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Blitzgolf.com: UDRP ends with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

An Aussie Complainant operating from the domain BlitzGolf.net attempted to use the UDRP process to upgrade to BlitzGolf.com. The ensuing UDRP ended with a finding of Reverse Domain Hijacking, as the Respondent registered the domain in 2004 and has used it since to provide services under the brand. Said the sole WIPO panelist: The Policy […]

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What did they expect? Lego IP #domain gets hit with a UDRP

If you name your company “Lego IP” and use the domain LegoIP.com you’d better be LEGO, the toy manufacturer giant. What if you are not? Then surely the real LEGO will file a UDRP to get the domain, so be prepared to lose it. How are we so certain? LEGO Juris A/S has filed 909 […]

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Belgian company won’t go Dutch; files #UDRP against DAN listed #domain

Belgian company MindWave cv chose to file a UDRP against Mindwave.eu, a domain registered in 2012, instead of buying it for 999 Euro. The domain was listed for sale by its registrant on the Dutch domain platform, DAN.com. The decision favored the Respondent, and cost the Complainant at least $1,500 to file, not including administrative […]

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HealthFitness365.com: Having a mark does not automatically lead to #UDRP win

The mark HEALTHFITNESS was registered in 2009 by Health Fitness Corporation, that filed a UDRP against the domain HealthFitness365.com. The domain was registered in 2017, and while the mark itself is contained within the disputed domain, the Complainant failed to provide proof of use of their own mark. At least, that’s what the WIPO panelist […]

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WorldChessChampionship.com: Why the International Chess Federation lost the #UDRP

Chess is an ancient strategy game going back several millennia. Based in Switzerland, the International Chess Federation holds a trademark for FIDE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP. The French acronym “FIDE” stands for “Fédération Internationale des Echecs (International Chess Federation)”. The domain WorldChessChampionship.com is a domain consisting of the descriptive terms “world”, “chess,” and “championship.” It’s been […]

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Indian monolith Tata lost #UDRP over the #domain name Taatas.com

Tata, the Indian monolith auto manufacturer, lost big time when it filed a UDRP against the domain Taatas.com. Its registrant responded that “taatas” is not a plural form of “Tata” and it’s not even pronounced the same; he argued that “taata” means “guarantee” in Finnish and “father” in East Africa and rural Sri Lanka, thus […]

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Mindmeister vs. Mindmaster: Who won the #UDRP?

A German company with a mark for MINDMEISTER filed a UDRP against the operators of the domain Mindmaster.io. Based in China, the Respondent stated they have been in business since 2004, providing mind-mapping software. It’s not clear which domain they used at the time, before .io became available and popular with tech companies. The domain […]

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SuperdryClothing.com : Seemingly generic #domain is a trademark violation

Domain investors registering domains with seemingly generic terms might end up losing them. In the case of SuperDryClothing.com, the domain contains the SUPERDRY mark, registered in the UK for a clothing brand. While we’ve never heard of it, the brand is popular in both the UK and China – the registrant’s locale. DKH Retail Limited, […]

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BrandedBandaids.com: Artistic parody defense won #UDRP against the #domain

BrandedBandaids.com is a domain created by artist and media entrepreneur, Danielle Baskin; she operates cool projects such as Maskalike.com and Dialup.com. The resolving web site appears to urge companies to brand vaccination stickers placed on the arms of those receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, as a promotional opportunity. It’s all parody, but Johnson & Johnson took […]

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FacebookCoin.com: Social media titan won’t pay $2,000 for this #domain name

Facebook declined an offer to pay up $2,000 dollars for FacebookCoin.com. So is there a “Facebook coin” in the works? Most likely not, but the domain name contains the world famous Facebook mark, which led to the social media titan filing a UDRP against it. The decision was swift: transfer the domain FacebookCoin.com to the […]

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HugeDomains wins #UDRP for the domain Corming.com

HugeDomains, holders of the largest private domain portfolio in the world, won the UDRP filed against its domain Corming.com. Why would a domain like Corming.com hit with a UDRP in the first place, you might ask. The Complainant is Corning Incorporated, one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a 169-year track record […]

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ARM fails to grab Arm.World #domain from #Chinese registrant

Arm Limited, a semiconductor designer company, attempted to get the domain Arm.World from its Chinese registrant by filing a UDRP. This time, unlike the cases filed against the domains Arm.co and Arm.click, the decision was in favor of the Respondent, who listed the domain for sale. The asking price: 16 million British pounds. Arm.World is […]

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