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#Domain for a King: Raja.com #UDRP thrown out

Raja is the Hindi word for “king” and the domain Raja.com represents that. Registered in 1995, Raja.com appears to have been parked on a PPC services lander at Sedo. There is no indication that the domain has been developed – in the traditional sense – since at least 2007. A UDRP filed at the WIPO […]

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Crafty respondent gets to keep the #domain name Craftsmans.com despite #UDRP

A crafty response by the registrant of Craftsmans.com, a 2001 registration, led to their victory at the WIPO. The Complainant, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., filed the UDRP citing its famous CRAFTSMAN brand and mark. The self-represented Respondent, whose wife apparently contacted the Complainant with a $38,000 dollar quote, provided a Wayback Machine page to […]

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#Turkish company loses #UDRP for Pepee.com

A Turkish company filed a UDRP against the domain Pepee.com. The domain was registered several years before the Complainant’s trademark registration. Pepee is a diminutive name for Jose, Joseph, or Giuseppe. The Complainant is Düş Yeri Bilişim Teknoloji ve Animasyon Anonim Şirketi, Turkey, and the Respondent was represented by IP attorney John Berryhill. A three […]

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#Trivago lost #UDRP case against the #domain name Traveltrow.com

Travel booking giant, Trivago, became popular a few years ago due to the scruffy actor featured in its commercials. In a recent UDRP case filed against the owner of Traveltrow.com, Trivago claimed that the two domains sound alike! Despite the Respondent’s acknowledgement of copyright issues, and an asking price of $5,000 for the domain, the […]

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Casinoseminole.com : #Domain UDRP gets denied – for the 2nd time!

A group of 3 domains, including casinoseminole.com, was served with the second UDRP notice in 7 years. The Complainant is Seminole Tribe of Florida, that filed the UDRP at the WIPO against the owner of the domains, casinoseminole.com, seminolecasino.com, and seminolegaming.com. Gambling casinos are big business, and the domains’ first UDRP was met with a […]

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#LiteBit .com #UDRP : Time machine needed to establish “bad faith” registration

The registrant of LiteBit.com, a domain name registered in 2000, could not have imagined the domain’s future use as a brand 18 years later. And yet, 2525 Ventures B.V., of Netherlands, expected just that when they filed a UDRP at the WIPO to get the domain. The Complainant in this case operates LITEBIT as a […]

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#UDRP turned 20 years old with a big #WIPO gala that attracted law firms

The UDRP process turned 20 years old this month, as two decades passed since the first domain case in October 1999. The WIPO celebrated the twentieth anniversary on October 21, with a conference and gala that attracted lawyers, IP attorneys, and law firms, along with brand owners and trademark practitioners. Over 45,000 UDRP cases have […]

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#NovAtel filed #UDRP against Novatela.com – who won?

NovAtel, a Canadian company founded in 1978, filed a UDRP against the domain Novatela.com, which was registered in 2007. NovAtel is a leading provider of high precision GPS & GNSS positioning technology such as GPS antennas and GPS receivers, according to their web site at Novatel.com. The Respondent in this case asserted that “nova tela” […]

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#Nationwide : Domain #UDRP names Epik registrar as the Respondent in odd case

Epik, the domain registrar, is being named as the Respondent in a UDRP decision involving the domain name Nationwidexcessandsurplus.com at the WIPO. The case is rather odd, as it describes some alarming behavior by the Respondent’s CEO, potentially unbecoming of a domain registrar operator. In particular, Epik acknowledged that it was a “clerical error” that […]

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#HealthLabs .com owner tried to get #HealthLab .com via the #UDRP process

The company that operates HealthLabs.com tried to snatch HealthLab.com as well, by filing a UDRP at the WIPO. As the Complainant, FPK Services LLC operates its brand since 2015. The domain in question, HealthLab.com, was registered in 2002. The Complainant asserts that the domain’s registrant acquired it in 2017, and that its existence and use […]

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#Glovo .com UDRP ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking outcome

The domain Glovo.com was registered in 2001, and 14 years later a company acquired a trademark for GLOVO. The ensuing UDRP was decided at the WIPO, with the Respondent representing themselves. They stated that there was no way for them to be aware of a future trademark registration. That alone was sufficient for the sole […]

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#Beaumont .com : A 1995 #domain valued at $2,000,000 dollars was sent to the #WIPO

Beaumont.com is a geo-domain registered in 1995. Its registrant has been using it consistently selling religious medals. A Dutch company, Stone Fashion Group B.V., filed a UDRP at the WIPO and attempted to get the domain based on its history, which they claim that it stretches back 45 years. The WIPO panelist found that the […]

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