#Reindl .com : Stanley Pace wins #UDRP against Austrian casserole #domain

Domain investor, Stanley Pace, won another UDRP – this time against the domain Reindl.com. The domain was offered for sale with a $79,000 dollar price tag. Registered in 2016, the domain’s keyword, “reindl,” means casserole in German. An Austrian company that creates protective clothing, asserted that they have a trademark since 1999. Reindl Gesellschaft m.b.H. […]

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#Rosetta Stone : Common language terms led to dissenting decision in .APP #UDRP

The Rosetta Stone is a granite stele found in 1799, inscribed in hieroglyphic script, Demotic and ancient Greek. It proved to be the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, opening a window to Egypt’s civilization, history and heritage. Rosetta Stone is also a brand and a trademark, for a company specializing in language translation software. That […]

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#Clearbank three strikes : Another #UDRP lost for the Complainant at the #WIPO

Three strikes for Clearbank; the British financial organization lost its 3rd UDRP case that it filed since last October. The bank operates from Clear.Bank and states that it spent more than 500,000 British pounds in 2018 to advertise its brand. First came the loss for Clearbank.com, a decision that delivered a victory for its registrant. […]

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#Losango .com : A #domain registered in 1999 gone via the #UDRP process

Imagine registering a domain in 1999, and 20 years later a company steps in to claim rights arising from a 1982 trademark. Right? In the case of Losango.com, a domain that’s 20 years old, Banco Losango S.A. – Banco MĂșltiplo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fired up its lawyers and got its booty via the […]

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#Aussie rugby union tries to grab generic Wallabies #domain via a #UDRP

Crikey, mate! The Australian rugby union attempted to take over the generic domain, Wallabies.com.au, on behalf of its national rugby team. By filing a UDRP, the Complainant tried to grab this generic domain, as it controls the Australian men’s rugby union team, known as the “Wallabies.” What a load of kangaroo manure, said the Respondent […]

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#Datapath .net UDRP a clear example of #domain investor bullshit

The UDRP against the domain Datapath.net demonstrates how some domain investors attempt to bullshit their way through valid trademark claims. A British company, Datapath Limited, has rights in the DATAPATH mark for graphics cards, capture cards, and video wall controllers. Their trademark registration predates the commercial Internet, circa 1993. The company operates from Datapath.co.uk and […]

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#Dialoga .com : Reverse Domain Name Hijacking decision in #UDRP

The domain Dialoga.com was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO, by Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. of Bilbao, Spain. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, of Muscovitch Law. Originally registered in 1998, the domain expired and dropped in 2017; the Complainant failed to utilize a backorder service to get the domain, […]

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Mountain #Motorsports .com : Common law #trademark not sufficient per #UDRP outcome

The UDRP decision in a case for the domain MountainMotorsports.com shows how difficult it is to stage a complaint based on a common law trademark. A three member panel at the WIPO ordered the domain to remain with the Respondent. The Respondent’s attorney was ESQwire, a premium sponsor of our blog. According to the Complainant, […]

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#ClearBank .CO #UDRP decision follows in the footsteps of the matching .COM

A UDRP decision for the domain ClearBank.co followed in the footsteps of the one before it, for ClearBank.com. It seems that the Complainant, ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom, filed the two UDRP cases simultaneously – in October 2018. The first decision, for ClearBank.com, was made on January 15th and the ESQwire client won the […]

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#Tenica .com : A 17 year old #domain challenged by a trademark holder

The domain name Tenica.com was registered in 2002, making it 17 years old today. Its registrant was presented with a UDRP case at the WIPO, as Tenica and Associates LLC of Chantilly, Virginia, asserted rights to the TENICA mark. The company operates from Tenica.biz, a domain registered in 2009. The Respondent in this UDRP, asserted […]

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#GreenRoads .com : #UDRP denied with dissenting opinion on #RDNH

The UDRP case filed against the domain GreenRoads.com was decided upon by 3 panelists at the WIPO. The 2005 domain registration was challenged by Green Roads of Florida LLC that asserted rights to a 2017 mark for GREEN ROADS. The Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. The WIPO panelists found no proof that […]

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#Mycarflex .com : Two companies, two countries, one #domain, one #UDRP

What happens when two companies, from two different countries, decide to use the same brand and domain name? In the case of MyCarflex.com, the domain’s registration in 2017 by French company Carflex, was done years after a Mexican company registered the same mark in 1999. Regardless, that didn’t stop either company from promoting their own […]

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