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#Vapor supply .com vs #Vapro : Generic #domain hit with a #UDRP

A company with a fanciful trademark for VAPRO filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain VaporSupply.com. Registered in 2007, the domain is an outlet of vaping devices, a multi-billion dollar industry. So where’s the confusion? Apparently, the Complainant doesn’t own Vapro.com, which is a video services company, but operate from VaproSupply.com instead! According […]

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#Photoshop Caribe : #Adobe tried to be sneaky with 2nd #UDRP for the same #domain

Adobe is a giant in the business of graphics processing software, and Photoshop is its flagship product. Adobe generated $2.74 billion dollars in revenue in the 2nd quarter of 2019 alone! But there is a problem with the world famous trademark for PHOTOSHOP. Photoshop del Caribe is an established company in the Dominican Republic, offering […]

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Mike Mann lost #UDRP over generic #domain #LakesGas .com at the #WIPO

Mike Mann‘s asking price of $94,888 dollars for the domain LakesGas.com was referred to as “exorbitantly high” by the sole panelist at the WIPO who handled the UDRP. The case was filed by Lakes Gas Co., a gas propane company serving 70,000 customers in the US. The Minnesota company doesn’t own a registered trademark for […]

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#Aman Concierge .com #UDRP : Respondent blamed #GoDaddy for parked content

The owner of the domain AmanConcierge.com blamed the Registrar, GoDaddy, for the parked page content, after they received a UDRP. Aman Group SARL, a Swiss mega-corporation specializing in luxury hotels with 34 properties in 21 countries, filed the UDRP. They operate from Aman.com. The Respondent is in Montenegro, and claimed that they formed a valid […]

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#Talage .com : Insurance company fails to wrestle away 13 year old #domain

Talage Insurance, Inc. attempted to take the domain nameĀ Talage.com from its registrant, who registered it in 2006, via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The domain’s registration date predates the company’s trademark registration by a full decade. Talage has been the Respondent’s nickname since the 1990s. A three member panel found no reason to deliver […]

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New Ventures Services : #Domain warehousing and the risk of getting served with a #UDRP

When you warehouse domains straight from your Registrar subsidiary, there is an inherent risk: being served with a UDRP. Domains that expire at Network Solutions go to its domain warehousing sister company, New Ventures Services corporation. Both NetSol and New Ventures are entities under the Web.com umbrella, with one being the domain Registrar and the […]

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#OGIO .com.au : Ballsy Aussie keeps #domain after #UDRP fails on technicalities

A ballsy Australian domainer gets to keep the domain Ogio.com.au, after a UDRP was triggered by a series of increasingly challenging events. Confident of its strong international brand and Australian trademarks, Ogio International Inc, filed a UDRP in order to reclaim the domain. The Complainant operates from Ogio.com. But lets rewind the clock back to […]

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#WIPO : Twenty years and 45,000 #UDRP filings later!

This year, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) turns 20. Following adoption by ICANN, the UDRP was launched on December 1st, 1999, and the first case determined under it by WIPO was World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc v. Michael Bosman, involving the domain name worldwrestlingfederation.com. There are almost 45,000 WIPO cases filed after […]

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Red-Dot .com : Dashed #domain pursued by #German company in #UDRP

Germans love dashed domains, and the UDRP for Red-Dot.com confirms that. The Complainant is Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, that operates from the matching .ORG. They also operate the .DE, with a dash. The Respondent is the owner of a company, Mining Auger & Tool Works, Inc., claiming rights to the RED DOT […]

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#Smokeless tobacco #domains : Philip Morris is probably the most active #UDRP Complainant in #WIPO history!

A few months ago we took note of how active Philip Morris has been at the WIPO and NAF, filing UDRP cases against domains infringing on the company’s super valuable trademarks. The tobacco and smokeless products company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in its IQOS and HEET brands, and it has no problem […]

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#CustomSkateboard .com : #UDRP decision favors the Respondent at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the domain name CustomSkateboard.com failed to succeed. Due to the generic nature of the domain, and the lack of a registered trademark by the Complainant, the WIPO panelist ruled in favor of the Respondent. The Complainant, Mimic Skateboards Inc., operates from the plural, customskateboards.com. The Respondent’s request for a finding of Reverse […]

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#Buffalo #marathon .com : No existing trademark when #domain was registered

The registrant of the domain BuffaloMarathon.com won the UDRP, because in 2000 that he registered it there was no related trademark. That was the decision made on a UDRP case, filed by the Buffalo-Erie Marathon Association, Inc. They operate the Buffalo, NY marathon. On February 16, 2016, the USPTO registered the word mark BUFFALO MARATHON […]

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