Company that uses a confusing .me domain name wants a better .me.
The owner of ApproveMe.me has lost a cybersquatting complaint if filed against the owner of Approve.me.
A single-member World Intellectual Property Organization panel found that Approve.me has legitimate rights and interests in the domain name and that it wasn’t registered in bad faith.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure this out, and I’m surprised a UDRP was filed. If anything, this is a trademark case and not a cybersquatting case.
After all, the complainant found out about the respondent after the respondent announced the launch of its new business. That’s a good indication that it has rights or legitimate interests in the domain name.
ApproveMe.me offers a WordPress plugin for esigning documents. Approve.me is a platform for financing and leasing providers.
Let’s face it; ApproveMe.me is a confusing domain name. What confuses me even more is that the complainant also owns ApproveMe.com. It clearly couldn’t acquire Approve.me originally, so it went with ApproveMe.me. But why not ApproveMe.com instead?