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February 23, 2019 11:27

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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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Cara Hutson : A famous and a non-famous person got entangled in a #UDRP

Remember the case of Grandma Heidi Powell and her famous athlete challenger by the same name? While that case didn’t end well for the non-famous Heidi, the case for Cara Hutson did. Who is Cara Hutson, you may ask. According to the UDRP filed at the WIPO, she’s an experienced US attorney that acquired common […]

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#Regenxhealth .com : Domain #UDRP ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

The registrant of RegenXHealth.com operates an active business, providing “quality men’s wellness treatments that improve quality of life.” Dr. Marshall Stein and Dr. Ned Stein were probably shocked to see that a company called Regenxbio Inc. filed a UDRP with the National Arbitration Forum: Complainant alleged that it is a global leader in scientific research, […]

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#SuperBook .com : Sports betting #domain registered in 1996 lost via the #UDRP process

Superbook.com, an active sports betting website hosted on a domain registered in 1996, has been lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant, Westgate Las Vegas Resort, LLC of Las Vegas, raised trademark claims to the SUPERBOOK mark, going back to the 1980s. The Complainant makes use of its trademark via a dedicated […]

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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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