StatenIslandOralSurgery.com: From a $100k asking price to a UDRP

In 2012, Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery hired a developer for its web site, operating from the domain StatenIslandOralSurgery.com. The agreement was canceled in 2023 upon which the company found out that the domain had been transferred to the developer. The two parties negotiated a sale, with the developer seeking $100,000 dollars that was […]

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Workday.media: Failed UDRP showcases weakness of most ultra-generic domains

Workday, Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain name Workday.media, on the basis of a registered mark for WORKDAY from 2007. The disputed domain was registered in 2024 and the Complainant operates from the domain Workday.com. The Complainant lost the UDRP despite no response being filed by the Respondent. Here’s what the Forum (NAF) panelist […]

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SmartCatch.com: NameFind won UDRP with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

In a UDRP filed against the domain SmartCatch.com, the Complainant, SMARTCATCH, failed to prove that the Respondent, NameFind LLC, registered and used it bad faith. The three member Panel at the WIPO found that the Respondent had acquired the domain name before the Complainant had any trademark rights and that “smartcatch” is a generic term. […]

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SigFi.ai UDRP: Chinese Respondent “in shock” as fan claims got shut down

The registrant of the domain SigFi.ai and Respondent in the UDRP was “in shock” after the case was filed. Founded in 2006 Complainant, Nvest, Inc. d/b/a SigFig, offers a variety of digital wealth solutions, including robo-advisory and other platforms for personalized investment advice. Complainant has an international presence, through e.g. the United States, Canada, India and […]

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Wellgreenhealth.com: Indian company takes on Wallgreens via the UDRP process

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Walgreen Co. fired a combined salvo against an Indian company, over the domain WellgreenHealth.com. What was at stake: Wallgreens is a huge American corporation that operates the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States, behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and […]

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Alpha Bank lost UDRP for the domain Alpha.fund

Greek bank, Alpha Bank S.A., filed a complaint against the domain Alpha.fund, arguing that it is identical to its trademarks and that the Respondent, who is a domain investor and seeks $19,999 dollars for it has no rights or legitimate interests in the domain name. ​ The Respondent claimed that the domain is not confusingly […]

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Neurocog.com UDRP led to a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Neurocog Pty Ltd, a clinical psychology practice in Australia, filed a UDRP against the domain Neurocog.com. The Complainant owns trademark registrations for “Neurocog” in Australia and the United States. The WIPO panelist found that the domain name is indeed identical to the Complainant’s trademark and that the Respondent has not demonstrated any rights or legitimate […]

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1800truckaccident.com beats 1800truckwreck.com in UDRP

In the UDRP case between 1800TruckWreck LLC and Randall MPR / Randall Marketing and Public Relations concerning the domain 1800truckaccident.com, the Complainant argued that the domain was confusingly similar to their trademark, alleging that the Respondent has no legitimate interests and registered the domain in bad faith. The Respondent contended that there was no substantial […]

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Brilliantly boring domain got cybersquattered

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. had no idea that someone was watching their trademark registration application at the USPTO. The same day that they applied for the registration of BRILLIANTLY BORING, someone registered the matching domain BrilliantlyBoring.com. The domain was then listed for sale on Dan.com. What are the odds? Cybersquatters who follow trademark […]

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Waterland.com UDRP: Another win for John Berryhill as dispute is denied

The disputed domain name Waterland.com is registered with Spaceship, Inc. (the “Registrar”). ​The Complainant, Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V., holds trademark registrations for the WATERLAND mark in multiple jurisdictions, including Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, and the European Union. ​ The Respondent, Emerson Alvarado, and Paytotake LLC acquired the disputed domain name at a Namejet auction for […]

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Buontalenti.com: HugeDomains sold domain, buyer got UDRP

Buontalenti.com is a domain registered in 2012 which was sold in 2022 by HugeDomains. The amount is unknown but the buyer appears to be a company in Qatar looking to establish a franchise brand of Badiani gelato before the World Cup in 2022. Badiani Ltd, a gelato company based in the UK claims that it […]

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“The Cam Dude” won the UDRP filed against the domain TheCamDude.com

Mav Media LLC filed a UDRP to get the domain TheCamDude.com from its registrant, who operates a resource about adult cam sites. Despite having achieved a recent victory against the domain CamDude.com, the Complainant lost this case, as the Respondent responded and represented themselves. They are listed simply by their initials, “F.A” in this UDRP. […]

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