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April 26, 2019 00:29

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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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#Clearbank three strikes : Another #UDRP lost for the Complainant at the #WIPO

Three strikes for Clearbank; the British financial organization lost its 3rd UDRP case that it filed since last October. The bank operates from Clear.Bank and states that it spent more than 500,000 British pounds in 2018 to advertise its brand. First came the loss for Clearbank.com, a decision that delivered a victory for its registrant. […]

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#Losango .com : A #domain registered in 1999 gone via the #UDRP process

Imagine registering a domain in 1999, and 20 years later a company steps in to claim rights arising from a 1982 trademark. Right? In the case of Losango.com, a domain that’s 20 years old, Banco Losango S.A. – Banco Múltiplo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fired up its lawyers and got its booty via the […]

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#Domainer loss : Mike Mann lost #UDRP for LeaderInMe.com #domain

A company that claimed rights to the mark THE LEADER IN ME managed to snatch LeaderInMe.com. The UDRP was filed against DomainMarket.com, the domain portfolio outfit of popular serial entrepreneur, Mike Mann, who is asking for $39,888 dollars for the domain name. While LeaderInMe.com was registered in 2009, both Respondent and Complainant seemed to refer […]

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#Aussie rugby union tries to grab generic Wallabies #domain via a #UDRP

Crikey, mate! The Australian rugby union attempted to take over the generic domain, Wallabies.com.au, on behalf of its national rugby team. By filing a UDRP, the Complainant tried to grab this generic domain, as it controls the Australian men’s rugby union team, known as the “Wallabies.” What a load of kangaroo manure, said the Respondent […]

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#EmLife .com : Common law trademark used in grabbing a 1996 #domain registration

The domain name EmLife.com was registered in 1996, and twenty-three years later, it was lost via the UDRP process. The Complainant was EMindful Inc., a company that asserted common law rights to the EM LIFE mark; that’s a weak approach, as opposed to a registered trademark. What’s even more strange, is that these claimed rights […]

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#Datapath .net UDRP a clear example of #domain investor bullshit

The UDRP against the domain Datapath.net demonstrates how some domain investors attempt to bullshit their way through valid trademark claims. A British company, Datapath Limited, has rights in the DATAPATH mark for graphics cards, capture cards, and video wall controllers. Their trademark registration predates the commercial Internet, circa 1993. The company operates from Datapath.co.uk and […]

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#ClearBank .CO #UDRP decision follows in the footsteps of the matching .COM

A UDRP decision for the domain ClearBank.co followed in the footsteps of the one before it, for ClearBank.com. It seems that the Complainant, ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom, filed the two UDRP cases simultaneously – in October 2018. The first decision, for ClearBank.com, was made on January 15th and the ESQwire client won the […]

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#Airtron .com : Doctrine of #laches used on 1994 #domain hit with a #UDRP

Airtron.com was registered in 1994, and in 2018 it was hit with a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The 24 year old domain was defended by IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch. The sole panelist stated: “Respondent’s declaration says that Respondent registered the domain name because it comprised two common terms, namely, “air” and “tron” to […]

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#CloudInsure .com : #Domain was registered before the #trademark; UDRP included a chronology of events

UDRP cases that involve a claimed registered trademark usually emphasize the mark’s fame at the time the domain was registered. In cases where the domain’s registration predates that of the mark, it’s a good idea to outline the chronology of events. The decision for the UDRP case on CloudInsure.com incorporates such a chronology, whether it […]

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