Bob Olea: “Any Domain Seized, Not Owned By Defendant Will Be Returned”

Good news for anyone who had domain names seized by Verisign as part of an ongoing case who are not related to the defendant in that case. The court appointed receiver Bob Olea sent me an email yesterday to the effect that domain that were not owned by the defendant of the case will be returned to their owners. We wrote about around 5,000 domain names that we seized by Verisign related to a … [Read more...]

Marchex Files Federal Suit Over UDRP On and

Marchex Sales Inc, filed a Federal Lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia today over the domain names, and which were awarded in a UDRP to Tecnologia Bancaria S.A. of Brazil. The lawsuit is for Reverse Domain Hijacking and for Declaratory Relief Under the Lanham Act 15 USC 1114(2)(d)(iv)-(v) & For Tortious Interference with a Contract. In addition … [Read more...]

2 Texas DUI Lawyers Battle Over Trademarked Domains: Vs. reported on a dispute between Tyler Flood, a Houston DUI lawyer who filed a lawsuit against The Law Offices of Mark Hull, based in Austin for trademark infringement over a domain name. "Flood alleges that the Hull firm violated his trademark, which he alleges he began using in 2006 but didn't register with te USPTO until 2013 by using the "confusing and similar" … [Read more...]

As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice he received overnight on domain names he owned. The Domain … [Read more...]

Google Sued For Trademark Infringement Over Google Plus By Owned Of

Andre Rossouw filed a lawsuit against Google over its Google Plus service claiming it violates its own trademark for GOOGABOX. The Plaintiff's also own the the domain name The Plaintiff also sued what appears to be Google's attorney in this matter Eric Ball in one of the counts of the Complaint Here are the highlights of the lawsuit that was filed in the District Court of the … [Read more...]

Twitpic is Shutting Down Due To Trademark Issue With Twitter

According to a post on its company blog, Twitpic which has been around since 2008 is shutting down after due to trademark issues with Twitter. The company explained the situation and the back story on its blog post: ""Twitpic will be shutting down September 25th. You will be able to export all your photos and videos. We’ll let everyone know when this feature is live in the next few … [Read more...]

Nominet Handles 674 Domain Complaints Down 17%; 55% Result in Domain Transfer

Nominet the company that operates the and now the .uk domain name extension (ccTLD)  just released its report for its Dispute Resolution Service in 2013 (DRS). In 2013 Nominet handled 674 complaints down 17% from 2012 although the number of domain names registered increase 2,7% Brands using the DRS in 2013 included Lego, Swarovski, Cash Converters, O2, Virgin, L’Oreal, Coast Fashions, … [Read more...]