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#MarathonBank .com : Zak Muscovitch defended #domain against #UDRP

IP attorney, Zak Muscovitch, successfully defended the domain MarathonBank.com, arguing that the Complainant’s claimed mark is “merely descriptive.” The Complainant, Marathon Savings Bank of Wausau, Wisconsin, asserted common law rights in “Marathon Savings Bank” through its continuous use of the name in commerce since 1993. Lawrence K. Nodine, sole panelist at the WIPO, found that […]

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Mr.Green : Short gTLD #domain lost in UDRP at the #WIPO

In October, we covered the UDRP against the ultra short domain Mr.Green – the Complainant is Mr Green Ltd. of Silemma, Malta. The decision has been rendered, on behalf of the Complainant. Despite the Respondent’s arguments that the “Mr” part is the actual focus of any trademark claim and not the combined part, Andrew D. […]

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#Equifax UDRP : More than 100 #domain names are denied transfer at the #WIPO

Equifax isn’t happy with the negative publicity it receives after the massive security breach, involving private information on millions of Americans. In recent months, following the registrations of Equifax domains, the company has been taking the registrants through the UDRP process, attempting to reclaim these domains. So far, Equifax – that trades using the EFX […]

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3 Men Movers #UDRP : We don’t need this harassment from you guys!

A UDRP for the domain 3MenMoversHouston.com contains some funny responses by the domain’s registrant. The case was filed by 3 Men Movers, a company based in Houston, Texas. During the UDRP process, the Respondent pondered over previous communication they had with the Complainant, seeking permission to use the domain name in the first place. The […]

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#Damste .com UDRP : #Domainer schools Dutch law firm at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the aged domain, Damste.com, was filed by a Dutch law firm by the same name. Damsté advocaten used its own legal resources to assert that the domain, registered in 2000, was infringing upon the DAMSTÉ trademark. The Dutch law firm was formed in 1960, and it registered Damste.nl in 1999. The existing […]

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Legal Zoom grabs ZoomLegal.com via the UDRP process

Reversing the domain keywords of a popular legal assistance web site, had a bad effect for the registrant of ZoomLegal.com, as Legal Zoom Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain. According to the case’s particulars: “The Complainant is a provider of online legal services for small businesses and consumers, providing legal document services, attorney listings, […]

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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 pokerfacebook.com 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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Equifax strikes back : 138-strong domain UDRP, one of the largest ever

Equifax has been busy restoring its reputation, after a massive leak of data was unveiled earlier this year. While some frustrated consumers registered domains to demonstrate how the mega-corporation failed to protect private information, the majority of “Equifax domains” have been trademark violations. Of course, it’s the latter domain category that Equifax lawyers are going […]

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BrazilIT.com : Complainant found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

A Brazilian company owning the BRASILIT trademark, challenged the owner of Brazilit.com via the UDRP process, at the WIPO. The native name of Brazil is Brasil, and the trademark is related to construction products and services. Meanwhile, the Respondent registered the domain in 2000, along with 16 other “IT” domains: The Respondent submits that on […]

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