Two Letter Domain Lost In UDRP “Bought As Part Of A $1M Domain Portfolio Purchase in 2014″

In an interesting  UDRP decision today  the domain holder Futurename of Paris said they purchased a 1,000 domain name portfolio for  $1,000,000 in August  2014. Some of the domain names purchased according to Futurename have the following values:  colis.com USD 7,600, though.com, USD 59,000, monnaie.fr – EUR 10,000, bons.com – USD 12,000, milkshake.net – USD 4,000. The domain at issue in the … [Read more...]

After Almost 8 Years Twitter.com Finally Files UDRP To Get Typo Domain Twiiter.com

                            I have no idea why, but it took Twitter.com almost 8 years to file a UDRP over a very popular misspelling of its domain name. The domain name Twiiter.com was registered under privacy in March 11, 2007. The domain since at least 2011 according to … [Read more...]

UDRP expenses count as injury in TM Dispute

Rebecca Tushnet wrote on her blog about a case that included UDRP expenses being counted as injury in a recent TM case between Migliore & Associates, LLC v. Kentuckiana Reporters, LLC. From the article: Intro: “The court reporter game is a tough racket. It’s tougher still when a competitor registers an internet domain name that is confusingly similar to your business name then links it to … [Read more...]

EasyGroup Owner of Easy Jet Found Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

EasyGroup Limited of London which owns Easy Jet, was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RNDH) on the domain name easygroup.com from Easy Group Holdings Limited of Kowloon, Hong Kong, The three member UDRP panel split in its decision, as panelist Jane Lambert did not agree in the finding of RDNH. We have written before about the companies seeming plan to get ownership of the … [Read more...]

After 6 Years Owner Of The Adult Site Brazzers Files UDRP Against Affiliate Brazers.com

A UDRP has been filed against the domain name Brazers.com which is a typo of one of the most popular adult sites Brazzers.com which uses also uses the domain name Brazzersnetwork.com to which Brazers.com is actually forwarding to. The complaint was filed by Licensing IP International S.à r.l which also owns pornhub.com, youporn.com and redtube.com to name a few.  The company used to be known as … [Read more...]

LeatherCrown.it, Holder of Italian Trademark Awarded LeatherCrown.com In UDRP Based On Links On Parked Page

Oscar Studio di Cavallin Oscar of Veneto, Italy, which owns an  Italian Trademark  on the term "leather crown" just won a UDRP on matching .com LeatherCrown.com which was owned by Rob Monster of Epik who registered the domain name on July 18, 2012. The Complainant operates its site at LeatherCrown.it and has a Italian trademark registered on November 29, 2010 (filed July 28, 2009) in class 25 … [Read more...]

16 Year Old Domain Alessandro.com Saved In UDRP Owned By A Guy Named Alessandro

Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany, just lost its bid to grab the domain name Alessandro.com from a guy named Alessandro In this case Alessandro Gualandi. The one member panel of Pablo A. Palazzi however refused to find reverse domain name hijacking which I thought was appropriate under the circumstances Here are the highlights: "Complainant is a company dedicated … [Read more...]