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June 21, 2018 10:22

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Cassandra .com #UDRP failed with a finding of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP against the aged, generic domain Cassandra.com has failed, and the panel’s decision delivered a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainant is Deep Focus Inc. of New York, with a registered mark for THE CASSANDRA REPORT. IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, handled the case on behalf of the Respondent. In the UDRP, he […]

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Clits versus clips : Ridiculous #UDRP claim for adult #domain

How can one confuse “clits” with “clips” is beyond our understanding; the domain Clits4Free.com was registered in 2002. Wiluna Holdings LLC owns the trademark CLIPS4SALE and despite the non similarity of it to the domain in question, they filed a UDRP. According to the UDRP, that’s apples and oranges: “Respondent registered the disputed domain name […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking : #Proeza .com Respondent wins #UDRP

The UDRP against the aged domain Proeza.com ended with a double victory for the Respondent, who registered the domain 15 years ago. A three member panel at the WIPO slapped the Complainant, Proeza, S.A. de C.V. of Monterrey, Mexico, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The self-represented Respondent engaged in prior negotiations with […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision in #ManorPark .com #UDRP

The aged geodomain ManorPark.com was hit with a UDRP, after Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC decided to wrestle the domain away from its owners. Basing their case on a 2018 trademark application, the Complainant ignored the fact that the domain was registered in 2000, and it’s being actively used by UK-based Manor Park Investment Funds. […]

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#Globalvision .com : Reverse #domain name hijacking decision in #UDRP

The aged domain Globalvision.com was hit with a UDRP; the complaint was brought by GVE Global Vision Inc., asserting it has rights to the GLOBAL VISION mark since 2017. The Respondent stated that the domain is made up of generic, dictionary words. Registered in 1995, the domain is listed for sale at the Uniregistry Market. […]

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#Senec .com : #Domain was valued at $10 dollars, said #UDRP Complainant

A German company used a third party service that evaluated the domain Senec.com at just $10 dollars. When the domain’s registrant turned down a 1000 EUR offer, the company took the case to the WIPO by filing a UDRP, claiming that the asking amount was thus “in excess” of its value. This ridiculous approach didn’t […]

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#Kipling : Prestigious #trademark owner fails to get #domain in #UDRP

The owners of the KIPLING mark, a prestigious maker of apparel, hold Mexican trademarks since 1995. Kipling Apparel Corp of Wilmington, Delaware, filed a UDRP against the registrant of Kipling.net, asserting it infringing on their mark. The Respondent’s response was that they were not aware of such a regional trademark, and that any PPC ads […]

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Poles Inc : Generic #domain trumps trademark claims in #UDRP

The domain PolesInc.com was challenged in a UDRP by the owners of Poles.com. The latter, is a fully formed corporation, using the domain since 1997. On the other hand, the owner of PolesInc.com uses it to redirect traffic to its own pole restoration business, RAM Utilities LLC. The two parties communicated almost a decade ago, […]

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DVT .com #UDRP failed to snatch premium, aged #domain name

The UDRP against the aged, premium three letter domain DVT.com has failed. The Complainant, Dynamic Visual Technologies (Pty) Ltd of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent this case to the WIPO, after the domain’s owner sought $100,000 dollars for it. DVT.com was acquired by the Respondent in 2017, but the domain was registered in 1995, well before […]

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#SmartSearch .com : UDRP results in a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision

The domain name SmartSearch.com was registered in 1998; twenty years later, a UDRP was filed. According to the Respondent, the Complainant attempted to acquire the domain, and when that failed, they apparently resorted to “Plan B” – filing a UDRP. It’s noteworthy that the Respondent acquired the domain in the aftermarket 13 years ago. Since […]

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