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“Ah, Puket, let’s file this case and hope they don’t show up.”
Clothing company IMB Textil S.A., which uses the domain name puket.com.br, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) for trying to steal Puket.com through UDRP.
Frank Schilling parked the domain name Puket.com, an alternative spelling of Phuket in Thailand, and it showed links related to to island.
IMB Textil filed the UDRP after initiating purchase negotiations with Schilling, likely through DomainNameSales.com.
Schilling did something smart. …Click here to continue reading.
“Baseless” complaint was a “foolish waste of time”.
Three related hair care products companies have been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking after trying to steal the domain name Verb.com through a UDRP.
Verb Products Inc., Verb Hair Products Canada Inc., and Moroccanoil Israel Ltd. filed the complaint with the assistance of law firm Conkle, Kremer & Engel, PLC.
The three person WIPO panel that heard the case said it agreed with the first statement in domain name owner Richard Bloxham’s response, which read:
This Proceeding is a foolish waste of time involving a dictionary word in which the Respondent has a decade of seniority over the Complainant’s junior claim in hair care products.
That quote came courtesy of Bloxham’s attorney, John Berryhill. …Click here to continue reading
Valuable domain name expired earlier this year and now faces UDRP.
The domain name Bespoke.com expired in May. It went through the entire expiration cycle, making it one of the best domain names to fully expire this year.
Now that buyer is being forced to defend the generic domain in a UDRP, and it might be against the company that let the domain name expire. …Click here to continue reading
Domain theft, a cancelled Sedo sale and Spain’s national soccer league.
Liga de Fútbol Profesional, the Spanish soccer league with 42 teams, has lost a UDRP over the domain name LaLiga.com.
“La Liga” translates to the dictionary term “league”, but the WIPO panelist who heard the case agreed that the term had acquired secondary meaning. The soccer league has multiple trademarks on the term.
Indeed, LaLiga.com was clearly created with the league in mind. It was set up as a fan site.
Pretty standard stuff so far. But this case is gets a bit interesting …Click here to continue reading
Case contradicts prior rulings involving the same complainant, but the panelist in the other cases probably got it wrong.
Clearwater Systems of Akron, Ohio, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking.
It’s a decision that might make the company scratch its head in light of two recent victories using UDRP.