Seller of Stages exercise bikes abused UDRP in effort to get Stages.com domain name.
Portland, Oregon company Foundation Fitness engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name Stages.com, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has ruled.
The company sells stationary exercise bikes under the brand Stages Cycling.
In this case, the registrant of the domain name bought it in the aftermarket in 2014. This was after trademarks were issued to the complainant. Still, the panel determined this was an attempt to get a dictionary word domain name from a rightful owner.
In finding reverse domain name hijacking, the three person UDRP panel cited three reasons: Click here to continue reading…