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Opus.es : Seemingly generic #domain lost in #UDRP due to serving wine PPC ads

Opus is the Latin word for work of art, but in the world of trademarks and brands it all depends on use. The registrant of the domain Opus.es found out via the UDRP process that displaying PPC ads about wine constitutes trademark infringement. Opus One Winery LLC filed the UDRP at the WIPO, to protect […]

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Croner.com : A 24 year old domain was just lost via the #UDRP process

Croner.com, a domain registered in 1996, was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Registered 24 years ago, the domain was challenged by The Croner Company, that claimed continuous use of this brand for at least the past 40 years. Apparently, the company’s founder was named Mel Croner. But the brand is very […]

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Blockcard.com #UDRP resulted in a finding of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The registrant of Blockcard.com, a domain registered in 2010, was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. The sole panelist concluded that the domain was not registered or used in bad faith. The Complainant’s mark, BLOCK CARD, was registered in 2019. According to the particulars: “The Respondent say that the Complaint has sought to mislead […]

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GamingBible.com : #UDRP cites Respondent’s 67,000 #domains as part of the argument

The registrant of GamingBible.com lost this 2013 registration via the UDRP process; the Complainaint, Ladbible Group Limited, United Kingdom, asserted rights to a 2015 European trademark for “The Gaming Bible.” In their filing, the Complainant was keen to point out that the Respondent is a domain investor, owning more than 67,000 domain names. Interesting angle, […]

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CobraJetAviation.com : The #UDRP process wasn’t designed for legal disputes

US based Cobrajet, Inc., instructed one of its employees to register the domain CobraJetAviation.com, with subsequent compensation of his expenses. According to the ensuing UDRP, the now former employee refused to provide access to the accounts managing the domain and the web site. The Respondent is Cobra Jet, Cobrajetaviation, with an address in Cairo, Egypt, […]

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Igroutka.net : #UDRP over Russian stolen #domain fails to restore it

Aleksandr Danilchuk filed a UDRP to restore the status of his domain, igroutka.net, after it was allegedly stolen. Igroutka means “game duck” in Russian, and it’s a popular repository of free online games. According to the UDRP, between 2016 and 2019 Igroutka.net attracted more than 19,900,000 visitors, including more than 12,100,000 visitors in 2019. The […]

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WithU.com : Chinese registrant failed to respond to #domain UDRP – what happened?

The Chinese registrant of the domain WithU.com failed to respond to the UDRP filed against the domain. Registered in 1998, WithU.com became the target of WithU Holdings Limited, United Kingdom – the Complainant in this case. They asserted rights to a composite design and word mark that incorporates WITHU. The sole panelist at the WIPO […]

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You say EIYO I say AYO : #Ayolabs wins #UDRP for a dot .EU #domain name

Two “lab” companies clashed in Europe under the .EU ccTLD, citing phonetic similarities of the domain Ayolabs.eu to the EIYOLAB mark. Eiyolab, France, represented by Coblence & Associés, France, went ahead with a UDRP against the Spanish team operating Ayolabs. The latter, is an acronym of its founders first names: A – Adrien, Y – […]

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TikTok.fail : After losing UDRP #TikTok video repository moves to shorter #domain

The TikTok brand is a popular but wacky social media platform. It just so happens that TIKTOK is a registered trademark and Bytedance is very protective of its brand. But this is not about president Donald Trump’s animosity towards the Chinese-owned platform, it’s about the UDRP against the domain TikTok.fail – a searchable offsite repository […]

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#Instagram shoes or Instagram’s hoes? #UDRP on domain clarifies that!

The domain instagramshoes.com incorporates the famous INSTAGRAM mark, but since domains are case-agnostic, the question arises: Is it InstagramShoes.com or InstagramsHoes.com? It’s the latter, said the Respondent in the ensuing UDRP, adding that they want 5 million British pounds for it: The Respondent submitted a short Response which reads as follows: “Hi, my domain name […]

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KutusKutus.com : Lucky number 88 in Indonesia gets #UDRP thrown out

Kutus kutus is the number 88 in Indonesian, and the matching domain name KutusKutus.com was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. The Respondent pointed out the generic nature of the domain’s meaning, along with the fact that it was registered in 2013 – long before the Complainant’s trademark: […] the Complainant should not have […]

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#IBM .onl : Registrant wanted $18 million dollars for infringing #domain name

From the blatant cybersquatting department: The registrant of IBM.onl sought $18,960,000 dollars for it. Listing an infringing domain for sale on Sedo didn’t sit well with IBM, a multi-billion dollar corporation with a world-famous mark. The ensuing UDRP resulted in transferring the domain to the Complainant: The Panel finds that the above-mentioned circumstances indicate that […]

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