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March 17, 2018 12:38

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Finnish firm nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Prior communications contradicted claims in cybersquatting dispute. A Finnish textiles and interiors company has been found (pdf) to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Oy Vallila Interior Ab of Helsinki, Finland filed the complaint and said that the only reason someone would be interested in this domain is to […]

Read more : Another UDRP squashed by John Berryhill

IP attorney, John Berryhill, squashed the dreams of yet another aggressor; the UDRP against, a 1999 domain registration, failed at the WIPO. The Complainant is Adventum Real Estate, S.L. of Madrid, Spain, represented by Lerroux, Spain. The Complainant owns a Spanish trade mark registration for ADVENTUM under number M-3011914 which was filed on December […]

Read more Complainant gets Reverse Domain Name Hijacking stain

The UDRP against the generic domain ends up “staining” the Complainant with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking mark. EBSCO Industries, Inc. registered its trademark for NOVELIST in 2007, and by 2009 it had reached out to the Respondent in order to buy the domain. According to the UDRP document: Respondent asserts that in 2009 […]

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John Berryhill gets another UDRP win, but this one is different.

Berryhill represented complainant in latest case. Domain name attorney John Berryhill won another UDRP case. That’s nothing interesting, but this case is different from usual because he was representing the complainant, not the domain name owner. The details of the case are pretty interesting, too. Berryhill represented Christian recording artist Carl Cartee for the domain […]

Read more : 1996 domain saved from UDRP

The aged domain was challenged via the UDRP process. Registered in 1996, was attempted to be acquired by the Complainant is Montane Ltd. of Ashington, United Kingdom. As it has been parked with a for sale contact form and a minimum asking price of $10,000 dollars,the Complainant took that literally, without investigating the […]

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NamePros : Heidi Powell .com domain case raises the issue of domains as property

An ongoing thread over at NamePros raises, once again, the issue of whether domain names are property. Contributing his vast knowledge on the subject of domain law, IP attorney and recent grandfather, John Berryhill, states: “And here we come to one of my pet peeves – the irrational insistence by some domainers that domain names […]

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Company lets domain name expire, files UDRP 10 years later

Yo, where have you been? A Brazilian company has lost a UDRP it filed against a domain name it let expire a decade ago. CIA. Industrial H. Carlos Schneider registered the domain name in 2003 but it expired in 2006. 10 years later, in 2016, it filed a UDRP against Ashantiplc (domain investor Sahar […]

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Frank Schilling gets RDNH win

Panel rules that Bernina International is guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over domain name. Frank Schilling has successfully defended his domain name in a UDRP, and the panel has found BERNINA International AG guilty of reverse domain name hijacking by filing the case. Bernina is a Swiss company that has sold sewing […]

Read more : UDRP against Spanish word domain denied

A UDRP against the domain has been denied at the WIPO; the Respondent’s attorney, John Berryhill, marks another victory for client, Ashanti PLC Limited. Brisas means “breezes” in Spanish, and Grupo Hotelero Brisas, S.A. of Mexico, claimed rights to the LAS BRISAS mark and filed the UDRP. The 20 year old domain does not […]

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Montezuma’s domain revenge : UDRP on king’s name was denied

Montezuma was an Aztec king, and the matching .com domain,, was challenged in a UDRP. Registered in 2000, this generic domain is owned by Ashanti Plc, a Hong Kong based corporation. The Complainant was Quality Craft Industries, Inc. Complainant’s company, Montezuma Mfg., Inc., was established over 35 years ago for the business purpose of […]

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