Guess I Was Wrong There Is A Lot Of Cybersquatting Going On In The New gTLD’s: 15X As Much?

Well it seems as the trademark lobby predicted there isa lot of cybersquatting going on in the new gTLD space, a lot more than I thought we would ever see. I was one who thought there would be a negligible amount of trademark infringing domain names registered in the new gTLD space due to the high cost of registration and the small probability of any type in traffic. However just looking at … [Read more...]

UDRP Panel Gives EasyGroup Rights To The Word “Easy”? Awards Domain It Let Expire In 2009

A one member UDRP panel, of William R. Towns seemingly granted EasyGroup Limited of London, the right to all domain names that start with the word "easy" that the company has or will trademark in the future. EasyGroup is the owner of a Community trademark ("CTM") for EASYTRAIN in connection with transportation services, which is was registered on October 21, 2011. I get why the domain holder … [Read more...]

Best Reverse Domain Hijacking UDRP Ever: Asia Charts Of Singapore Guilty & 1st For Asian UDRP Provider

The Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (Kuala Lumpur Office) has returned what we believe is that providers first Reverse Domain Name Hijacking ruling on the domain name AsiaCharts.com, and its on the exact type of case that we have been complaining about, one in which the complainant did not have a trademark. Even worse the domain name was registered 4 years before the Complainant was … [Read more...]

16 Year Old Domain TVBS.com Lost in UDRP: Privacy is Not the Way a Legitimate Business Would Operate

TVBS.com, a domain name registered on April 20, 1998 has been ordered transferred to a trademark holder in a UDRP decision handed down by the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center ("ADNDRC"). Some of the language in the decision is troubling as is the failure of the panel to even consider or discuss the legal concept of latches due to the 16 year delay in taking action. The Complainant … [Read more...]

TM Holder Of Beauty Lab Loses URDP Bid The Grab The Domain MyBeautyLab.com: Too Generic

The owner of the trademark for BeautyLab just lost its attempt to grab the domain name TheBeautyLab.com The sole UDRP panelist Brigitte Joppich bascially found that although the Complainant had valid trademarks registered before the domain name, including in the country where the domain holder operates, the term Beauty Lab was too generic to enjoy any protection in the UDRP process. Here are … [Read more...]

Another No Trademark UDRP Claim Denied Without Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

In yet what is becoming a long line of cases, a UDRP panel summarily dismissed a case against the owner of the domain name RockGaming.com which was registered over 10 years ago back on November 18, 2004 The complaint was brought by Rock Gaming LLC of Michigan who alleged in its complaint that it had "trademark rights in ROCK GAMING" However on this issue the one member panel of Debrett G. … [Read more...]

Frank Schilling Wins UDRP On TableForTwo.com; Complainant Didn’t Like The 89K Price

Frank Schilling's Name Administration won a UDRP on the domain name TableforTwo.com who was defended as usual by John Berryhill. The complaint was brought by Julie Wampler of Washington, D.C. back on September 15th who runs a blog at TableForTwoBlog.com and got a trademark on the term TABLE FOR TWO on March 13, 2013. The Domain Name TableForTwo..com was registered on September 8, … [Read more...]