GPI.com UDRP was denied with no finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

The aged domain GPI.com was used for decades as an acronym representing General Parts, Inc. A lapse in displaying an obvious landing page, however, led the Great Plains Ventures, Inc. to file a UDRP complaint. The Respondent proved that they used the domain along with a registered trademark for many years, utilizing the subdomain openwebs.gpi.com for […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Ziip.com: UDRP fails due to domain’s seniority over mark

The registrant of Ziip.com held the domain continuously since its registration in 2000. Almost a quarter of a century later, Ziip Inc filed a UDRP to get the domain on the basis of a trademark that was registered in 2015. The WIPO panelist noted that the domain was not registered and used in bad faith, […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

InjuredAtPublix.com: UDRP ends with loss for injury attorney

An attorney specializing in defending injured clients registered the domain InjuredAtPublix.com. This didn’t sit well with Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, an employee-owned supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. The company has been using the Publix.com domain since 1995. The domain is pointed to the personal profile page of the attorney and […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

PrimaCarne.net: Spanish company fails to grab UDRP Respondent’s prime meat

A Spanish company, Primacarne, SL filed a UDRP to get the domain PrimaCarne.net from its registrant, located in New Zealand and operating a business in the Philippines. The Complainant uses the .com for its pork-producing business in Spain. Prima carne means “prime meat” in Spanish and its generic nature, along with the Respondent’s legitimacy as […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

BBHotel.com: A domain registered in 1998 was challenged via the UDRP process

The ultra-aged domain name, BBHotel.com, was challenged via the UDRP process, after B&B Hotels, France, attempted to get the domain at the WIPO. The domain was registered in 1998 and it’s operated by a hotel group in the United Arab Emirates. The sole panelist noted that the Respondent’s statements and use of the domain were […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Courir.io: Elite runner lashes out about “rich f@ckers” in colorful UDRP response

An elite runner from Belgium was served with a UDRP filed by Groupe Courir of France; the domain Courir.io that he registered as a blog was “accidentally” parked for sale on Afternic and Sedo. The Respondent used colorful language in his short response to the WIPO panel, to defend his registration of the domain that […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

GovWell.com: UDRP against domain involved the GOVWELL trademark

TL Software Inc., operating from the domain GovWellTech.com, filed a UDRP to get the domain GovWell.com. They noted that their GOVWELL mark is good enough against the Respondent’s mark GOV WELL (added space) despite pending registration with the USPTO still. Not so fast, said the Forum Panelist: However, as stated above and according to the […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Malo.com: Italian Complainant fails “bad” UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

MALO S.p.A. is an Italian company that believed it’d be cool to challenge the ownership of the domain Malo.com; its registrant’s last name being Malo. With malo meaning “bad” in Spanish, it’s no wonder the case delivered a refusal of the domain’s transfer. The WIPO panelist was clear: The Panel believes that the Complainant should […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Before Christ: UDRP against the domain Christus.org—Jesus won

Christus is Latin for Christ. The Respondent in the UDRP against the domain Christus.org did not respond, but Jesus was looking down from above. As the domain was registered in 1997, the registration preceded any trademark rights claimed to the CHRISTUS mark which the Complainant, Christus Health, registered in 2000. Final decision: Deny transfer of […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Rinstar.com: Aged domain was hit with UDRP—Respondent won and here’s why

The domain name Rinstar.com was registered in 2005, a full 19 years ago. Freedom Group Inc. filed a UDRP on the basis of its USPTO registration of  the RINSTAR mark, which took place in 2008, with a date of first use in 2007. Unfortunately for the Complainant, the Respondent has held the domain continuously since […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Ecosavers.com UDRP: Dutch company failed to match trademark with #domain

A Dutch company operating with the ECOSAVERS mark since 2008, filed a UDRP to usurp the domain Ecosavers.com from its registrant. The domain was registered in 2003. The Respondent is a Cayman-based company that acquired the expired domain in a GoDaddy auction in 2019, spending just $323 dollars. In their response, they claimed that the […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Watson.ai UDRP: Respondent claims he had this domain in 1997

A strange case of apparent time travel took place in the UDRP filing against the domain Watson.ai. International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”) is the Complainant, using the WATSON mark since 2010 when it introduced a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. The Respondent alleged that they registered Watson.ai in […]

Copyright © 2024 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.

Next Page »