UK health software company claims that owner of Patient.com is cybersquatting.
Egton Medical Information Systems Limited, an electronic healthcare records software company, has filed a UDRP against the domain name Patient.com.
The domain name was registered in 1997 but was acquired at Sedo in 2012, according to historical whois records. I don’t believe the sale was ever made public. The domain name currently resolves to a “coming soon” page.
Egton owns a consumer facing website called Patient.co.uk.
It appears that Egton, which primarily serves the UK market, just filed a trademark application in the United Kingdom for “Patient”. (Go to page 2 of this link to see it.) The application was filed February 10 and is still under examination.
Barring any extreme circumstances here, I can’t help but think that Egton is seriously misunderstanding or abusing the policy.