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Trueworths.com #UDRP got denied despite Complainant’s gallant effort

The UDRP that was filed against the domain name Trueworths.com referred to domainers as “high-volume registrants” – and asserted that they have special duties to avoid trademark infringement. The Complainant is Truworths Ltd, South Africa, and has 767 TRUWORTHS branded stores in South Africa, and 39 stores elsewhere in Africa, including in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, […]

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Nestle.AI : Registrant wanted $50k but #UDRP gave the #domain away

The Chinese registrant of Nestle.AI claimed that the domain would be about an AI home robot product. At the same time, they offered to sell it to Nestle – officially Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Switzerland – for the sum of $50,000 dollars. The ensuing UDRP ended up at the WIPO and the sole panelist […]

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State Farm loses second #UDRP against TheStateFarmBowl.com

State Farm filed a UDRP against the domain TheStateFarmBowl.com in March, which they lost. Three months later, they filed again, and once again they lost the case. The reason: no new information was provided, other than some private exchanges with the Respondent. In order for a UDRP case to be refiled for the same domain […]

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Soccer10.com : Domain investor scores big with #UDRP transfer refusal

The registrant of the domain Soccer10.com has scored a big victory, defeating a South African betting company that filed a UDRP. The Complainant is Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Limited, South Africa, and they have a trademark for SOCCER 10. In the Complaint, the Respondent did not file an official response, but did respond, stating the […]

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EiPSON.com lost in a #UDRP due to obvious infringement of the #EPSON brand

A Chinese OEM parts manufacturer operating from the domain EiPSON.com since 2016, had no intention to pass off as “EPSON” according to his statement. Hilariously attempting to cover up the similarities in the logo, along with the fact that the parts being sold are for EPSON products, led to the domain’s loss via the UDRP […]

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Black Rock Coffee wins #UDRP brought against the #domain name BR.Coffee

A distributor of Brazilian coffee asserted that its BRCOFFEE mark gives it rights to the domain name Br.Coffee. The latter is a brand of Black Rock Coffee, a coffee brand located in the Midwest of the United States. The Complainant has used the BRCOFFEE trademark in connection with its business since at least January 7, […]

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QuackIt.com : Hijacked #domain returned to owner via the #UDRP process

QuackIt.com was hijacked and the registrant used the UDRP process to get it back. According to the case reported by the WIPO, the perpetrator targeted a domain with plenty of clout among the coding community, registered in 2000. From the UDRP: The Respondent’s email address as provided/verified by the Registrar has been linked to multiple […]

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HeatNBond.com : #UDRP succeeds in usurping 15 year old #domain name

The domain HeatNBond.com was registered in 2005, and after 15 years it has been “lost” via the UDRP process. The Complainant in this case, registered the trademark for HEATNBOND in 1992 and challenged the domain’s ownership at the WIPO. In presenting their case, the Complainant asserts that the real registrant is Lisa Katz, who has […]

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SonYouTube.com : #Google beat #Sony in getting this #domain

When famous trademarks such as Sony and YouTube get combined into a domain, the end result is mostly likely a UDRP. In the case of the domain SonYouTube.com the “winner” is Google, owners of the YOUTUBE mark. Apparently Sony didn’t seem interested, as it took six years for this domain to be usurped via the […]

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Metra.com : Aged #domain lost at the #WIPO due to no response

The aged domain Metra.com was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Registered in 2003, the domain was challenged by Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority. According to the UDRP: Complainant is a governmental agency of the State of Illinois that operates rail lines, stations, parking lots, platforms, bridges, tracks, crossings, […]

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Business disputes involving #domains are not to be resolved via the #UDRP process

If you have a business dispute, don’t try to resolve it via the UDRP process. That’s the end result of a UDRP involving the following 60 domain names: ifilmcodes.com, gurlpages.com, ifilm.com, hatfallgame.com, ifilmcorp.com, hatfallgame.com, ifilmcorp.net, generatela.com, ifilmmail.com, agingfabulous.com, ifilm.net, alloydigital.com, ifilmnetworks.net, alloyeducation.com, ifilm-pro.com, alloymarketing.com, ifilmpro.com, alloyonline.com, ifilmpro.net, alloytv.com, ifilmpublishing.com, awkwardnames.com, ifilmstaff.com, b5media.com, ifilmstudios.com, bakingdelights.com, ifilmtelevision.com, […]

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Domain crime : Waitsila.com was used in cybercrime, says Wärtsilä Technology

Wärtsilä Technology Oy is a Finnish company, operating from the domain name Wartsila.com. Cybercriminals registered the domain Waitsila.com and impersonated the Finnish company’s officer, seeking the transfer of money from one of its clients. This type of cybercrime is gaining traction recently, as in the case of Barbara Corcoran. Wärtsilä Technology Oy filed a UDRP, […]

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