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#Istanbul .AERO : Turkish services provider lost #domain via the UDRP process

A recent UDRP decision on the domain Istanbul.aero involved the Turkish operator of the new Istanbul airport, and a Turkish airport services provider. The geographical term “Istanbul” as related to airport services has led to UDRP decisions before; in a major case, IstanbulAirport.com was at stake. This time around, İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi of […]

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Why did #Mercury Luggage lose the #UDRP for #SewardLuggage .com?

With domain names, time lines matter. Mercury Luggage Manufacturing Company formed in 1946, and it claimed the year 1968 as the date of first use for the term SEWARD TRUNK. However, they did not apply for the mark’s registration until 2017, almost 20 years after they acquired Seward Trunk of Petersburg Virginia, and the trademark […]

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#Davanti goes after #Davandi .com via the #UDRP process

A tire company using the registered trademark DAVANTI in the US, filed a UDRP against the Davandi.com owners. The case could have resulted in a typical typo-squatting decision, leading to the loss of the domain by the Respondent. In this case, however, the Davandi.com registrant operates their own cycling products business in Germany, where they […]

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#SumValley .com : John Berryhill defends Texas business with #domain UDRP

The business owner of Sum Valley LLC, a Texas corporation formed to deliver tax-related services, was probably surprised when Sinclair Finance Company claimed it infringes on their SUN VALLEY mark. The Respondent was represented by attorney John Berryhill, who pointed out that the domain SumValley.com is not a misspelling or a typo, but a real […]

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#FIFA 2022 : No, 5890 euro is not “basic cost” for an infringing #domain name

If you register a domain infringing on a famous mark, you’re a cybersquatter. Such cases give a bad name to the majority of domain investors who play by the rules, and when the domain involves the FIFA trademark then you have a UDRP coming your way. The registrant of FIFA2022.com was served with a UDRP […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking in #AdmireYourSmile .com #UDRP

A dental studio attempted to get the domain AdmireYourSmile.com by making blind offers through DomainAgents; when all attempts failed, they filed a UDRP. Admire Your Smile, P.C. of Jefferson City, Missouri, went after the domain believing that their mark, ADMIRE YOUR SMILE, instantly grants them this 2007 domain registration. According to the UDRP: The Complainant […]

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#ABSA insurance : South African company fails to get #domain from Argentinian registrant via #UDRP

Two companies using the initials “ABSA” in their respective names, hold trademarks – albeit, in different countries. Who gets the domain? The question was raised when ABSA Group Limited of Gauteng, Republic of South Africa, fired up its lawyers to gain control of the domain name absainsurance.com. The Respondent in this UDRP is Alejandro Angel […]

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#Pitchtime : Former CEO lost control of #domain brands after company files #UDRP

The former CEO of Pitchtime lost control of a group of domain names, including Pitchtime.com, after the company filed a UDRP. The company owns the PITCHTIME trademark. Included in this UDRP case are the domains pitchtime.co, pitchtime.com, pitchtime.info, pitchtime.me, pitchtime.net, pitchtime.org, pitchtimes.com, pitchtimes.net, pitchtimes.org, and pitchtime.xyz. According to the UDRP, these domains were registered by […]

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#Incanto .com : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in #UDRP at the WIPO

The owner of the domain Incanto.com defended themselves at the WIPO, and won the UDRP, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 2003, the domain is a dictionary word. The Complainant, Brooksburnett Investments Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, used a Russian law firm to file the UDRP. According to the UDRP, the domain’s […]

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Caterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

If you want to end up with a potential UDRP case, engage in blatant typosquatting of domain names. What is blatant typosquatting, is easy to define: www prefixes of popular domain brands, such as in the case of wwwcaterpillar.com that was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The domain appears to […]

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#AutoZone .org : #Domain lost in #UDRP earned revenue for 4 years for #NetSol

AutoZone.org, a domain that expired in 2015, was kept in limbo for the past four years, on Network Solutions servers. The infringing domain displayed ads, generating revenue for NetSol that controlled the DNS. The nameservers were NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM and NS2.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM. On or around February 5th, 2015, the domain’s WHOIS changed to the expired status that Network […]

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#RiskMethods .com : Lack of a #WHOIS update leads to a messy #UDRP

The domain RiskMethods.com was sold for 25,000 euro in 2017; allegedly, the new owner, Lever10 Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, failed to update the WHOIS information. Its former owner, Level2 LLC, was named as a Respondent in an ensuing UDRP. A German company with a registered trademark for RISKMETHODS stepped in, and filed a UDRP […]

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