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Sage Netcom or Sagenet com? #UDRP finds the invisible hyphen in this #domain name

Is there such a thing as an invisible hyphen in a domain name? In the case of SageNetcom.com, the word split is between the words “Sage” and “Netcom.” The latter stands for “Network & communications.” The operators of Sage Net, using the domain SageNet.com, filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, citing a 1999 […]

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#Turkish company loses #UDRP for Pepee.com

A Turkish company filed a UDRP against the domain Pepee.com. The domain was registered several years before the Complainant’s trademark registration. Pepee is a diminutive name for Jose, Joseph, or Giuseppe. The Complainant is Düş Yeri Bilişim Teknoloji ve Animasyon Anonim Şirketi, Turkey, and the Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. A three […]

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Dude, you’re getting a wwwDell.com via the #UDRP process

Computer manufacturing giant, Dell, is known for its cheesy commercials in the early 2000s. These TV ads depicted Curtis as the “Dell Dude,” a teenage guy urging his buddies’ parents to get a Dell computer for their kids. Dell filed a UDRP against the Chinese registrant of the domain name wwwDell.com. Without doubt, this type […]

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#Dell grabs typo #domain DRLL.com via the #UDRP process

The domain DRLL.com was registered in 1998, and now Dell has claimed it via the UDRP process. Visually, the two domains DRLL.com and DELL.com are 75% identical, but what’s more important is how Drll.com was used as a parked domain, taking advantage of the proximity of letters “E” and “R” on the keyboard. Apparently, Drll.com […]

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Casinoseminole.com : #Domain UDRP gets denied – for the 2nd time!

A group of 3 domains, including casinoseminole.com, was served with the second UDRP notice in 7 years. The Complainant is Seminole Tribe of Florida, that filed the UDRP at the WIPO against the owner of the domains, casinoseminole.com, seminolecasino.com, and seminolegaming.com. Gambling casinos are big business, and the domains’ first UDRP was met with a […]

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#LiteBit .com #UDRP : Time machine needed to establish “bad faith” registration

The registrant of LiteBit.com, a domain name registered in 2000, could not have imagined the domain’s future use as a brand 18 years later. And yet, 2525 Ventures B.V., of Netherlands, expected just that when they filed a UDRP at the WIPO to get the domain. The Complainant in this case operates LITEBIT as a […]

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#UDRP turned 20 years old with a big #WIPO gala that attracted law firms

The UDRP process turned 20 years old this month, as two decades passed since the first domain case in October 1999. The WIPO celebrated the twentieth anniversary on October 21, with a conference and gala that attracted lawyers, IP attorneys, and law firms, along with brand owners and trademark practitioners. Over 45,000 UDRP cases have […]

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#NovAtel filed #UDRP against Novatela.com – who won?

NovAtel, a Canadian company founded in 1978, filed a UDRP against the domain Novatela.com, which was registered in 2007. NovAtel is a leading provider of high precision GPS & GNSS positioning technology such as GPS antennas and GPS receivers, according to their web site at Novatel.com. The Respondent in this case asserted that “nova tela” […]

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#HealthLabs .com owner tried to get #HealthLab .com via the #UDRP process

The company that operates HealthLabs.com tried to snatch HealthLab.com as well, by filing a UDRP at the WIPO. As the Complainant, FPK Services LLC operates its brand since 2015. The domain in question, HealthLab.com, was registered in 2002. The Complainant asserts that the domain’s registrant acquired it in 2017, and that its existence and use […]

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Global #Pickleball Network : Three word #domain gets #RDNH decision after #UDRP

Who said that you can’t get hit with a UDRP for a three word domain. That’s what happened to the Registrant of GlobalPickleballNetwork.com, a domain that was registered in 2016. According to the ensuing UDRP, in August of 2018, one year before bringing this case, Complainant called Respondent to tell him that he was planning […]

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#Glovo .com UDRP ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking outcome

The domain Glovo.com was registered in 2001, and 14 years later a company acquired a trademark for GLOVO. The ensuing UDRP was decided at the WIPO, with the Respondent representing themselves. They stated that there was no way for them to be aware of a future trademark registration. That alone was sufficient for the sole […]

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Pablo #Escobar .com : A $3,000,000 asking price led to #UDRP loss for this 20 year old #domain

The domain PabloEscobar.com was registered in 1999, as an exact match of a deceased Colombian drug lord’s name. Pablo Escobar’s notoriety has been portrayed in several movies and in the highly-acclaimed Netflix drama series, “Narcos.” The son of Pablo Escobar operates a fashion franchise on his late father’s legacy, and is a published author. Additionally, […]

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