Add IMOD.com to Gleissner’s losses.
Another company with Michael Gleissner as director has lost a UDRP.
American Franchise Marketing Limited, which has the same address as many other Gleissner-affiliate companies, filed a UDRP against Qualcomm over the domain name IMOD.com.
The case is certainly a head-scratcher. If you type in imod.com you’ll be forwarded to a page on Qualcomm’s website that specifically discusses IMOD technology. Qualcomm apparently got the domain name when it acquired Iridigm Display Corporation.
Filing a UDRP against Qualcomm is a ballsy move, and doing so when the domain was clearly registered in good faith befuddles me.
The WIPO panelist determined that the respondent has rights or legitimate interests in the domain name, and it wasn’t registered in bad faith. The panelist did not consider reverse domain name hijacking.