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IBM1911.com #UDRP : There’s no tribute to IBM on this infringing #domain name

Registering a domain incorporating the world famous IBM trademark plus a date, seems to be a reference to a milestone event in the company’s history. Indeed, the company began in 1911, founded in Endicott, New York, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924. But the domain name IBM1911.com isn’t […]

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Nike.dev : #Domain UDRP delivers no victory to famous shoe manufacturer

Nike is a famous trademark, but it’s also the name of the Greek winged goddess Nike (Nee-kee) – the personification of victory. In fact, the famous shoe manufacturer Nike Innovate C.V. based its name on the aspiration that its brand delivers victorious results to its athlete consumers. The UDRP filed against the domain Nike.dev was […]

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Oh NOO.com! #UDRP Complainant found guilty of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

JHO Intellectual Property Holdings LLC and Elite IP Holdings LLC filed a UDRP against the three letter .com domain, NOO.com, and the end result is a resounding NO. Registered in 1998, the domain’s registration date predates any marks claimed by the Complainant by 15 years! Not only did the sole panelist at the WIPO deny […]

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BPost.com : “Be Part Of Some Thing” as claimed by Respondent in #UDRP

The registrant of BPost.com asserted that the BPOST acronym stands for “be part of some thing” in their UDRP response. The case against the domain was filed by bpost NV and bpost bank NV, Belgium that claimed rights to the BPOST mark going back to 2010. They registered Bpost.be in 2010 as well. The Respondent […]

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Function4.com #UDRP ends with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Function 4 LLC filed a UDRP against the aged domain, Function4.com. Registered in 2001, the domain is 20 years old whereas the Complainant in this case registered the mark FUNCTION4 in 2016. The company was formed in 2014. In the UDRP’s particulars, the sole panelist took note of the Complainant’s allegations: Complainant has made a […]

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OTP Bank failed to get OTPGroup.com via the #UDRP process

OTP Bank of Hungary alleges that the “OTP” part is exclusively theirs; the ensuing UDRP they filed against OTPGroup.com failed. Founded in Hungary in 1949, the Complainant is a commercial bank, operating primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. For use in connection with the Complainant’s banking services, the Complainant is the owner of a portfolio […]

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Celestino.com : Greco-Italian spat over #domain ends via the #UDRP process

Celestino is a Greek fashion outlet founded in 1974 and operating with a registered trademark since 2001. They operate from the domain Celestino.gr. Moving up from dot .GR meant that they had to acquire the matching .com domain, Celestino.com, currently in the hands of an Italian registrant. After all, Celestino is a boy’s name of […]

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Finwise.com : DropCatch sale ends up in #UDRP loss for Respondent

The buyer of the domain Finwise.com won the domain in a DropCatch auction, paying $4,190 dollars for it. Source: NameBio. Finwise BV, Belgium, filed a UDRP to get the domain, based on a series of trademarks they hold for FINWISE. According to the UDRP, on the day before it filed the Complaint, the Managing Director […]

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ChanceryTrack.com : #Domain dispute a byproduct of pending divorce

Chancery Track LLC contested the ownership of the matching domain chancerytrack.com via the UDRP process. In its filing, the Complainant shed light on the personal dispute of its officers due to a pending divorce: Complainant contends that it has operated its business for years providing foreclosure case review to law firms, attorneys and title companies […]

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RigMinder.com #UDRP : Former employee holds the #GoDaddy keys

When you trust employees with your company assets, such as domain names, ensure these are role accounts and not personal accounts. RigMinder Operating LLC filed a UDRP to recover its domain name, RigMinder.com, that was registered in 2007. At some point, the manager of the domain’s web site with Amazon AWS left the company, but […]

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#Bytedance grabs Tiktoks.com and other #domains via the #UDRP process

Bytedance Ltd. filed a UDRP from its Cayman Islands headquarters, targeting a group of “Tik tok” domains, including Tiktoks.com. The rest of the disputed domains are growtiktok.com, tiktokcharts.com, tiktokexposure.com, and tiktokplanet.com. The Complainant is the owner of the following trademark registrations for the sign “TIK TOK.” The disputed domain name tiktoks.com was created on April […]

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Electral.com: Indian company tried to get the #domain via the #UDRP process

An Indian company, FDC Limited, attempted to get the domain Electral.com that a company from Ecuador uses. Citing common trademarks in India registered back in 1968, the Complainant was cocksure about their victory; furthermore, the Respondent filed no response. It was up to the WIPO panelist to dig into the case and did not find […]

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