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Naturals.com loss is a “win” for Indian law firm

Its client lost but the panelist didn’t find reverse domain name hijacking. A chain of beauty salons in India that uses the domain Naturals.in failed to get Naturals.COM through UDRP. A UDRP for Naturals.com that was filed in October has been found in favor of the domain name registrant. The case was filed by an […]

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Spanish company tried reverse domain name hijacking

Attorney tried to intimidate domain name owner to settle dispute. Decoweb Brands, S.A. of Spain has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name MaisonDecor.com. It certainly seems like Decoweb’s counsel tried to bully the domain owner into handing the domain over. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization […]

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CBD company pays $160,000 for GreenRoads.com after losing UDRP

Florida company buys domain that it tried to get through UDRP. Green Roads of Florida, LLC has purchased the domain name GreenRoads.com for $160,000 after failing to win it in a cybersquatting dispute. The CBD company filed a UDRP with World Intellectual Property Organization in October, 2018. In January, the three-person panel found in favor […]

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Walmart’s Vudu is a reverse domain name hijacker

Vudo.com was registered well before the streaming video company existed. Vudu filed a cybersquatting complaint against Vudo.com. It was found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Vudu, a streaming video subsidiary of retail giant Walmart, has been found to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Vudo.com. The company filed a cybersquatting […]

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Missouri dentist tries to reverse hijack domain name

WIPO doesn’t admire dentist’s creative arguments. A WIPO panel didn’t like what this dentist was offering. A Missouri dental practice run by dentist Brian Henningsen has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name AdmireYourSmile.com. Admire Your Smile, P.C. started using the “Admire Your Smile” mark after a dentist […]

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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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Lack of disclosure leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

Mexican resort operator failed to disclose business relationship with domain owner. Trouble in Paradise. The operators of two Mexican resorts–Golden Parnassus Paradise of the Gods and Great Parnassus Paradise of the Gods–have been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) in a recent cybersquatting complaint. The resorts filed UDRPs against the domains […]

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See, now here’s a good non-response UDRP decision

Panelist correctly denies complaint despite no response from domain name owner. Yesterday I wrote about a a no good, very bad UDRP decision in which the domain owner didn’t respond but the panelist still shouldn’t have awarded the domain name to the complainant, Virgin. Today comes a World Intellectual Property Organization decision with a non-response […]

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Panelist makes right call in Zeca.com case

Panelist questions bad faith claim despite no response from domain name owner. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has correctly denied a UDRP filing for Zeca.com, despite the complainant having a long-standing trademark for Zeca and the domain name owner not responding to the dispute. Zeca.com is parked but doesn’t have ads for auto parts […]

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Should Zions Bank have been hit with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?

Panelist questions Zions Bank’s decision to file a UDRP. I want to give World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Tony Willoughby some credit. He recently decided a case involving Zions Bank. He found in favor of a person in Pakistan who registered ZionVPN.com to start a VPN internet service. It was quite clear what the registrant’s […]

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