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Trueworths.com #UDRP got denied despite Complainant’s gallant effort

The UDRP that was filed against the domain name Trueworths.com referred to domainers as “high-volume registrants” – and asserted that they have special duties to avoid trademark infringement. The Complainant is Truworths Ltd, South Africa, and has 767 TRUWORTHS branded stores in South Africa, and 39 stores elsewhere in Africa, including in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, […]

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Nestle.AI : Registrant wanted $50k but #UDRP gave the #domain away

The Chinese registrant of Nestle.AI claimed that the domain would be about an AI home robot product. At the same time, they offered to sell it to Nestle – officially Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Switzerland – for the sum of $50,000 dollars. The ensuing UDRP ended up at the WIPO and the sole panelist […]

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AccessSpa.com : #UDRP ends up in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Filing a UDRP against the domain AccessSpa.com did not end well for the registrant of the ACCESS SPA trademark. The mark was registered in January 2020, while the domain exists since 2009. Just because the registrant wants to sell it, doesn’t mean the Complainant can get it. In fact, the Respondent managed to provide enough […]

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Soccer10.com : Domain investor scores big with #UDRP transfer refusal

The registrant of the domain Soccer10.com has scored a big victory, defeating a South African betting company that filed a UDRP. The Complainant is Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Limited, South Africa, and they have a trademark for SOCCER 10. In the Complaint, the Respondent did not file an official response, but did respond, stating the […]

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Twelve billion dollar corp loses #UDRP it brought against the #domain name Yarafert.com

Yara International ASA, Norway, manufactures and supplies fertilizer. With 16,000 employees and operations in more than 60 countries, it reported revenues of approximately $12.9 billion in 2019. Operating from Yara.com, the company filed a UDRP against the registrant of YaraFert.com, a Jordanian fertilizer company. The Respondent, who did not involve an attorney, denied the charges. […]

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EiPSON.com lost in a #UDRP due to obvious infringement of the #EPSON brand

A Chinese OEM parts manufacturer operating from the domain EiPSON.com since 2016, had no intention to pass off as “EPSON” according to his statement. Hilariously attempting to cover up the similarities in the logo, along with the fact that the parts being sold are for EPSON products, led to the domain’s loss via the UDRP […]

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Tokyo2021.org registrant fails to convince #WIPO board about golfing in #Tokyo 2021

The 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan was postponed until 2021, and the TOKYO 2020 trademark is still being used to decide whether domains infringe on this Olympic mark. The registrant of the domain Tokyo2021.org asserts it was put together for a …golfing tournament he planned in Tokyo. We warned about such silly registrations involving TOKYO […]

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QuackIt.com : Hijacked #domain returned to owner via the #UDRP process

QuackIt.com was hijacked and the registrant used the UDRP process to get it back. According to the case reported by the WIPO, the perpetrator targeted a domain with plenty of clout among the coding community, registered in 2000. From the UDRP: The Respondent’s email address as provided/verified by the Registrar has been linked to multiple […]

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HeatNBond.com : #UDRP succeeds in usurping 15 year old #domain name

The domain HeatNBond.com was registered in 2005, and after 15 years it has been “lost” via the UDRP process. The Complainant in this case, registered the trademark for HEATNBOND in 1992 and challenged the domain’s ownership at the WIPO. In presenting their case, the Complainant asserts that the real registrant is Lisa Katz, who has […]

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Metra.com : Aged #domain lost at the #WIPO due to no response

The aged domain Metra.com was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Registered in 2003, the domain was challenged by Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority. According to the UDRP: Complainant is a governmental agency of the State of Illinois that operates rail lines, stations, parking lots, platforms, bridges, tracks, crossings, […]

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Colas.org : #UDRP about “tails” chased 18 year old #domain name

Colas means “tails” in Spanish, and that’s also slang for piece of “ass.” It just so happens to be the name of a French company, Colas Group. To them, COLAS is a trademark and a portmanteau of “cold” and “asphalt.” The company formed in 1924, and in 2020 they filed a UDRP, citing that they […]

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Domain crime : Waitsila.com was used in cybercrime, says Wärtsilä Technology

Wärtsilä Technology Oy is a Finnish company, operating from the domain name Wartsila.com. Cybercriminals registered the domain Waitsila.com and impersonated the Finnish company’s officer, seeking the transfer of money from one of its clients. This type of cybercrime is gaining traction recently, as in the case of Barbara Corcoran. Wärtsilä Technology Oy filed a UDRP, […]

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