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December 17, 2018 15:15

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#ZOYO .com : Family name involved in UDRP for a #domain registered in 2002

A guy named Zoyo registered the domain Zoyo.com in 2002; sixteen years later, a British company filed a UDRP to enforce its rights for the ZOYO mark. A strange UDRP case, as the domain’s owner did not respond. The WIPO panelist, Desmond J. Ryan AM, pointed out that the Respondent’s family name is “Zoyo.” The […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking in #Digiti .com UDRP at the #WIPO

Digiti.com, a domain registered in 2002, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, DIGITI limited liability company of Zandhoven, Belgium, provided no information about its business other than the fact that it owns European Union trade mark number 017630955 for the word “DIGITI” registered on May 9, 2018 and it says […]

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#VGuard .com #UDRP : $320 million dollar company goes cheap over #domain name!

A company that generated $320 million dollars in 2017 tried to wrestle away VGuard.com, a domain registered in 2004. V-Guard Industries Limited of Vennala, India, asserted that its mark is famous as the company was formed in 1977. Operating from vguard.in, they filed a complaint via the UDRP process, attempting to force the Korean owner […]

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#IDEO .net : #Domain #UDRP a prime example of inconsistency in panelists’ decisions!

The UDRP decision for the case involving the domain ideo.net is a clear demonstration of inconsistency among the panelists. In many cases, a domain name’s registration date can predate a trademark, and yet, the domain is ordered to be transferred to the Complainant. Most of the time, however, a domain that was registered by the […]

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#Blackhawks .com down : UDRP by #NHL team takes 1995 #domain away from its registrant!

Blackhawks.com is a generic domain registered in 1995, and 23 years later it’s lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant in this case is none other than the Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, aka “Blackhawks.” Here’s what the Complainant says: Founded in 1926, Complainant is a professional ice hockey […]

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Venus & flowers : NYC florist loses #UDRP it filed against generic domain #EternalFleur .com

Venus et Fleur is a NYC based florist, operating from the domain VenusEtFleur.com which was registered in 2015. The company alleged that another florist, Eternal Fleur, operating from EternalFleur.com, imitated their brand, offering competitive services. They sent out a complaint in August, seeking the surrendering of the domain name. There is only one way to […]

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#Euronext N.V. loses #UDRP against three letter domain #AEX .com

Registered in 1998, the three letter domain AEX.com was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant in this case, Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, asserted rights to the AEX mark due to a Benelux mark: “The Complainant is a company incorporated in the Netherlands and the operator of stock markets in Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon […]

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Pharma #domains : Registered in 2000, #Idenix .com goes back to previous owner via the #UDRP process

A company that owned the domain Idenix.com between 2000 and 2017 and allowed it to lapse, regained it via the UDRP process. Forget about the domain expiration cycle! The mere fact that someone at Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC of Cambridge, Massachusetts, dropped the ball with renewing domains, didn’t matter in the end. This should serve as […]

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#BiggerHammer .com : A 2014 #trademark ruled over a 2003 #domain name!

The domain BiggerHammer.com was registered in 2003, and in 2018 a company used a trademark registered in 2014 to take it from its registrant. Complainant is B.H.P.S. Corp. dba “Bigger Hammer” that asserted trademark rights in BIGGER HAMMER and alleged that the disputed domain name is identical to its trademark. The domain name was parked and […]

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#Excelway .com registrant wins #UDRP with a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of ExcelWay.com secured the domain in 2003; fifteen years later, a Spanish corporation tried to take it away from him. Not only did the Complainant, AUSACORP, S.L of Barcelona, Spain,  lose the UDRP at the WIPO, they were served with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. According to the UDRP: The Complainant […]

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