UDRP loss despite obvious link to Skillshare

Skillshare Inc. filed a UDPR to get the domain which only has one “L” – the offending domain was registered 7 years after the Complainant’s domain was registered in 2003. The Complainant registered the mark SKILLSHARE in late 2022, with an additional claim to common law rights dating back to 2010. Despite the Respondent’s […]

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Century21 lost UDRP against domain using its trademark—Here’s why

Century 21 is a well-known company in the real estate business. Founded in California in 1971, the company’s CENTURY 21 mark is famous and distinct. The company filed a UDRP to get the domain from its registrant but failed, as the Forum (NAF) panelist ordered the domain to remain with the Respondent. Why would […]

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Moroccan bank loses UDRP it filed against the #domain name

Credit du Maroc is a Moroccan bank with CDM CREDIT DU MAROC as its primary trademark. It filed a UDRP to get the domain name from its Registrant who appears to be a domain investor. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney, Howard Neu. The Respondent acquired the domain for $80 dollars in an […]

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What are the odds that OpenAI will get the domain

OpenAI, inventors of the ChatGPT model and platform, have filed a UDRP to get the matching .com domain, at the WIPO. The company failed miserably to secure the domain that was available for just a few days after the ChatGPT beta opened to the public. A company called Site Matrix LLC registered the domain […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. OpenAI files UDRP; more to follow?

OpenAI, creators of the ChatGPT phenomenon, has filed a UDRP against the domain name As noted by Elliot of DomainInvesting, the domain is listed in a fresh UDRP filed at the WIPO. was registered last December, and we pointed out at the time that it was being monetized with PPC ads. In February, […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP focused on domain’s forwarding to Complainant’s competitor

The domain name was registered in 1998; the mark RETAIL INSITE was registered by R.I. Properties, Inc. dba. Retail Insite in 2022, citing a date of first use in 1999. The sole panelist stated that the mark’s registration date is the definitive date in making a decision: Of course, “the claimed date of first […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP unveils web of litigation; ends with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

A UDRP involving the domain name unveiled a web of past litigation between the two parties. The Respondent is a former athlete and philanthropist, while the Complainant operates from with a matching mark, DEWBERRY, as the spear of this UDRP. The Complainant’s alleged ignorance of the Respondent’s identity was disputed by the WIPO […]

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Optimistic Complainant failed to usurp the domain

The Optimism Foundation is a Cayman Islands company involved in the building, development, and running of software applications on the blockchain. They operate from the domain name They filed a UDRP to usurp the domain, which appears strange as that domain clearly targets which they don’t operate from. The company filed a […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP exposed serial case loser

If you’ve lost 46 out of 47 UDRP cases, odds are that you will lose the 48th. In the case of the domain, the Respondent was exposed as a serial registrant of domains involving trademarks or other established rights. The UDRP was filed by on behalf of their client, Paul Loebach. As a […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Respondent’s claims didn’t sway experienced UDRP panelist

Some people will invent all types of back stories regarding the meaning of domains, as in the case of that ended up in a UDRP. The FIVERR mark has been registered since 2011, citing first use in 2010. Meanwhile, the domain was registered in 2020. In the ensuing UDRP, the Respondent claimed that the […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP results in win for domain investor

Limble Solutions, Inc. filed a UDRP to usurp the domain from its domain investor registrant. The domain is listed for sale at SquadHelp with a $56,000 dollar price tag. According to the UDRP: The Respondent contends it purchased the Disputed Domain Name at a GoDaddy auction on July 16, 2021, because it was a […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Respondent wanted a car worth $100,000 dollars in exchange for domain

Registering a domain matching the initials of a world-famous brand such as BMW can be quite risky. Offering to sell them the domain for thousands of dollars, or for a luxury car, is a sure path to losing it. The UDRP process was initiated by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) against a Georgian individual […]

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