Google Wins Control Of GlassForSnap.com Based On Its Trademark on Glass in UDRP

Google Inc. (“Complainant”), just won the rights to the domain name GlassforSnap.com. The one member panel of James A. Carmody, Esq., found the domain name GlassforSnap.com was confusing similar to Google's trademark on the word "Glass". The domain holder did not submit a response and the domain name went to a page which clearly targeted users of Google and Snapchat. All I can say is if … [Read more...]

SignEasy.com Saved In UDRP But Panel Finds “Sales Page” Not Legitimate or Fair Use

Glykka LLC of San Francisco, California lost its bid to grab the domain name SignEasy.com. The domain name SignEasy.com was registered back on October 7, 2005. The Complainant wasn't even incorporated until March 8th 2013. So the domain owner registered the domain some 7 years before the Complainant even existed. The Complainant trademark is dated July 30, 2013 which is 7+ year after … [Read more...]

xBiz.com Reports Porn.com Has Been Recovered

Yesterday we wrote about a UDRP that was filed against the domain name Porn.com which we said appeared to be stolen out of a Moniker.com account. Today xBiz.com is reporting that the domain Porn.com has been recovered. It maybe interesting to note that when the domain appeared at the new registrar yesterday the domain was under privacy but today privacy was lifted and the owner was listed as … [Read more...]

Very Troubling: 19 Year Old SouthPaw.com Lost in UDRP

Southpaw Enterprises, Inc. just won the rights to the domain name southpaw.com in a UDRP As a term, Southpaw refers to someone who is left handed. The domain name was registered on April 18, 1995. The Respondent bought the domain name in 2002. The Complainant federal trademark registration is dated March 8, 1983 Despite the domain being 19 years old and owned by the current … [Read more...]

15 Year Old QIQ.com Saved In UDRP Against Trademark Registered in 2012

The domain name QIQ.com was saved in a UDRP bought by QIQ Communications Pty Ltd of Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia who got a trademark on the term QIQ in 2012 The domain owner was Netico, Inc. of California registered the domain back on March 28, 1999. The panel refused to find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) although there does not seem to be any reason why RDNH was not … [Read more...]

The 14 Year Old eMoney.com Saved In UDRP Panel Finds $300K Asking Price Ok

Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation just lost its attempt to grab the domain name eMoney.com which was registered back in January 2000. The domain owner was represented by Ari Goldberger and Jason Schaeffer of Esqwire.com The panel found, unlike other panels have found that they $300K price tag was not outrageous. Here are the facts and finding of three member panel of Debrett G. … [Read more...]

Owner Of UGN.com Forced to Defend UDRP Against Someone With No Trademark & No Proof

Talk about a waste of money. The owner of the domain name UGN.com just successfully defended a UDRP against UGN, Inc which was represented by Laura Petrolino of Arment Dietrich, Inc., Illinois The owner of the domain has owned it since at least 2001. Complainant had a trademark for the term UGN SOUND SOLUTIONS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY but not for one for UGN. The one member … [Read more...]