As if a flimsy trademark wasn’t enough…
It’s bad enough that Romantic Tours, Inc. has convinced three panels to hand over domain names based on its trademark for “Hot Russian Brides”. Now the company has gone too far: it tried to get a domain name based on a directory on the web site.
Romantic Tours, Inc. filed the case against the owner of JimsLists.com. The reason? One of the directories on his site is called /hotrussianbrides. Specifically, the company tried to get the entire domain name JimsLists.com because of this URL:
Of course, Romantic Tours lost the case. As the arbitrator pointed out, you can’t filed a UDRP because there’s a trademark somewhere in a web site’s naming structure.
The owner of JimsLists.com decided to remove the folders from his web site, but someone needs to challenge this company on its “Hot Russian Brides” trademark filed with the USPTO.