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December 9, 2019 00:19

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#DriveBigger .com : #Volkswagen trademark squattered on Dan.com

Volkswagen launched a “Drive Bigger” campaign and applied for the trademark DRIVE BIGGER early in 2019. Three days after the announcement, someone registered the domain DriveBigger.com, and parked it on Undeveloped. Eventually, the platform became Dan.com. The domain was priced at $10,000 dollars, and the Dan.com contact form forwarded emails from Volkswagen’s lawyers that were […]

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#Localvore .com : #Domain age beat #UDRP despite registered trademark

The domain Localvore.com was registered in 2006, and its Registrant used it consistently with food-related guide services since then. In 2012, another company began to use the term, and managed to register LOCALVORE TODAY, and in 2017 LOCALVORE with the USPTO. They filed a UDRP to get the domain, but the sole panelist noted that […]

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#AdviceGroup .com : #UDRP ends up with a finding of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The UDRP against the aged, generic domain AdviceGroup.com, didn’t end well for the Complainant, Advice Group S.P.A., Italy. The Complainant was found to be abusing the process to gain the domain, and was slapped with both a transfer refusal and a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The best part: the Respondent did not respond. […]

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Probate Pro .com : Law firm lost #UDRP over common legal term #domain

Darren Findling Law Firm PLC filed a UDRP to take control of the domain ProbatePro.com. The Complainant operates from TheProbatePro.com and in the UDRP it claimed common law rights in THE PROBATE PRO mark. The Respondent is a US citizen who has been in the business of registering and developing common word domain names for […]

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#Domain crap : The biggest #poop UDRP of all time!

We’ve seen some domain crap being taken to the UDRP process, but this one has to be the biggest collection of poop domains ever. To be exact, 74 “poop domains” were included in a UDRP filed by Crown Products LLC. The Complainant is in the waste solutions business and provides branded waste disposal bags and […]

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#SCX .ch : Crypto #domain sold for 60,000 Swiss francs ends up in #UDRP

SCX.ch is a Swiss cryptocurrency services domain that was sold twice in the course of a year; first, in 2018 to SwissClass Trade AG for 50,000 Swiss francs (CHF,) and a year later to the current registrant for 60,000 CHF. The first seller, Blockworks AG, Switzerland, filed a UDRP to get the domain back, claiming […]

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#Taffo famiglia takes .com #domain for funeral services into #UDRP dispute

Italian families are large, and the Taffo family is split over decisions made for their business ventures, funeral services. The Taffo family – composed by Luciano Giustino, Giuseppe, Piero, Daniele, Alessandro, Angelo, Giacomo and Giulia – has been together carrying on the funeral services business initiated by their common ancestor Gaetano Taffo (father of Luciano, […]

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#Belgian company went after #Greenmood .com but its #UDRP failed

Greenmood.com, a domain registered in 2009, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO by a Belgian company. Operating from the matching .BE domain, Sadig Alakbarov, stated that his company Pack & Co S.P.R.L. offers “stabilized plant products” under the GREENMOOD trademark “throughout the European territory.” The Respondent stated that there was an Australian […]

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Sally’s Apizza .com : Personal #domain registration leads to #UDRP after biz fallout

The registrant of SallysApizza.com stated that the domain was registered in her name, and not in the name of the business that contested it via the UDRP process. The Respondent stated that she was never employed by the LLC managing the intellectual property of the restaurant, such as a trademark for SALLY’S APIZZA, and that […]

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Vudo.com : #UDRP ends up costing a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision!

Vudo.com, a domain registered in 1999, was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is Vudu, Inc., that according to the UDRP filed incorrect information regarding their brand’s formation date, which was not in 1995. They operate from the domain vudu.com, and are owned by Walmart. A three member panel at the […]

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