iPad case maker TheSnugg.com loses dead-on-arrival domain dispute
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Company filed trademark application last year; domain was registered in 1999.
iPad case maker TheSnugg.com just wasted some money in a domain dispute.
It filed a case against the owner of Snugg.com. You’ll get a chuckle out of the company’s contentions in its UDRP complaint:
2. Complainant registered the SNUGG mark (Reg. No. 4,075,899 filed May 17, 2011; registered December 27, 2011) through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (â€œUSPTOâ€);
3. Respondent registered the
domain name on September 14, 1999;
Hmm, what’s wrong with this picture?
The owner of the domain didn’t bother to respond, but the panelist still determined that TheSnugg.com had no case. The panelist didn’t consider finding reverse domain name hijacking, although this is a classic case of someone filing a UDRP dispute in bad faith.