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CasinoDaddy.com : #Domain got hit with a #UDRP a decade after Complainant’s trademark

A Swedish company took a bet with CasinoDaddy.com, and filed a UDRP at the WIPO. The domain was registered in 2009. The Complainant is Joelsson Media Group AB, Sweden, that acquired a European Union trademark in 2019 for CASINO DADDY. That’s a decade after the domain was registered. They operate from the matching .net domain […]

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Sutti.com : Italian #law firm claims former partner tried to hijack #domain name

An Italian law firm claimed that its domain name, Sutti.com, was taken over by a former partner. SLS Società a Responsabilità Limitata, Italy jointly with Studio Legale Sutti Società Semplice, Italy, filed a UDRP to reclaim that domain name. Usually, such cases of domain hijacking end with the Complainant being told the WIPO panel isn’t […]

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InLoco.com #UDRP : It’s a case of Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking for this 1999 registration

Filing a UDRP against the domain name, InLoco.com, ended up being a bad decision for the Brazilian Complainant. Registered in 1999 by the Respondent, InLoco.com predates the date of first use by the Complainant, Loco Tecnologia da Informação S.A., Brazil. The Complainant acquired a trademark in 2017. The Complainant has received an initial round of […]

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Loco UDRP ends in reverse domain name hijacking

Tech company tries to hijack domain name registered in 1999.   A Brazilian technology company has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its effort to get the domain name InLoco.com. The Complainant, In Loco Tecnologia da Informação S.A., uses InLoco.com.br for its website. The phrase “in loco” is a common Latin phrase […]

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#WIPO working full time on #UDRP cases but it’s mostly home-based

WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, is still working on managing IP services, such as domain name disputes. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the organization has transitioned its services mostly online, with only a “small pool” of its key staff remaining in the Geneva headquarters. The cause of this is the Coronavirus pandemic, that has forced […]

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Three times a charm: #Pornhub brand squatter loses another #UDRP

A Pornhub domain cybersquatter has lost his 3rd UDRP in a row, this time for the typo-domain Porhub.com. Having lost the UDRP for Pornhub.CO and Ponrhub.com, the inevitable happened, and the Complainant filed another UDRP. In his response, the Respondent asserted that they should not be targeted, if others are doing the same: “The major […]

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Kevac.com #UDRP results in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Kevac.com, a domain name registered in 2009, was hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is Kevac S.r.l, Italy, represented by LS LexJus Sinacta. The Respondent was represented by Muscovitch Law P.C., Canada. In this UDRP, the Complainant claimed that their trademarks from 2012 are sufficient to pursue the transfer of the domain, as the company […]

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Let’s add these 2 questions to UDRP complaints

It would avoid a lot of reverse domain name hijacking findings. There are two common things I see in UDRP filings that trip up Complainants and often end in findings of reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH). The Complainant files a UDRP against a domain name that was registered by the Respondent before the Complainant existed […]

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#Greek drama : Couple gets mixed in #UDRP proceedings over Mykonos #domain and brand

A Greek couple that ended up divorcing has taken their battle over a domain and brand, to the UDRP process. The Complainant and the Respondent were formerly married to each other since the 1980s, and were jointly involved in the operation of the Sea Satin Market Restaurant and Caprice Bar on the Greek island of […]

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#TacoCasa .com : House of #tacos gets stuffed with a #RDNH finding

TacoCasa.com, a domain registered in 1998, was hit with a UDRP filed by Roy Upshaw d.b.a. Taco Casa and R&S Upshaw Franchising, LLC. Taco casa means house of taco(s) in Spanish. The Complainant believed they had a home run with this, after pulling some really aged state trademarks, that had expired, along with some fresher […]

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