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January 17, 2018 02:42

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NVIDIA stock skyrockets; Company grabs the .CO domain via the UDRP process

NVIDIA has been performing remarkably well this year; the company designs graphics processing units for the gaming, cryptocurrency, and professional markets. If you own a PC, chances are that your video card is made by NVIDIA , and during 2017 its stock has gone from sub-100 dollars a share, to more than $200 dollars a […]

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POKERFACEbook or PokerFACEBOOK? The UDRP against the .com resolved that

The registrant of the domain claims that it was meant to be a social network for poker players. “This site while provided information primarily about the worlds most trusted Online Poker Sites, will serve primarily as a means of connecting all of the online players as well as possibly creating a few new ones. […]

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XYZ relaunches .storage with $2,200 price tag has reopened .storage to registrations with a new, much higher price tag. A confusingly named “Trademark Holder Landrush” started yesterday and will run for three weeks. It’s not a sunrise period — .storage already had its ICANN-mandated sunrise under its previous management — and it appears that it’s not actually restricted to trademark holders. […]

Read more : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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Playboy.CLUB : UDRP Respondent claimed term is unknown, generic

A Chinese entrepreneur registered the domain Playboy.CLUB, perhaps out of admiration towards the iconic creation of the late Hugh Hefner. Or maybe not. In a UDRP that was filed by Playboy Enterprises International, Inc of Beverly Hills, California, the Respondent was Wu Hongyan of Beijing, China, self-represented. That’s right: there was actually a response in […]

Read more : UDRP ends up in loss of 12 year old domain

The UDRP against the generic domain,, resulted in its loss for the Respondent, Nokta Internet Technologies. Registered in 2005, the domain is a generic plural, comprising of the terms “steel” and “cases.” There was a problem: STEELCASE is a registered trademark, and the Complainant, Steelcase Inc., asserted that their mark is far from “merely […]

Read more : UDRP points out Respondent’s domain use, despite lacking tm match

The domain was just lost via the UDRP process; the Complainant was Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Complainant’s basis for asserting this complaint is its use, registration and ownership of the AVEENO and AVEENO BABY trademarks (the “AVEENO Marks). The Complaint asserts that its AVEENO product line dates back more […]

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Ethereum trademark leads to cryptocurrency domain loss via UDRP

If you’re investing in crypto-domains, think again when registering “Ethereum” keywords: it’s a trademark. Swiss company Stiftung Ethereum (Foundation Ethereum) owns a registered trademark with the USPTO in the US for ETHEREUM, and for the following classes: IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer software platforms for developing, building, and […]

Read more UDRP : Domain predates European trademark – end of story

If only all UDRP decisions were as clean cut as that about The 2009 domain registration was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum, by Advanced Payment Solutions Limited. The British company, claimed that its 2010 trademark for CASHPLUS along with the alleged “non use” of the domain by the Respondent, should grant them ownership […]

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.storage to have pricey second sunrise

The .storage gTLD is to get a second sunrise period after being acquired and repurposed by The registry will operate a “Trademark Landrush Period” for three weeks from November 7 as the first stage of .storage’s reboot as an open-to-all gTLD. It’s not technically a “sunrise” period under ICANN rules — that phase was […]

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