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February 22, 2019 10:04

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The CloudInsure.com UDRP has a lot of open questions

I’m confused after reading this UDRP decision and reviewing the domain’s details This morning I began writing an article about a UDRP for CloudInsure.com. My general thesis was that this should have been a case of reverse domain name hijacking. Once I started investigating, I had more questions than I had answers. According to the […]

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#ZenCat .com : A 15 year old #domain lost to the owners of a design trademark

ZenCat.com, a domain registered in 2003 was just lost via the UDRP process at the National Arbitration Forum. What makes this case stand out, is that the trademark for ZENCAT was registered in 2018, and it’s a design mark for veterinary services. Not only that: the colors of the design are claimed as part of […]

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#PureRed .com : #UDRP against 20 year old #domain gets no #RDNH finding

The domain PureRed.com was registered in 1998, and its Japanese registrant was hit with a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant, GAPRC Holding, claimed rights to the PURERED mark: The petitioner has used the PURERED mark for commercial purposes for at least 12 years (at least from June 1, 2005) in connection with […]

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What are the standards for common law trademarks in UDRP cases?

An NAF panelist is very generous is accepting common law trademark rights. A National Arbitration Forum panelist recently awarded the domain name YouAreOK.com to T & P Holding Company, LLC. This company owns several hair salons and boutiques in Nashville under the name Local Honey. Its website is LHNashville.com. The domain name owner, Ancient Holdings, […]

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URS is fast and cheap, but…

You might not win if the respondent puts up a fight. On the face of it, it seems that the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system was tailor made for cases like this: virgin-atlantic.cloud. But that doesn’t mean you can just phone it in. A National Arbitration Forum panelist has ruled against Virgin Enterprises in its […]

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360.Marketing UDRP : Domain not the same as “Marketing 360”

The wonderful world of new gTLDs has created some complicated arguments against domain names. A UDRP that Madwire LLC brought against the owners of 360.Marketing, a branding company based in Dubai, was recently decided at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant alleged that the Respondent’s domain was registered more than 3 years after they established […]

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Stanley Pace : Turkish company loses 2nd UDRP for Sarten.com with RDNH finding!

The UDRP over the domain Sarten.com is a prime example why Rick Schwartz created Hall of Shame. Last December we covered the UDRP decision for the domain, filed at the WIPO. Stanley Pace, the domain’s owner, successfully deflected a Turkish company’s claims to Sarten.com. Just a few months later, Sarten Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim […]

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Cybersquatting complaints against .com domains are dropping

Here’s a story you’ve not heard told: For many years, the number of UDRPs aimed at .COM domains has been declining. Does that come as a surprise? We hear about high-profile UDRPs all the time, and the newsworthy cases usually involve some valuable domain name that has been put in jeopardy. Since .COM tends to be the most sought-after […]

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Collective goods .com : Trademark applicant loses UDRP battle

The domain name CollectiveGoods.com was registered in 2000, like many such two word composites. Almost 16 years later, it was challenged via a UDRP filed at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant in this case, Imagine Nation Books Ltd., asserted that the domain infringes on their COLLECTIVE GOODS mark. Responding to these allegations, the Respondent […]

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NAF Messes With The UDRP Rules In Domain Disputes

Evidence that the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) is advising complainants on how to win a complaint OR it simply allows complaints that don’t follow the UDRP rules to proceed has come to light. The complainant, in the case I discovered, … Continue reading →

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