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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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#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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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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#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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Madame Alexander #dolls : A pair of 1998 #domains lost via the UDRP process

Madame Alexander is a doll manufacturer that claims the doll’s tradition began 100 years ago; its trademarks, cite first use in the 1930’s. The company operates from the matching domain, MadameAlexander.com registered in 1999, but a year prior someone registered the domains MadamAlexander.com and AlexanderDolls.com. Both domains resolve to the same active web site displaying […]

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#Turkish bank gets aged TurkBank.com #domain via the #UDRP process

A Turkish bank has acquired the domain TurkBank.com via the UDRP process, as the 2004 registration is not generic. Türk Ticaret Bankası A.Ş., Turkey, filed a UDRP at the WIPO. According to the Complaint: “The Complainant is the registered owner of TÜRK TİCARET BANKASI A.Ş. “TÜRKBANK İKİNCİ ADRESİNİZ” figurative trademark in Turkey. The trademark covers […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Kret.org #UDRP

Kret.org, a short domain registered in 2005, was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Aktsionernoe Obshchestvo “Kontsern Radioelektronnye Tehnologii”, Russian Federation, that claimed rights to the Russian trademark for KRET. The sole WIPO panelist pointed out the following: “The Complaint lacks candour in that it makes no mention of the fact that the […]

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Skins.net : Generic, aged #domain challenged via the #UDRP process

Skins.net, a domain registered in 1998, was recently the focus of a UDRP filing. The Complainant, Symphony Holdings Limited, United Kingdom, claimed rights to a SKINS.NET trademark filed in 2015. According to the complaint, the Respondent acquired the domain from the previous owner in a bankruptcy: … the Respondent has improperly prevented the Complainant from […]

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Huge #UDRP : Aggressive Complainant targets almost 500 “188 domains” at the #WIPO

Cube Limited of Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, has been enforcing its “188” trademark quite aggressively, by filing massive UDRP cases against domain holders. As we reported in the past, “188 domains” – domain names that contain the string “188” – are being targeted en masse, as they infringe on the Complainant’s trademarks related […]

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