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MonsterEnergy.Monster #UDRP : “Can you please tell me what the problem is?”

From the hilarious responses to a UDRP department: The registrant of MonsterEnergy.monster appeared clueless, when the UDRP’s particulars were sent his way. The Complainant is Monster Energy Company, and the domain appears to be a clear cut violation of the Complainant’s trademark, both with the keyword part and the TLD. Here’s what the Respondent said: […]

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MountainTop.com #UDRP delivers Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision

The registrant of MountainTop.com has reasons to be on top of a tall mountain; the UDRP that was filed against his aged domain failed to materialize its goal. In a case that was handled by IP attorney John Berryhill on behalf of the Respondent, the three member panel at the WIPO denied the domain’s transfer […]

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Orizon.com UDRP : A 23 year old #domain vs a fresh trademark

Orizon.com was registered in 1997, and in 2020 a Saudi oil company attempted to usurp the domain via the UDRP process. The keyword means “horizon” in Greek. The Complainant, Saudi Arabian Oil Co., Saudi Arabia, obtained a trademark in 2020 – but 23 years ago that the domain was registered no such rights existed. Despite […]

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#SARS .app : Business acronym is unfortunately the same as a disease

When your business acronym matches that of a disease, that’s unfortunate. In the case of the domain SARS.app, the UDRP was brought to the WIPO by the South African Revenue Service. The acronym – SARS – is a registered trademark in South Africa. The mark was registered in 2011, and the domain in 2020. However, […]

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Arvesta.com #UDRP results in Respondent’s loss with dissenting opinion

Registered in 2020, the domain Arvesta.com became the subject of a UDRP brought by a Belgian company that rebranded itself from Aveve in 2018. The word arvesta is derived from the Latin word arvus for plough. It was the generic nature of the terms that led the Respondent in this case to pursue the domain […]

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KalyanJewellers.com : #Domain UDRP reveals Bollywood worthy back story

The registrant of the domain KalyanJewellers.com was taken to the UDRP process, after the Indian jeweller (English spelling of jeweler) Kalyan Jewellers contested their rights. The UDRP quickly evolved into a case with a back story worthy of Bollywood. In a nutshell, the domain was allegedly registered in 2004 on behalf of a woman whose […]

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HostMy.Cloud : #UDRP route failed to materialize for .CO.UK registrant

The registrant of HostMyCloud.co.uk went after the absolute matching domain, HostMy.Cloud via the UDRP process. In doing so, the Complainant asserted that they have established rights to the HOST MY CLOUD mark since 2014. Meanwhile, the domain HostMy.Cloud was registered in 2016. The sole panelist at the WIPO found no evidence of the Complainant’s fame […]

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Tubortax.com : Fifteen years of PPC monetization ends here

It’s the end of the line for the domain Tubortax.com – after 15 years of presumably massive earnings, it’s time to pay the final tax. The typosquatting domain was challenged in a UDRP filed by Intuit Inc., makers of the popular tax filing software, TurboTax. The infringing domain was parked with a zero click PPC […]

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“AGFA” is his family initials, says Respondent in winning #UDRP response

The registrant of several domains that begin with “AGFA” denied he targeted the famous brand AGFA; instead, the letters represent his and his son’s initials. Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Belgium filed a UDRP involving the domains agfachelseapartners.com, agfachelseapartners.store, agfachelseapartners.tech, and agfachelseapartners.world. The Respondent isn’t targeting AGFA, or the Chelsea football club for that matter. He has formed […]

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#RDNH decision of the week: Voxan.com in failed #domain clawback

Voxan.com is this week’s Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision (RDNH) at the WIPO. The domain was hit with a UDRP by a motorbike maker in Monaco and France. The 2016 registration became the focus of negotiations, however the Complainant decided to stop at $40,050 dollars, all while the Respondent and registrant sought $114,800. The sole […]

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Art Petrossian .com : Professional hit with a #UDRP after parking his domain

If you register your full name as a domain, don’t park it – especially if your last name is also a brand or trademark. In the case of the domain ArtPetrossian.com, its registrant is Mr. Art Petrossian. The domain was parked at GoDaddy and unfortunately the ads displayed products related to Petrossian caviar. That prompted […]

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McDonalds.re #UDRP: Have you ever seen a green #McDonalds?

Have you ever seen a green McDonalds? In the case of the domain McDonalds.re one would appreciate the registrant’s patriotic choice of colors. The ccTLD is that of Réunion, with an African green and yellow flag dressing up a world famous brand. Apparently, McDonald’s in France use green and gold, as seen as their Facebook […]

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