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January 21, 2018 02:41

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#Soothamide .com : Bizarre #UDRP decision regarding registered #trademark

Vitalitus LLC filed a UDRP against the domain Soothamide.com, which is being held by a Turkish registrant. The Complainant is using the term SOOTHAMIDE for cosmetic goods in the US, and filed for a trademark on September 3, 2016. The application was originally “intent to use” and the mark’s registration was completed on November 21, […]

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#VOYS .com : Dutch company engaged in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

A Dutch company, Voys B.V. and Voys United B.V. of Groningen, Netherlands, filed a UDRP against the domain Voys.com. Registered in 2000, Voys.com is a 4-letter .com that was acquired by the Respondent in 2008. Their domain portfolio consists of more than 1,000 such four letter domains. The Complainant cited the existence of two trademarks […]

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#Lifebeam .com : Aged #domain sold via #GoDaddy auctions, lost in #UDRP

Expired auctions at GoDaddy attract a lot of domain investors, due to the specific characteristics of these domain names. Lifebeam.com, a domain registered in 1999, was sold via the GoDaddy auctions for the sum of $2,001 dollars in August. The company that let it expire by accident, filed and won a UDRP. The new owners […]

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#MarathonBank .com : Zak Muscovitch defended #domain against #UDRP

IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, successfully defended the domain MarathonBank.com, arguing that the Complainant’s claimed mark is “merely descriptive.” The Complainant, Marathon Savings Bank of Wausau, Wisconsin, asserted common law rights in “Marathon Savings Bank” through its continuous use of the name in commerce since 1993. Lawrence K. Nodine, sole panelist at the WIPO, found that […]

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DLL.com #UDRP : Reverse #domain name hijacking finding at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the domain DLL.com has been decided upon, and the Complainant was found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. It’s interesting to note that the Respondent, at some point, asked for $100 million dollars in order to sell the domain DLL.com to the Complainant! Full details of this decesion follow: WIPO Arbitration and […]

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Mr.Green : Short gTLD #domain lost in UDRP at the #WIPO

In October, we covered the UDRP against the ultra short domain Mr.Green – the Complainant is Mr Green Ltd. of Silemma, Malta. The decision has been rendered, on behalf of the Complainant. Despite the Respondent’s arguments that the “Mr” part is the actual focus of any trademark claim and not the combined part, Andrew D. […]

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#Cryptocurrency and #ICO : Protecting intellectual property via the #UDRP process

The cryptocurrency market has become huge, with a capitalization of half a trillion dollars. Companies operating in the market, whether they offer a token or other blockchain-related product via an ICO, are becoming very attached to their brands. Domain names that infringe on existing trademarks or even common law marks, are being subjected to the […]

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#Equifax UDRP : More than 100 #domain names are denied transfer at the #WIPO

Equifax isn’t happy with the negative publicity it receives after the massive security breach, involving private information on millions of Americans. In recent months, following the registrations of Equifax domains, the company has been taking the registrants through the UDRP process, attempting to reclaim these domains. So far, Equifax – that trades using the EFX […]

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3 Men Movers #UDRP : We don’t need this harassment from you guys!

A UDRP for the domain 3MenMoversHouston.com contains some funny responses by the domain’s registrant. The case was filed by 3 Men Movers, a company based in Houston, Texas. During the UDRP process, the Respondent pondered over previous communication they had with the Complainant, seeking permission to use the domain name in the first place. The […]

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#SuperTurbo .com UDRP : No response, no loss of the #domain

SuperTurbo Technologies, Inc., filed a UDRP against the aged domain SuperTurbo.com. Its registrant, Mike Hare, offers sports photography services, and did not respond to the UDRP. Registered in 2000, SuperTurbo.com became the object of desire for the Complainant in this UDRP, as they possess a trademark, registered in 2013. The Complainant uses SuperTurbo.net, a domain […]

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