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October 20, 2019 16:57

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Court rejects France’s appeal in case

Court of Appeals rejects France’s motion to dismiss on grounds of sovereign immunity. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected an appeal by the country of France in a dispute over Here’s the background: Jean-Noël Frydman, who registered in 1994, lost control of the domain name to the country […]

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Second edition of ‘Domain Name Arbitration’ published

An updated guide on UDRP. Domain Name Arbitration, Second Edition by Gerald Levine Domain name attorney Gerald Levine has published Domain Name Arbitration, Second Edition. Levine published the first edition in 2015. That means thousands of additional UDRP cases have been decided in the interim that he was able to draw upon to update the […]

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Missouri dentist tries to reverse hijack domain name

WIPO doesn’t admire dentist’s creative arguments. A WIPO panel didn’t like what this dentist was offering. A Missouri dental practice run by dentist Brian Henningsen has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Admire Your Smile, P.C. started using the “Admire Your Smile” mark after a dentist […]

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The economics of domain name prices

ICANN has a duty to cap renewal prices of domain names. This might be your reaction to your renewal notice in a couple of years. Today is the last day to comment on ICANN’s proposal to lift price caps on .org and .info domain names. If approved, the registries that run .org and .info will […]

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Tambour Ltd filed complaint that was “bound to fail”

Paint company files abusive cybersquatting complaint. An Israeli paint company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Tambour is a dictionary word in French that means ‘drum’. Tambour Ltd uses the domain name The paint company reached out to the owner of the domain name […]

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Coinbase successfully defends domain name in cybersquatting dispute

A French payments firm took issue with the cryptocurrency trading platform registering Coinbase defended its domain in a dispute brought by a French payments firm. Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has successfully defended the domain name in a cybersquatting dispute. French payments company Groupement des cartes bancaires filed the complaint under the Uniform […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking over

Company filed UDRP after failing to purchase domain name. A Luxembourg company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Active Ownership Capital S.à.rl filed the cybersquatting case with World Intellectual Property Organization. The company uses the Luxembourg country code domain name, so it’s not surprising […]

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Stolen domain name returned to rightful owner

Thief doesn’t show up to defend lawsuit. Verisign has transferred the domain name to its previous owner after a judge ordered the transfer. Blackshore Properties, Inc. of San Marino, California acquired in a NameJet auction in 2011 for $4,950. A thief subsequently stole the domain name from the company and transferred it to Chinese […]

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There is indeed a big elephant in the room. Paymium, SAS, which owns the domain name, has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. & Blockchain (US), Inc., which own the domain name Blockchain Luxembourg S.A. (BL) filed a lawsuit (pdf) in September claiming that Paymium’s use of […]

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Company says using the word “collusion” in a domain is cybersquatting

Another facepalm moment for law firm Stobbs IP. A better message would be “Action required. We should review our cases before sending a C&D.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing the registrant of the domain name after he received a threat letter from U.K. clothing company Asos. The registrant bought the domain name after […]

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