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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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Aspirin.me domain UDRP : Bayer trademark is alive and well in Germany

If you think that “aspirin” is a generic word, devoid of any trademark protection, think again. The poster boy for trademark death by genericide, aspirin isn’t a registered trademark in the US – at least, not on its own. In Germany, however, that’s another story. Aspirin has been a registered trademark since 1999, although the […]

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KF.org : Twenty year old domain saved from UDRP claiming rights to “KF”

Twenty years ago, the two letter domain KF.org was registered by Matthias Felger; little did he know, that his nickname would be challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant is John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Knight Foundation. They asserted that the domain KF.org represents the shortened variant of their domain, KnightFoundation.org, […]

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Eco and echo : Greek root of words explained in UDRP decision

A UDRP decision for the domain Echomedia.ch, resulted in some Greek grammar analysis. Ecomedia AG of Nänikon, Switzerland filed a UDRP against EchoMedia GmbH, of Wollerau, Switzerland. So one company operates from Ecomedia.ch and the other from Echomedia.ch. The Complainant argued that this would create “unacceptable confusion.” The WIPO panel drilled into the root of […]

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new gTLDs made up 16 percent of the 2016 cases at WIPO

Ip-Watch.org published an article on the WIPO annual report. In that article William New broke down some statistics related to domain disputes. 2016 showed an increase of 10% in domain cases. From the article: In 2016, the total number of WIPO cybersquatting cases rose 10 percent, with a record 3,036 cases brought by trademark owners, […]

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ALDEZ.com : UDRP fails, as domain predates Complainant’s trademark

The UDRP against the aged domain, ALDEZ.com, was denied at the WIPO; the Complainant was Aldez Containers LLC of Almont, Michigan. According to the UDRP, the Complainant alleged first use of is trademark, ALDEZ, in 1998, the same year that the .com domain was registered. However, the trademark was only applied for in 2016 and […]

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