Panel rules that Bernina International is guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over Bernette.com domain name.
Frank Schilling has successfully defended his domain name Bernette.com in a UDRP, and the panel has found BERNINA International AG guilty of reverse domain name hijacking by filing the case.
Bernina is a Swiss company that has sold sewing machines under the Bernette brand since 1985. Schilling acquired the domain name in 2007.
Bernette is a common first and last name, and the parking page at Bernette.com has shown ads related to names, babies, and genealogy.
Bernina tried to buy the domain name between 2010 and 2016. Schilling’s brokers asked for between $26,000-$29,000 on multiple occasions in response to the inquiries. Click here to continue reading…