Domains & UDRP: Lawyers should use the tools of the trade

Professionals of every trade should utilize the best tools to deliver services to clients. In the case of a law firm, using information databases such as LexisNexis is a given, as they are an indispensable tool that does require paid subscriptions. Not every law firm is willing to fork out money for such tools, apparently. […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. won the UDRP filed by VIOOH Limited—Here’s why

VIOOH Limited is a leading premium global digital out of home marketplace, combining data and technology, connecting buyers and sellers; formed in 2018, they operate from the domain name The domain name appears to be a typo of the company’s domain, swapping the 2nd and 3rd letters. VIOOH Limited filed a UDRP to […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP appears to ignore generic use of the term

Decathlon is a French manufacturer specializing in the conception and retailing of sporting and leisure goods. It generates more than 11 billion euro annually, with more than 105,000 employees worldwide. Its DECATHLON brand is a world-famous trademark. Decathlon is also an Olympic sport consisting of 10 events. The word is derived from the Greek “deka” […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

Valhallan LLC, the Complainant, filed a complaint against Casey Strattan, the Respondent, regarding the domain name The Complainant alleged that they had established common law trademark rights in the United States for the mark “VALHALLAN” and that the Respondent had no rights or legitimate interests in the domain name. The Complainant further claimed that […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Brand squatter uses the same sales pitch

When you squat on brands with a serial pattern you are a serial cybersquatter. The UDRP involving the domain name exposed a domain investor’s practice of registering .XYZ domains of existing brands and offering them for sale, with the same sales copy. The Chinese Respondent lists these infringing domains for sale strategically below the base […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Complainant failed to win auctioned domain at NameJet

The winner of the auction paid $3,650 dollars in June 2022. It was a domain originally registered in 1994 and operated in recent years by IBM, that allowed it to lapse and drop. Datacap Systems, Inc., placed a backorder to acquire it at the drop via Network Solutions. That attempt failed. The company then […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

WebSec Holdings, B.V., the Netherlands, fired up their legal salvo to acquire the domain name Registered in 2002, the domain’s creation date predates the Dutch cybersecurity’s formation date by 18 whole years. Prior to the UDRP, the Complainant offered $1,000 to acquire the domain; the Respondent’s acquisition of the domain in 2016 cost more, […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: Thursday Boot Company got the RDNH boot

Thursday Boot Company filed a UDRP to usurp the premium, aged, generic domain name The UDRP failed because the Complainant’s marks were registered after the Respondent’s acquisition of the domain (registration: 1996) for $40,000 dollars in 2011. Not only was the transfer denied, the Complainant was found guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name […]

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Texas Media Properties can’t get via the UDRP process

Texas Media Properties LLC failed to acquire the domain via the UDRP process, as the term is purely descriptive of “Texas media properties.” The WIPO panelist noted: Complainant has not carried its burden to prove bad faith registration. Complainant makes no explicit allegation or argument that Respondent registered the Disputed Domain Name in bad […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. safe after UDRP decision denies transfer

The domain name consists of a dictionary word. Cybernet Entertainment LLC filed a UDRP to usurp it, based on a trademark for KINK it registered in 2016. The domain was registered in 2017 and it’s offered for sale via Grit Brokerage for $19,000 dollars. The Complainant’s request for the domain’s transfer was denied, for […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: A 2009 domain vs. a 2018 trademark—Who won?

The mark BOARDS AND BEYOND was registered in 2018, citing 2014 as the year during which the mark was first used in interstate commerce. Meanwhile, the domain name was registered in 2009 and it displayed either PPC ads or a for sale landing page ever since. It’s interesting to note that in the ensuing […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP: French company lost attempt to twist the .Blog Registry’s arm

You are about to be educated: Can a registry or registrar be liable under the UDRP? Apparently, when acting solely in its capacity as a registry or registrar, and not also as a registrant, a registry or registrar is not subject to jurisdiction under the UDRP as a respondent. A registry or registrar would be […]

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