Suit claims WIPO panel was wrong in UrbanHome.com decision.
Last week Michael Berkens wrote about a UDRP decision for UrbanHome.com.
A WIPO panel ruled that the domain name should be transferred to Urban Home of Oxnard, California.
Now the respondent, Technology Online, LLC, has filed a federal lawsuit (pdf) in Nevada to stop the transfer.
Technology Online argues that the panel erred in ordering the domain transferred and is asking for declaratory relief.
Although it may have a point about how the domain is generic, the plaintiff again avoids disclosing when exactly it acquired the domain name. In its UDRP response, Technology Online says the domain was registered in 1998. It says the same thing in the lawsuit. But Technology Online acquired it later. I’m not sure why it didn’t just come out with the date in its suit as it will certainly have to answer the question eventually.