomeHub.com : #PornHub won UDRP using “common law” mark angle

Exactly one year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic sent people staying at home and away from social activities, at a global scale. The unprecedented effects of the pandemic still continue to affect our day to day interaction. PornHub, a porn industry behemoth, took wind of the opportunity to reach out to its fanbase and loyal users, […]

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Affron.com : HugeDomains busts #UDRP dreams of Spanish company

A French company filed a UDRP against the domain Affron.com, owned by HugeDomains. Pharmactive Biotech Products of Spain, did not pony up the $5,195 dollars that HugeDomains wants for the domain, filing a UDRP instead. Affron is a last name and a locale, and HugeDomains defended this UDRP by providing insight to the number of […]

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