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#Fcuk you .com : #WIPO panelist won’t accept #domain Respondent’s argument

The registrant of the domain FcukYou.com desired to use it as an obvious anagram of the phrase, “fuck you.” The problem is that a British company registered the FCUK mark in the UK two decades ago, in connection to clothing. The case went to the WIPO via the UDRP process, and the Respondent cried foul […]

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Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking in #AdmireYourSmile .com #UDRP

A dental studio attempted to get the domain AdmireYourSmile.com by making blind offers through DomainAgents; when all attempts failed, they filed a UDRP. Admire Your Smile, P.C. of Jefferson City, Missouri, went after the domain believing that their mark, ADMIRE YOUR SMILE, instantly grants them this 2007 domain registration. According to the UDRP: The Complainant […]

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#ABSA insurance : South African company fails to get #domain from Argentinian registrant via #UDRP

Two companies using the initials “ABSA” in their respective names, hold trademarks – albeit, in different countries. Who gets the domain? The question was raised when ABSA Group Limited of Gauteng, Republic of South Africa, fired up its lawyers to gain control of the domain name absainsurance.com. The Respondent in this UDRP is Alejandro Angel […]

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#Pitchtime : Former CEO lost control of #domain brands after company files #UDRP

The former CEO of Pitchtime lost control of a group of domain names, including Pitchtime.com, after the company filed a UDRP. The company owns the PITCHTIME trademark. Included in this UDRP case are the domains pitchtime.co, pitchtime.com, pitchtime.info, pitchtime.me, pitchtime.net, pitchtime.org, pitchtimes.com, pitchtimes.net, pitchtimes.org, and pitchtime.xyz. According to the UDRP, these domains were registered by […]

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#Incanto .com : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in #UDRP at the WIPO

The owner of the domain Incanto.com defended themselves at the WIPO, and won the UDRP, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Registered in 2003, the domain is a dictionary word. The Complainant, Brooksburnett Investments Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, used a Russian law firm to file the UDRP. According to the UDRP, the domain’s […]

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Karklins beats LaHatte to chair ICANN’s Whois privacy team

Latvian diplomat and former senior WIPO member Janis Karklins has been appointed chair of the ICANN working group that will decide whether to start making private Whois records available to trademark owners. Karklins’ appointment was approved by the GNSO Council last week. He beat a single rival applicant, New Zealand’s Chris LaHatte, the former ICANN […]

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Tambour Ltd filed complaint that was “bound to fail”

Paint company files abusive cybersquatting complaint. An Israeli paint company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Tambour.com. Tambour is a dictionary word in French that means ‘drum’. Tambour Ltd uses the domain name Tambour.co.il. The paint company reached out to the owner of the domain name […]

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#Clearbank three strikes : Another #UDRP lost for the Complainant at the #WIPO

Three strikes for Clearbank; the British financial organization lost its 3rd UDRP case that it filed since last October. The bank operates from Clear.Bank and states that it spent more than 500,000 British pounds in 2018 to advertise its brand. First came the loss for Clearbank.com, a decision that delivered a victory for its registrant. […]

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#Losango .com : A #domain registered in 1999 gone via the #UDRP process

Imagine registering a domain in 1999, and 20 years later a company steps in to claim rights arising from a 1982 trademark. Right? In the case of Losango.com, a domain that’s 20 years old, Banco Losango S.A. – Banco Múltiplo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fired up its lawyers and got its booty via the […]

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#Aussie rugby union tries to grab generic Wallabies #domain via a #UDRP

Crikey, mate! The Australian rugby union attempted to take over the generic domain, Wallabies.com.au, on behalf of its national rugby team. By filing a UDRP, the Complainant tried to grab this generic domain, as it controls the Australian men’s rugby union team, known as the “Wallabies.” What a load of kangaroo manure, said the Respondent […]

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