Complaint filed against a .med backer.
Here’s an interesting UDRP case that attacks an applicant for the .med top domain name.
The domains in this dispute are aboutdotmed.com, supportdotmed.com, and thedotmed.com.
The complaint was filed by DotMed.com, Inc. I wrote about DotMed.com back in January when I revealed 115 trademark applications for potential top level domains.
The respondent is HEXAP, which is working with AFNIC to secure the .med domain name.
What makes DotMed.com interesting is that it’s an actual store for medical supplies that has been around for over a decade. But recently it decided to file trademarks for .med for use as a top level domain. This is a very different use than an online medical store.
World Intellectual Property Forum is hearing the case. It should find in favor the respondents, as DotMed.com can’t possibly have any existing trademark rights for the use in which the respondents are using e the domains. Clearly, the respondents have rights or legitimate interests in the domain names.