Company loses UDRP for Flammea.com.
CKL Holdings N.V has lost another UDRP.
The company, which is tied to Michael Gleissner, unsuccessfully tried to get the domain name Flammea.com from a guy whose last name is Flammea.
It put forth as evidence a DomainIQ page that showed a purported change of ownership in 2010, after the date that CKL claims trademark rights to Flammea.
I’m looking at that same DomainIQ page right now, and it also shows that Paul Flammea owned the domain name before the purported ownership change. The top of the page does show a different owner for a brief period of time. I’m not sure why, but anyone inspecting the entire page would see that Flammea owned it before that date.
Flammea provided evidence to the panel that he registered the domain name in 2006, before CKL claims trademark rights.
At any rate…none of this matters. Because the owner’s last name is Flammea, it was easy for him to show rights or legitimate interests in the domain name.
It does not appear that the respondent asked for a finding of reverse domain name hijacking, nor did the panelist consider it.
Gleissner’s companies are making some controversial trademark and UDRP claims. One of its employees posted on LinkedIn that his responsibilities included “co-existence, consent agreements, etc. to ensure creative resolution of IP disputes, including manipulation of TMs and common law marks to achieve UDRP “reverse domain name hijacking”.
That employee has since updated his LinkedIn profile.