Roadcam.com Saved in a Very Interesting UDRP With A Very Good Lesson In TM Law

In a very interesting UDRP decision Roadcam, Inc. lost its bid to grab the domain roadcam.com The domain holder is Jon Smejkal of Pittsburg, California Actually there were three domain names in disputed domain names, roadcam.com and roadcam.net dashcamlab.com The case is really interesting because of the allegations of the parties which I have highlighted below the fact that the … [Read more...]

Sofia Vergara Wins Rights To SofiaVergara.org

Sofia Vergara has won control of the domain name SofiaVergara.org which the domain owner alleged was a fan site for the Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominated actress who currently stars in the Emmy Award winning television series, Modern Family. Ms. Vergara appears to own SofiaVergara.com which is registered to the World Entertainment Agency of … [Read more...]

Best Reverse Domain Hijacking UDRP Decision Of 2015: SpeedTest.Org: This Is What We Are Talking About

A three member National Arbitration Forum UDRP panel has finally done like Spike Lee long suggested, do the right thing and called out an attempted theft of a domain name for just what it is, in the case of SpeedTest.org Scene LLC, d/b/a Ookla represented by Jeff Nelson of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, of  Washington, USA have just been found to be guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking … [Read more...]

Domain Holder Who Loses UDRP, Files Federal Court Case Over DirectorsChoice.com

Back in late December we wrote about the domain name DirectorsChoice.com which was lost in our opinion in a very bad UDRP decision. Today the domain holder, Russ Smith, pro se, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court For The District Of New Jersey pursuant to Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA") 15 U.S.C. § 1114 (2)(D) (iv) and(v) to obtain a declaration of … [Read more...]

Troubling Decision: 19 Year Old DesertGolf.com Lost In UDRP To DesertGolfer.com On Common Law Mark

We are only into the first few days of the year we have what I consider to be first horrible UDRP decision of 2015. A one member UDRP panel decision handed by by the National Arbitration Forum by Richard DiSalle as Panelist gave the domain name DesertGolf.com to the owner of the domain DesertGolfer.com The Complainant Pade Publishing, LLC, who has since 2001, published "Desert Golf & … [Read more...]

After 14 Years Porsche Finally Gets Around To Filing & Winning UDRP On Porsches.com

Its pretty hard to believe but it took the car maker Porsche over 14 years to go after the domain name Porsches.com The domain name was registered on March 13, 2000 The domain name is of course the plural of the car makers name properly spelled A pretty bang on trademark issue. However the UDRP wasn't filed until October 23, 2014. The case is not worth discussing except for this … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas Trademark Holders: 15 Year Old DirectorsChoice.com Lost In UDRP

Director's Choice, LLP just won is a UDRP for the domain name directorschoice.com We read through the complaint the other day thought is was a no-brainier win for the domain holder, but as the opinion lays out it seems the three member panel thought it was a no-brainier win for the Trademark Holder. It seems the domain holder acted as his own attorney to respond to the complaint. Not a … [Read more...]