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Adventum.com : Another UDRP squashed by John Berryhill

IP attorney, John Berryhill, squashed the dreams of yet another aggressor; the UDRP against Adventum.com, a 1999 domain registration, failed at the WIPO. The Complainant is Adventum Real Estate, S.L. of Madrid, Spain, represented by Lerroux, Spain. The Complainant owns a Spanish trade mark registration for ADVENTUM under number M-3011914 which was filed on December […]

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Splunk UDRP : Malware spreading from bogus domain

The IDN domain spłunk.com has been used to spread malware and perform phishing attacks, riding on the coat-tails of the real Splunk brand. Splunk Inc. of San Francisco, filed a UDRP to take over the domain, which translates as xn--spunk-l7a.com in ASCII. The decision: Transfer the domain. Details follow: Splunk Inc. v. Super Privacy Service […]

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BestBuy wins UDRP against BestBuy.feedback domain

The first UDRP against a dot .feedback domain has been won by BestBuy; the domain is BestBuy.feedback. In this case, the BestBuy contact information was utilized to register the domain, and thus the Respondent is “unknown.” BestBuy argued that dot .feedback domains are meant to be registered by companies seeking feedback on their products and […]

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Neustar wins UDRP against Australian domain neustar.com.au

Neustar has won the UDRP against the Australian domain, neustar.com.au. In May, the Internet services company filed the UDRP to protect its brand; at the time, we predicted that it would win this case. The Respondent is Ahmad Zaki Hakimi of Sydney, Australia, who failed to file an official response to the Complaint. On July […]

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Pratar du Svenska? WIPO now tackles .SE domain disputes

If you have a bone to pick with Swedish domainers and dot .SE, WIPO now got you covered. According to a summary of news from WIPO, the Internet Infrastructure Foundation in Sweden, has appointed the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center as the exclusive provider of domain name dispute resolution services for the .se country code Top […]

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Opus Group UDRP : Dot com and matching gTLD were salvaged in separate cases

The registrants of OpusGroup.com and its matching gTLD, Opus.Group, can thank the WIPO panelists for salvaging their domains. Opus Group AB of Mölndal, Sweden filed two separate UDRPs,  the Respondents only addressed the one brought against the gTLD, Opus.Group. In the latter case, they mentioned: “The Respondent asserts that it has a legitimate interest in […]

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BankWest.com lost after 20+ years in a UDRP decision

The registrant of the domain BankWest.com lost it in a UDRP, after holding onto it for more than 20 years. Commonwealth Bank of Australia of Perth, Australia challenged the domain, asserting rights to a BANKWEST trademark going back to 1994; the bank was founded in 1895. Ravindra Patel, gbe of Morganville, New Jersey, challenged the […]

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Pilotfish.com : Three member panel delivers finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in UDRP

The domain PilotFish.com was challenged via the UDRP process; the Complainant is Pilotfish Networks AB of Göteborg, Sweden, represented by Ports Group AB, Sweden. They operate Pilotfish.se. A three member panel at the WIPO, found the Complainant guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, for challenging this 2001 domain registration. “The Panel finds that the decision […]

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O2 : British company tries to suck the domain oxygen out of 25 respondents via UDRP

British company, O2 Worldwide Limited of London, United Kingdom, filed a UDRP against 25 owners of domains, for a total of 77 domains. These domains contain the “O2” characters, a letter/number combination most often associated with the element of oxygen. The case involved domains that while the UDRP was pending, dropped; these were subsequently excluded. […]

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Chinese cybersquatter “Monies” loses MarlboroLighter.com UDRP

A Chinese cybersquatter who registered the domain MarlboroLighter.com lost it in a UDRP. According to the UDRP filed at the WIPO, the Complainant is Philip Morris USA Inc. of Richmond, Virginia, represented by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. The Respondent is Xiyu Zheng of Wenzhou, China. There’s no doubt that there is an aftermarket […]

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