#Senec .com : #Domain was valued at $10 dollars, said #UDRP Complainant

A German company used a third party service that evaluated the domain Senec.com at just $10 dollars. When the domain’s registrant turned down a 1000 EUR offer, the company took the case to the WIPO by filing a UDRP, claiming that the asking amount was thus “in excess” of its value. This ridiculous approach didn’t […]

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#Kipling : Prestigious #trademark owner fails to get #domain in #UDRP

The owners of the KIPLING mark, a prestigious maker of apparel, hold Mexican trademarks since 1995. Kipling Apparel Corp of Wilmington, Delaware, filed a UDRP against the registrant of Kipling.net, asserting it infringing on their mark. The Respondent’s response was that they were not aware of such a regional trademark, and that any PPC ads […]

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Poles Inc : Generic #domain trumps trademark claims in #UDRP

The domain PolesInc.com was challenged in a UDRP by the owners of Poles.com. The latter, is a fully formed corporation, using the domain since 1997. On the other hand, the owner of PolesInc.com uses it to redirect traffic to its own pole restoration business, RAM Utilities LLC. The two parties communicated almost a decade ago, […]

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DVT .com #UDRP failed to snatch premium, aged #domain name

The UDRP against the aged, premium three letter domain DVT.com has failed. The Complainant, Dynamic Visual Technologies (Pty) Ltd of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent this case to the WIPO, after the domain’s owner sought $100,000 dollars for it. DVT.com was acquired by the Respondent in 2017, but the domain was registered in 1995, well before […]

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Attorney Zak Muscovitch wins #NutriHome .com #domain case after it’s hit with a #UDRP

IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, successfully defended a UDRP case, on behalf of the owner of the domain NutriHome.com. Registered in 2007, NutriHome.com consists of a prefix popular with nutrition, and a generic word. Fresenius Kabi S.A. of Barcelona, Spain, asserted rights to the NUTRIHOME brand, in two variants: a 1999 Argenitinian mark for NUTRI-HOME and […]

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#umix .com : Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding during the #UDRP process

The UDRP filing against the owner of the domain umix.com ended up in a disaster – for the Complainant, that is. Not only was their request to have the aged domain transferred failed, they are now branded with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 1996, umix.com was challenged by a company called […]

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#SmartSearch .com : UDRP results in a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision

The domain name SmartSearch.com was registered in 1998; twenty years later, a UDRP was filed. According to the Respondent, the Complainant attempted to acquire the domain, and when that failed, they apparently resorted to “Plan B” – filing a UDRP. It’s noteworthy that the Respondent acquired the domain in the aftermarket 13 years ago. Since […]

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iyzi does it : Aged #LLLL .com domain hit with a #UDRP

The domain iyzi.com was registered in 2005, but 13 years later, İyzi Ödeme ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri A.Ş. of Istanbul, Turkey, filed a UDRP to grab it. The reasoning behind the Complainant’s filing? A trademark for IYZI in Turkey, registered in 2018, based on a 2017 application. Apparently, “Iyzi” is the Turkish pronunciation of the […]

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#Olsen .com : Twenty-two year old #domain made it through the #UDRP process!

Olsen.com is a domain registered in 1996, and a very common surname. Despite its age of 22 years, Olsen.com was hit with a UDRP, from Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. According to the UDRP, the Complainant owns the trade mark OLSEN registered as an international trade mark since at least 1995 for clothing. Despite […]

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#ForestGate .com : #Domain registered in 1999 gets hit with a #UDRP

The domain name Forestgate.com was registered in 1999, and almost 20 years later it was hit with a UDRP; the Complainant is Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC. The basis for this UDRP: a pending trademark application. The Complainant applied for the mark FORESTGATE on April 17, 2018, just over a month ago. The Respondent stated […]

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#Jewpon .com : Trademark holder reached out to #domain owner – what happened next?

The trademark owner of JEWPON reached out to the matching .com domain owner, offering $3,000 dollars for Jewpon.com. The domain was registered in 2010, according to DomainTools, while the trademark was registered in 2017. That’s a seven year difference, and the domain owner was working on a business plan all these years, apparently, intending to […]

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IMAO .com : Selling a #domain for profit isn’t unfair use, per #UDRP decision

The registrant of the aged domain IMAO.com won it at a SnapNames auction in 2006, for the hefty sum of $2,150 dollars. Apparently, IMAO is a registered trademark since 1992, of the Japanese company IMAO Corporation of Gifu, Japan. The registrant of the domain is Korean. The Japanese company filed a UDRP, stating that in […]

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