UDRP panel ordered generic domain name to be transferred to Australian company.
Mrs Jello LLC, a company formed by the late Igal Lichtman, has filed a lawsuit to block the transfer of Camilla.com after an adverse UDRP decision.
Camilla Australia Pty Ltd tried to buy the domain name for AUS $50,000 to upgrade its domain Camilla.com.au. When it was rebuffed by Mrs Jello, it decided to file a UDRP. Mrs Jello had purchased the domain name for $16,100.
Shockingly, a three member UDRP panel found in favor of Camilla Australia Pty, despite the domain being generic and Camilla only receiving trademarks in the name after Mrs Jello acquired Camilla.com.
In the lawsuit, Mrs Jello seeks declaratory judgment that its registration and use of the domain name is not unlawful, and is seeking damages for reverse domain name hijacking. Filing the lawsuit suspends the UDRP order to transfer the domain name.
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Although Camilla Australia is an Australian company, it agreed to jurisdiction in New Jersey when it filed its UDRP.