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April 19, 2019 12:24

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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.com. Tambour is a dictionary word in French that means ‘drum’. Tambour Ltd uses the domain name Tambour.co.il. The paint company reached out to the owner of the domain name […]

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#Clearbank three strikes : Another #UDRP lost for the Complainant at the #WIPO

Three strikes for Clearbank; the British financial organization lost its 3rd UDRP case that it filed since last October. The bank operates from Clear.Bank and states that it spent more than 500,000 British pounds in 2018 to advertise its brand. First came the loss for Clearbank.com, a decision that delivered a victory for its registrant. […]

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#Losango .com : A #domain registered in 1999 gone via the #UDRP process

Imagine registering a domain in 1999, and 20 years later a company steps in to claim rights arising from a 1982 trademark. Right? In the case of Losango.com, a domain that’s 20 years old, Banco Losango S.A. – Banco Múltiplo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fired up its lawyers and got its booty via the […]

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#Aussie rugby union tries to grab generic Wallabies #domain via a #UDRP

Crikey, mate! The Australian rugby union attempted to take over the generic domain, Wallabies.com.au, on behalf of its national rugby team. By filing a UDRP, the Complainant tried to grab this generic domain, as it controls the Australian men’s rugby union team, known as the “Wallabies.” What a load of kangaroo manure, said the Respondent […]

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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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#Datapath .net UDRP a clear example of #domain investor bullshit

The UDRP against the domain Datapath.net demonstrates how some domain investors attempt to bullshit their way through valid trademark claims. A British company, Datapath Limited, has rights in the DATAPATH mark for graphics cards, capture cards, and video wall controllers. Their trademark registration predates the commercial Internet, circa 1993. The company operates from Datapath.co.uk and […]

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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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#ClearBank .CO #UDRP decision follows in the footsteps of the matching .COM

A UDRP decision for the domain ClearBank.co followed in the footsteps of the one before it, for ClearBank.com. It seems that the Complainant, ClearBank Limited of London, United Kingdom, filed the two UDRP cases simultaneously – in October 2018. The first decision, for ClearBank.com, was made on January 15th and the ESQwire client won the […]

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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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Cara Hutson : A famous and a non-famous person got entangled in a #UDRP

Remember the case of Grandma Heidi Powell and her famous athlete challenger by the same name? While that case didn’t end well for the non-famous Heidi, the case for Cara Hutson did. Who is Cara Hutson, you may ask. According to the UDRP filed at the WIPO, she’s an experienced US attorney that acquired common […]

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