UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

Jodii is an Indian matchmaking app operating from the domain name since 2021. In several regional languages of India, the word jodi means means a couple, pair or a partnership. Meanwhile, Luxury India Solutions PVT. LTD operate, a provider of matrimonial services in India and they filed a UDRP. The Respondent has filed […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. escapes UDRP claws as a generic term for hospitality services salvaged its hospitality-focused domain,, by proving that the term is generic. The company is using it as a URL forward to the web site. The domain was chased into the UDRP process by RealTime Reservation LLC that asserted rights in the REALTIME RESERVATION mark. The Forum panelist agreed with the Respondent: “Complainant’s […]

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WhatsApp Channels: Global launch follows regional rollout and last year’s UDRP

WhatsApp Channels are a private way for people to receive updates that matter to them, right within WhatsApp. In September, Meta rolled out its WhatsApp Channels feature globally, following tests in Colombia and Singapore. The tests went well, apparently, as today Meta rolled out message forwarding to WhatsApp Channels – you can now spam the […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Domain stolen by former admin returned via the UDRP process

The domain name was allegedly transferred without its registrant’s permission in 2017; six years later it was ordered to be returned to Four E LLC via the UDRP process. The domain appears to have been acquired by the Complainant in 2008 for the sum of $2,488 dollars. That same year, the Complainant registered the […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. From $99,999 dollars on Afternic to a UDRP loss

No angel seemed to guard the registrant of the domain, who sought to get $99,999 dollars on Afternic. Instead, the domain was lost via the UDRP process after AL Advisors Management, Inc., won the case based on their AngelList brand and mark. Of course, having two consecutive L letters led to a lot of […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Spanish Complainant failed thanks to junior trademark

Tau Ceramica Solutions, S.L.U. is a Spanish company that filed a UDRP to usurp the domain The Complainant registered the ASCALE mark in 2017 as a graphic element; the mark is junior to the domain’s registration by 8 years. Despite the Respondent’s apparent wish to sell the domain for approximately $90,000 dollars, it’s within […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP ends with The Trump Organization being the loser

The registrant of the domain was strong-armed via the UDRP process by DTTM Operations LLC, which is operated as an affiliate of The Trump Organization that owns and controls trademarks on behalf of the group. The case was lost for the Complainant, as the WIPO panelist noted: “The Panel does not find on this […]

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Not so wyze: Chinese squatter lost UDRP for

The epitome of cybersquatting is when you take that infringing domain and monetize it by selling products that are knockoffs of these sold by the trademark holder. In the case of the domain, the Chinese squatter used the domain to sell knockoff products of Wyze Labs, creators of high-quality, easy-to-use smart home products under […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP ends up with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision

When you file a UDRP against a domain registered in 2012, you’d better be in the possession of a more senior mark. In the case of, however, Mr. Patrick Schur of Switzerland filed a UDRP on the basis of a mark he acquired in 2019. There would be no way for the Registrant to […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Maltese corporation filed UDRP trying to buy 3 vowels

XNT Ltd. is an international investment services company based in Malta. They registered the EXANTE mark in various jurisdictions, and some of these marks are being challenged or in the process of being canceled, e.g. in the UK. The company filed a UDRP to usurp the domain from UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a company that […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Real person beats French film colossus

Pathe Marques, is a company incorporated under the laws of France since 1999, and a member of the Pathe Group, a major film production and distribution company. The company owns the PATHE mark and is very protective of its brand; in a recent UDRP case they filed against the domain, they surprisingly lost. How […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Domain investor scores Reverse Domain Name Hijacking outcome

A domain investor from Canada scored a decisive victory against Snap! Mobile, an American fundraising services provider that targeted their domain,, via the UDRP process. Despite the Complainant’s claim to the SNAP MOBILE mark they provided no evidence of such early use, other than it being the company’s name. Such use, however, does not […]

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