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HonestHistory.com: History magazine fails to usurp #domain via the #UDRP process

Honest History Co. publishes a quarterly history magazine for children and operates a website at honesthistorymag.com. The company formed in California in 2017 and they hold 3 trademarks for HONEST HISTORY, registered between early 2020 and late 2021. Meanwhile, the domain HonestHistory.com was registered in 2013. It was hit with a UDRP that discloses the […]

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Twinkl.se: Six month long parked page doesn’t indicate bad faith use

The UDRP filed against the Swedish domain Twinkl.se did not have a good outcome for the Complainant, Twinkl Ltd ofUnited Kingdom. The latter obtained a European Union trademark in 2021, trailing the disputed domain’s registration by a whole 14 years. In the response, the Respondent said: The Domain Holder registered the disputed domain name in […]

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RoyalDragonVodka.com: Two vodka distributors battled it out—Here’s how it ended

Two vodka distributors using “Royal Dragon” as their brand, battled it out over the domain name RoyalDragonVodka.com. The domain was registered in 2011. Capital Distribution Consulting Inc., Canada, filed a UDRP with the WIPO, asserting rights to the mark ROYAL DRAGON VODKA in the US. The Respondent, Hiro Bharwani, Horizons Group, UK, asserted that they […]

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GeicoSquad.com: Domain UDRP involves world’s oldest Respondent

The UDRP filed against the domain GeicoSquad.com involves an Indian Respondent, potentially the oldest person to get notified by the WIPO that their domain is being arbitrated on. Government Employees Insurance Company (“GEICO”), filed the UDRP to protect its GEICO brand that is world famous. The UDRP particulars mention that the domain was being forwarded […]

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Tips.com: No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

There was no Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in the UDRP filed against the aged, generic domain Tips.com. Registered in 1991 (30 years ago!) the domain Tips.com changed hands in 2006 for the sum of $100,000 dollars. It’s currently pointed to a portfolio lander with dozens of other premium domain names. The UDRP was filed […]

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Decotel.com: UDRP case reveals former registrant of Interpol.com

Decotel Ltd, United Kingdom, filed a UDRP against the domain Decotel.com – a domain registered in 2001. The 20 year old domain matches the DECOTEL mark, a common law mark, since 1999. In fact, the Complainant registered its domain then. Although common law marks are generally considered weak in UDRP cases, the Complainant prevailed against […]

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SanBenedetto.com: Catholic monk defense won #domain UDRP

San Benedetto, blessed be your grace.  That’s what the Respondent in a UDRP filed against the domain SanBenedetto.com is probably saying. The domain was challenged at the WIPO due to an Italian firm’s mark. Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A., Italy, filed the UDRP to defend its SAN BENEDETTO mark in multiple locales. They produce mineral […]

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G’day #domain granted grace in #UDRP Down Under

G’day mate. Australians use this greeting on a daily basis, as our friend Mike Robertson can confirm. It makes sense that an Aussie registered the matching domain, Gday.com.au Down Under. Not so fast, said Discovery Holiday Parks Pty Ltd of Australia, filing a UDRP: G’DAY is their registered mark. The Complainant is a proprietary company […]

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Arm.global UDRP: Global aspirations indicator cost #domain

When you choose a TLD such as dot .global for your domain, it denotes just that: global aspirations. The UDRP that was filed against the domain ARM.global caught the WIPO panelist’s attention once the Respondent asserted that the term “ARM” is a generic keyword. The panelist quipped that when used alongside the particular TLD, the […]

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Sold for almost $30,000 dollars, imdb.CN was lost via the #UDRP process

The domain imdb.cn was sold for almost $30,000 dollars in 2019. A UDRP filed against the domain’s Chinese registrant reveals the number: 200,000 RMB. At the time, the Chinese currency (Yuan) was listed at 6.7121 to the US dollar, giving an exchange totaling $29,796 dollars at the time the sale occurred. The Complainant is IMDB.com, […]

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PayEx vs. PayEx Ou: Who won the #UDRP?

An Estonian company using the domain PayExOu.com was hit with a UDRP filed by Swedbank PayEx Holding AB. The Respondent noted that as an Estonian legal entity Payex OÜ was formed in full compliance with Estonian law in 2018. They checked for similar entities in Europe to avoid mark conflicts but not in Sweden, apparently: […]

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Walbrofuelpumps.com: Registrant keeps #domain due to business relationship

Walbro Engine Management LLC engaged in a business relationship with a product reseller for 18 years, before filing a UDRP to usurp their operating domain. Express Fuel Pumps has been using the domain Walbrofuelpumps.com since 2003 to provide products manufactured by the Complainant, while the Complainant has been aware of – and indeed profited from […]

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