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#Kipling : Prestigious #trademark owner fails to get #domain in #UDRP

The owners of the KIPLING mark, a prestigious maker of apparel, hold Mexican trademarks since 1995. Kipling Apparel Corp of Wilmington, Delaware, filed a UDRP against the registrant of Kipling.net, asserting it infringing on their mark. The Respondent’s response was that they were not aware of such a regional trademark, and that any PPC ads […]

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Poles Inc : Generic #domain trumps trademark claims in #UDRP

The domain PolesInc.com was challenged in a UDRP by the owners of Poles.com. The latter, is a fully formed corporation, using the domain since 1997. On the other hand, the owner of PolesInc.com uses it to redirect traffic to its own pole restoration business, RAM Utilities LLC. The two parties communicated almost a decade ago, […]

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DVT .com #UDRP failed to snatch premium, aged #domain name

The UDRP against the aged, premium three letter domain DVT.com has failed. The Complainant, Dynamic Visual Technologies (Pty) Ltd of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent this case to the WIPO, after the domain’s owner sought $100,000 dollars for it. DVT.com was acquired by the Respondent in 2017, but the domain was registered in 1995, well before […]

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Managing domain profits and losses

Today: Large retailers with .net or non .com / WSB.com Sold for $85,000 / Trademark holder Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: MalaysianEstate.com – There is a real estate market in every country, but does that mean there is a market […]

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#SmartSearch .com : UDRP results in a Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking decision

The domain name SmartSearch.com was registered in 1998; twenty years later, a UDRP was filed. According to the Respondent, the Complainant attempted to acquire the domain, and when that failed, they apparently resorted to “Plan B” – filing a UDRP. It’s noteworthy that the Respondent acquired the domain in the aftermarket 13 years ago. Since […]

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iyzi does it : Aged #LLLL .com domain hit with a #UDRP

The domain iyzi.com was registered in 2005, but 13 years later, İyzi Ödeme ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri A.Ş. of Istanbul, Turkey, filed a UDRP to grab it. The reasoning behind the Complainant’s filing? A trademark for IYZI in Turkey, registered in 2018, based on a 2017 application. Apparently, “Iyzi” is the Turkish pronunciation of the […]

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#Olsen .com : Twenty-two year old #domain made it through the #UDRP process!

Olsen.com is a domain registered in 1996, and a very common surname. Despite its age of 22 years, Olsen.com was hit with a UDRP, from Olsen Holding GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. According to the UDRP, the Complainant owns the trade mark OLSEN registered as an international trade mark since at least 1995 for clothing. Despite […]

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#ForestGate .com : #Domain registered in 1999 gets hit with a #UDRP

The domain name Forestgate.com was registered in 1999, and almost 20 years later it was hit with a UDRP; the Complainant is Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC. The basis for this UDRP: a pending trademark application. The Complainant applied for the mark FORESTGATE on April 17, 2018, just over a month ago. The Respondent stated […]

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IMAO .com : Selling a #domain for profit isn’t unfair use, per #UDRP decision

The registrant of the aged domain IMAO.com won it at a SnapNames auction in 2006, for the hefty sum of $2,150 dollars. Apparently, IMAO is a registered trademark since 1992, of the Japanese company IMAO Corporation of Gifu, Japan. The registrant of the domain is Korean. The Japanese company filed a UDRP, stating that in […]

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#Microsoft lost #UDRP for #Minecraft bedroom #domain name

The almighty Microsoft, owners of the Minecraft brand, lost the UDRP it filed against the domain name Minecraftbedroom.com. The domain name resolves to a web site giving advice on how to create a bedroom with a Minecraft theme. The Minecraft game was acquired by Microsoft in 2014, for $2.5 billion dollars. In his defense, the […]

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