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January 21, 2018 02:47

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Filing for a #domain #trademark in 2018? It will cost you more at the #USPTO

If you plan on filing a trademark for your domain, brand or business services at the USPTO, it will now cost you more. After several years of keeping the fees unchanged, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced its new fee plan yesterday. All previous fees are now null and void. Fees increased considerably […]

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#Soothamide .com : Bizarre #UDRP decision regarding registered #trademark

Vitalitus LLC filed a UDRP against the domain Soothamide.com, which is being held by a Turkish registrant. The Complainant is using the term SOOTHAMIDE for cosmetic goods in the US, and filed for a trademark on September 3, 2016. The application was originally “intent to use” and the mark’s registration was completed on November 21, […]

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Big changes at DomainTools as privacy law looms

Regular users of DomainTools should expect significant changes to their service, possibly unwelcome, as the impact of incoming European Union privacy law begins to be felt. Professional users such as domain investors are most likely to be impacted by the changes. The company hopes to announce how its services will be rejiggered to comply with […]

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#Lifebeam .com : Aged #domain sold via #GoDaddy auctions, lost in #UDRP

Expired auctions at GoDaddy attract a lot of domain investors, due to the specific characteristics of these domain names. Lifebeam.com, a domain registered in 1999, was sold via the GoDaddy auctions for the sum of $2,001 dollars in August. The company that let it expire by accident, filed and won a UDRP. The new owners […]

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Mr.Green : Short gTLD #domain lost in UDRP at the #WIPO

In October, we covered the UDRP against the ultra short domain Mr.Green – the Complainant is Mr Green Ltd. of Silemma, Malta. The decision has been rendered, on behalf of the Complainant. Despite the Respondent’s arguments that the “Mr” part is the actual focus of any trademark claim and not the combined part, Andrew D. […]

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3 Men Movers #UDRP : We don’t need this harassment from you guys!

A UDRP for the domain 3MenMoversHouston.com contains some funny responses by the domain’s registrant. The case was filed by 3 Men Movers, a company based in Houston, Texas. During the UDRP process, the Respondent pondered over previous communication they had with the Complainant, seeking permission to use the domain name in the first place. The […]

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Did you know you could buy a domain name for $1M and not be able to legally use it?

  It might sound crazy, but it’s true. You can buy a domain name for a million dollars (or more) and not be able to use the domain, or even worse, lose the domain because you are infringing on someone’s trademark. It’s something that many startups don’t think about until it’s too late, but the […]

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#Damste .com UDRP : #Domainer schools Dutch law firm at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the aged domain, Damste.com, was filed by a Dutch law firm by the same name. Damsté advocaten used its own legal resources to assert that the domain, registered in 2000, was infringing upon the DAMSTÉ trademark. The Dutch law firm was formed in 1960, and it registered Damste.nl in 1999. The existing […]

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After 16 years, DigiPower.com is lost in a UDRP

DigiPower.com, a domain registered in 2001, changed hands via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Maurice Mizrahi / Mizco International, Inc. They operate a battery and assorted electronics business, from the domain DigiPowerSolutions.com. That domain was registered in 1998. In 2000, the Complainant filed a trademark application for DIGIPOWER, which was registered with the USPTO […]

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Legal Zoom grabs ZoomLegal.com via the UDRP process

Reversing the domain keywords of a popular legal assistance web site, had a bad effect for the registrant of ZoomLegal.com, as Legal Zoom Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain. According to the case’s particulars: “The Complainant is a provider of online legal services for small businesses and consumers, providing legal document services, attorney listings, […]

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