UDRP Panel Throws Case Out But Doesn’t Find RDNH On Domain Registered 9 Years Before TM

Jobetty LLC, dba Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub lost its attempt to grab the domain name mudpuppies.com The three member panel of Nathalie Dreyfus, Sandra J. Franklin and Diane Thilly Cabell basically threw the case out finding the Complainant's trademark was filed some 9 years after the domain name was registered. However on the issue of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking the panel … [Read more...]

UDRP Panel Passes On Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It Was Complainant & Lawyers 1st Case

A one member UDRP panel passed on making a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name DateLikeaGrownUp.com in large part because; "fact that this appears to be the first time this Complainant or its representative has brought a proceeding." Happy as Clams, Inc. of Long Beach, California brought the UDRP. Here are the relevant facts and findings: 4. Factual … [Read more...]

UDRP filed ON three letter domain RVK.com

            A UDRP was filed today on the three letter domain name RVK.com The domain is owned by Gregory Ricks The domain name was registered under privacy for many years R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc is the Complainant who filed for a trademark on the term back on August 20, 2003 for "Investment consulting services, namely, investment … [Read more...]

Bids.com UDRP Denied As Being Outside The Scope Of UDRP Panel Decision

Insolvency Services Group, Inc., which is the Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors of BIDZ.COM, INC. just won the UDRP on the domain name Bids.com which is currently in an bankruptcy auction with several other domains including Bidz.com The sole panelist Sandra J. Franklin denied the UDRP finding the dispute is outside those cases that should be decided by the UDRP system. As the domain … [Read more...]

Robert Downey Jr. Wins Rights to The Domain Name RobertDowneyJr.Actor

Robert Downey Jr. won the rights to the domain name  RobertDowneyJr.actor in a one member UDRP panel handed down by the National Arbitration Forum. Although the domain in question was a new gTLD Mr. Downey filed the Complainant as a UDRP The registrant who lives in India, Shashank Agarwal, first said he was “publicly known by ‘Robert Downey Jr’ as a screen name in order to pursue his career … [Read more...]

UDRP Panel Rules That The Word “Club” Is Generic

A one member UDRP panel has found that the word "club" is generic The disputed domain names were clubsail.com; clubyachting.com and clubyachting.org however in the case of clubsail.com the domain holder agreed to transfer the domain leaving only the other two domains at issue Here are the relevant facts and finding: The Complainant operates a marine leisure business based in Tenerife. She … [Read more...]

cyclingtips.com.au Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking On Cyclingtips.com

Wallace Media Pty Ltd of Balaclava, Victoria, Australia, which owns the domain cyclingtips.com.au, and was represented by Holding Redlich, Australia has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name cyclingtips.com The domain holder is CyclingTips CA of Quebec, Canada, was represented by ESQwire.com PC The three member panel of Luca Barbero, Andrew F. Christie … [Read more...]