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Caterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

If you want to end up with a potential UDRP case, engage in blatant typosquatting of domain names. What is blatant typosquatting, is easy to define: www prefixes of popular domain brands, such as in the case of wwwcaterpillar.com that was challenged via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. The domain appears to […]

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#EmLife .com : Common law trademark used in grabbing a 1996 #domain registration

The domain name EmLife.com was registered in 1996, and twenty-three years later, it was lost via the UDRP process. The Complainant was EMindful Inc., a company that asserted common law rights to the EM LIFE mark; that’s a weak approach, as opposed to a registered trademark. What’s even more strange, is that these claimed rights […]

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Claims UDRP has cost over $360 million so far

Trademark owners have splashed out over $360 million on UDRP cases over the 20 years the policy has been active, according to an intellectual property trade group. Marques, a European body representing trademark owners, reckons $360 million is a “conservative” estimate. It reached the figure by multiplying the number of UDRP complaints filed to the […]

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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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#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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#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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#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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You are OK? Aged dot .com #domain lost in #UDRP thanks to Respondent’s history

Once you get hit with a UDRP that you don’t respond to, the most likely decision is to lose it by default. In the case of the domain YouAreOK.com, it’s an asset registered in 2009. A company claiming that they are using the mark in commerce since 2010, filed a UDRP against the domain’s ower; […]

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Wedding Flea Market : #Domain remains with owner, #RDNH finding in #UDRP

The owner of the domain WeddingFleaMarket.com can keep it, after the UDRP brought against their domain failed. Wedding Flea Market, LLC filed the UDRP on the basis of holding a US trademark for WEDDING FLEA MARKET – since September 26, 2017. The registrant of WeddingFleaMarket.com operates it since 2013, however. The Respondent pointed that fact […]

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DME .com : Molding equipment company fails to snatch aged three letter #domain

DME Company LLC, a molding equipment company, attempted to snatch the aged domain DME.com via the UDRP process. The Complainant produced evidence of a registered trademark for DME, with a registration date of 1994. Meanwhile, the domain DME.com was registered in 2001, seventeen years ago. The Respondent’s legal representative, Zak Muscovitch of Muscovitch Law P.C., […]

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