Winner of LeonardoDiCaprio.org auction lost domain via the UDRP process

From the “what were you thinking” department comes the UDRP of the domain LeonardodiCaprio.org. Matching the name of popular mega-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, this domain was in the possession of the Hollywood actor until August 2022 but it wasn’t renewed. Instead of dropping, the domain name ended up in a NameJet auction and someone from Indonesia […]

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Fox.org: Aged domain name lost via the UDRP process

The domain name Fox.org was registered in 1996 and in recent years it didn’t resolve, or resolved to a basic page with links. Generic use aside, “Fox” is also a registered trademark by numerous entities and one of them filed a UDRP to get the domain, citing phishing attempts. Whether the domain was truly used […]

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LordAdTaylor.com: UDRP failed due to Respondent’s language barrier

When you file a UDRP, the domain’s registrar matters. In the case of LordAdTaylor.com the UDRP was filed by Lord & Taylor IP LLC, America’s first and oldest department store. The Respondent uses DNSPod, Inc. as their registrar, which is based in China, as is the Respondent. Apparently, not many Chinese can understand or respond […]

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LOLO.com UDRP: Respondent laughs last; RDNH finding for Complainant

The Respondent in the UDPR filed against the domain LOLO.com had the last laugh. Registered in 1995, the domain appears to be listed for sale for more than $2,000,000 dollars. The Complainant is Lolo LLC, that asserted rights in the trademarks LOLO and LOLO GIFTS. The Respondent acquired the domain in 2019 as an investor […]

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ImpossibleKick.com UDRP failed due to Complainant’s rushed filing

When you claim your mark has become distinctive but it hasn’t, filing a rushed UDRP won’t get you the domain name. Impossible Kicks Holding Company, Inc. filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name ImpossibleKick.com. The Respondent did not respond, but the sole panelist at the Forum (NAF) pointed out that the Complainant’s […]

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OlefyTech.com: Failed UDRP is a reminder about outsourcing domain registrations

When you form a company, you—the company’s principal—better register the domain names and brands associated with it. A Finnish company outsourced the domains OlefyTech.com, Olefy.tech, and other social media registrations to an outside party that was commissioned to come onboard the company’s spinoff brand; once the relationship turned sour, they demanded the domains back, filing […]

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LMG.net.au UDRP denied; it’s the Respondent’s initials, dummy!

Some Australian companies late to the domain game are using the UDRP process as the “Plan B” approach. In the case of the domain name LMG.net.au, the UDRP was filed by Liquor Marketing Group Ltd, claiming rights to the LMG mark in Australia. It seems that they could have known the acronym matched Leo Mark […]

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Homebuilder.com.au: UDRP ends with Complainant’s loss & Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

If you are a home builder in Australia, the ultimate domain name would be Homebuilder.com.au. The domain name was launched in mid December Down Under, all while it was hit with a UDRP just three days later. The Complainant, Homebuilder.com.au IP Pty Ltd, send out its lawyers to get the domain from another home builder. […]

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Do you like the domain ColombianCoffee.com?

We all love coffee and Colombian coffee is one of the best in the world. Apparently, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia) believed that by having a trademark in Colombia for CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA they could also usurp the domain name ColombianCoffee.com from its registrant. Filing a UDRP […]

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SchwabFinancialCare.com UDRP: Schwab vs. Schwab in classic David & Goliath fight

Simon Schwab is a young entrepreneur who began providing loans to customers during the pandemic, using the domain name SchwabFinancialCare.com. Meanwhile, multi-trillion dollar financial monolith, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., filed a UDRP to usurp the domain name. The Respondent was represented by ESQwire.com and attorney Jason B. Schaeffer in particular. Note: ESQwire is a […]

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Why CitiusTech Healthcare Technology failed to get Citius-Tech.com via the UDRP process

CitiusTech Healthcare Technology is an Indian company using the CITIUSTECH brand and trademark. After failing to get the domain CitiesTech.com via the UDRP process, they failed in a UDRP filed against the operators of the domain Citius-Tech.com, which is owned and operated by an Indonesian company. Using a dash that separates the two words, one […]

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CitiesTech.com UDRP failed as English is not Latin

CitiusTech Healthcare Technology Private Limited, India, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain name CitiesTech.com, alleging that the “Cities tech” combo infringes on its CITIUSTECH brand and trademark. Attempting to pull a “fast one”—Citius means “faster” in Latin—the Complainant’s claims were rebuffed by the WIPO panelist who noted the generic nature of the two English […]

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