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#Consep .com : A 2008 #domain name lost to a 2012 Aussie trademark

When you get no legal representation in a UDRP, chances are you’d lose the domain. In the case of Consep.com, a domain registered in 2008, the Complainant’s trademark registration is four years younger. And yet, Mr. Grant Steward Director of Consep Pty Ltd Australia, won the case at the WIPO, with the sole panelist, Andrew […]

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#Istanbul .AERO : Turkish services provider lost #domain via the UDRP process

A recent UDRP decision on the domain Istanbul.aero involved the Turkish operator of the new Istanbul airport, and a Turkish airport services provider. The geographical term “Istanbul” as related to airport services has led to UDRP decisions before; in a major case, IstanbulAirport.com was at stake. This time around, İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi of […]

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#LoveAndGreen .com : Generic #domain lost via the #UDRP process

If you register generic-sounding domain names, such as LoveAndGreen.com, there’s still a chance that they infringe on existing marks. Love & Green of Lyon, France, filed a UDRP against the domain’s registrant, citing an existing range of marks for LOVE & GREEN. It’s obvious that the ampersand symbol cannot be used in domain name registrations, […]

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#FIFA 2022 : No, 5890 euro is not “basic cost” for an infringing #domain name

If you register a domain infringing on a famous mark, you’re a cybersquatter. Such cases give a bad name to the majority of domain investors who play by the rules, and when the domain involves the FIFA trademark then you have a UDRP coming your way. The registrant of FIFA2022.com was served with a UDRP […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking in #AdmireYourSmile .com #UDRP

A dental studio attempted to get the domain AdmireYourSmile.com by making blind offers through DomainAgents; when all attempts failed, they filed a UDRP. Admire Your Smile, P.C. of Jefferson City, Missouri, went after the domain believing that their mark, ADMIRE YOUR SMILE, instantly grants them this 2007 domain registration. According to the UDRP: The Complainant […]

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#ABSA insurance : South African company fails to get #domain from Argentinian registrant via #UDRP

Two companies using the initials “ABSA” in their respective names, hold trademarks – albeit, in different countries. Who gets the domain? The question was raised when ABSA Group Limited of Gauteng, Republic of South Africa, fired up its lawyers to gain control of the domain name absainsurance.com. The Respondent in this UDRP is Alejandro Angel […]

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#Pitchtime : Former CEO lost control of #domain brands after company files #UDRP

The former CEO of Pitchtime lost control of a group of domain names, including Pitchtime.com, after the company filed a UDRP. The company owns the PITCHTIME trademark. Included in this UDRP case are the domains pitchtime.co, pitchtime.com, pitchtime.info, pitchtime.me, pitchtime.net, pitchtime.org, pitchtimes.com, pitchtimes.net, pitchtimes.org, and pitchtime.xyz. According to the UDRP, these domains were registered by […]

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#Incanto .com : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in #UDRP at the WIPO

The owner of the domain Incanto.com defended themselves at the WIPO, and won the UDRP, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 2003, the domain is a dictionary word. The Complainant, Brooksburnett Investments Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, used a Russian law firm to file the UDRP. According to the UDRP, the domain’s […]

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#RiskMethods .com : Lack of a #WHOIS update leads to a messy #UDRP

The domain RiskMethods.com was sold for 25,000 euro in 2017; allegedly, the new owner, Lever10 Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, failed to update the WHOIS information. Its former owner, Level2 LLC, was named as a Respondent in an ensuing UDRP. A German company with a registered trademark for RISKMETHODS stepped in, and filed a UDRP […]

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#Guzzini .com : Korean #domain registrant wanted $100,000 but got #UDRP’ed

The Korean registrant of the domain Guzzini.com sought to get $100,000 dollars from the Italian trademark holder. Instead, they got hit with a UDRP once negotiations failed. Enrico Guzzini formed the company in 1912, and the brand is famous in Italy, and internationally for its tableware and houseware products. The Korean registrant secured the domain […]

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Miss #India .com : A 1999 #domain was lost via the #UDRP process

Can’t expect a generic phrase such as “Miss India” to be unprotected these days, as the owner of the domain MissIndia.com found out. Registered in 1999, MissIndia.com displays a basic web page about the winner of the 2017 Miss World pageant, Manushi Chhillar – who represented her country as Miss India. The problem is, that […]

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Aussie #UDRP Respondent tells #WIPO panelist to “fuck off”

If your UDRP is a lost case, you might as well go down in flames. The Respondent to the UDRP for the domain TetraTrex.com wasn’t pleased when he received the emails regarding his domain. The Complainant is Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A. of Pully, Switzerland, and the Respondent is an Australian bloke. After receiving […]

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