#Reindl .com : Stanley Pace wins #UDRP against Austrian casserole #domain

Domain investor, Stanley Pace, won another UDRP – this time against the domain Reindl.com. The domain was offered for sale with a $79,000 dollar price tag. Registered in 2016, the domain’s keyword, “reindl,” means casserole in German. An Austrian company that creates protective clothing, asserted that they have a trademark since 1999. Reindl Gesellschaft m.b.H. […]

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#Rosetta Stone : Common language terms led to dissenting decision in .APP #UDRP

The Rosetta Stone is a granite stele found in 1799, inscribed in hieroglyphic script, Demotic and ancient Greek. It proved to be the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, opening a window to Egypt’s civilization, history and heritage. Rosetta Stone is also a brand and a trademark, for a company specializing in language translation software. That […]

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#EnergyNova : Don’t buy trademark #domains in hopes of selling for a lot of money

If you register domain names, or buy them in the aftermarket or auctions, make sure they are not infringing on existing trademarks. In the case of EnergyNova.com, the domain was allowed to expire, was captured by SnapNames a year ago, and it was allegedly resold. The registrant sought $31,250 dollars for it, but there is […]

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#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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#BlueLightCard : British company took 10 years to register trademark; loses #UDRP

Blue Light Card Ltd is a British corporation founded in 2008. The company’s product provides a benefits scheme for the UK’s Emergency Services, NHS & Armed Forces. They did not acquire a British trademark until 2018, however. By that time, a Taiwanese person had registered BlueLightCard.com in 2013. The Complainant operates from BlueLightCard.co.uk. The ensuing […]

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#Clearbank three strikes : Another #UDRP lost for the Complainant at the #WIPO

Three strikes for Clearbank; the British financial organization lost its 3rd UDRP case that it filed since last October. The bank operates from Clear.Bank and states that it spent more than 500,000 British pounds in 2018 to advertise its brand. First came the loss for Clearbank.com, a decision that delivered a victory for its registrant. […]

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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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#Aussie rugby union tries to grab generic Wallabies #domain via a #UDRP

Crikey, mate! The Australian rugby union attempted to take over the generic domain, Wallabies.com.au, on behalf of its national rugby team. By filing a UDRP, the Complainant tried to grab this generic domain, as it controls the Australian men’s rugby union team, known as the “Wallabies.” What a load of kangaroo manure, said the Respondent […]

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#EmLife .com : Common law trademark used in grabbing a 1996 #domain registration

The domain name EmLife.com was registered in 1996, and twenty-three years later, it was lost via the UDRP process. The Complainant was EMindful Inc., a company that asserted common law rights to the EM LIFE mark; that’s a weak approach, as opposed to a registered trademark. What’s even more strange, is that these claimed rights […]

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#Datapath .net UDRP a clear example of #domain investor bullshit

The UDRP against the domain Datapath.net demonstrates how some domain investors attempt to bullshit their way through valid trademark claims. A British company, Datapath Limited, has rights in the DATAPATH mark for graphics cards, capture cards, and video wall controllers. Their trademark registration predates the commercial Internet, circa 1993. The company operates from Datapath.co.uk and […]

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RDW.com : Aged #LLL .com #domain threatened via the #UDRP process

RDW.com, a three letter .com domain registered in 1999, ended up being challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant, RDW Imports, Inc., attempted to use a 2018 trademark application with the USPTO as the basis of their UDRP case filing. The Respondent stated: “Respondent’s <rdw.com> domain name merely consists of the generic acronym RDW, which […]

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Cellgene.com : UDRP panel finds Complainant guilty of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP against the domain Cellgene.com ended with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainant in this case, Celgene Corporation of Summit, New Jersey, touted their 13 billion USD revenue in 2017 to signify its size and status. And yet, their approach to wrestle the domain away from its registrant failed, for a […]

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