Company files four UDRPs. Are these generic domains or trademarks?
The Southern Company has filed four UDRP cases to get domain names that include a state or region and power company in them:
This will be an interesting set of cases to follow. On the surface these may look like generic domain names. But the Southern Company has subsidiaries named the same as each of these domain names. A lot of this will come down to the intent and use of the registrant.
What could make this interesting is that each case could have different panelists assigned to them. Will they all come to similar conclusions while they work separately to decide the cases? This could be an interesting test of World Intellectual Property Organization’s UDRP practices.