Sexodrome.xxx Saved in UDRP Despite Trademark: Panel Finds “Drome” is Generic

The Complainant Librairie des Artistes in Paris, France, just lost its bid to gain control over two adult domain names, sexodrome-europe.com and sexodrome.xxx. Disputed domain names and were registered on September 24, 2014. The Respondent is using the domain name to propose referencing links to other websites . The Respondent is using the domain name to run a sex shop online. First, … [Read more...]

Drug Maker Hoffmann-La Roche AG Wins 154 Domains in One UDRP

A WIPO UDRP panel has awarded drug maker F. Hoffmann-La Roche control of 154 domain names in a single UDRP The domain names were owned by dozens of registrants. The decision has not been published yet but you can see why the panel awarded the domain to the drug maker as all of thedomain contained names of drugs that are trademarked and manufactured and/or marketed by F. Hoffmann-La … [Read more...]

Giovanni Laporta CEO of Yoyo.Email Loser of 37 UDRP/URS’s Rants About Domains, TM & More

Giovanni Laporta the CEO Yoyo.Email has made an extensive post on UDRPSearch.com, venting his thoughts about the UDRP/URS process the panelist, the process, domain names, trademarks and his motivation behind YoYo mail and his defense of what he says is around 50 UDRP/URS cases. According to UDRPSearch, YoYo has been the subject of 39 UDRP/URS cases and lost all but 2. These comments were … [Read more...]

Broadcasting War As FashionTV.com Hit With UDRP By FashionTelevision.com

Fashion Television International Limited which owns the domain name FashionTelevision.com has filed a UDRP against FashionTV.com The domain name has been registered to Fashiontv.com GmbH since at least January 2007. It appears the parties have been in litigation or at least threatened litigation for many years according to a page on FashionTV.com According to Wikipedia.org, "FashionTV is … [Read more...]

Efzed Pty Ltd. & Simulate Pty Ltd. Of Australia Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Efzed Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Efzed”), Simulate Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Simulate”), and Mr. Frank Zimmermann of Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia (“Zimmerman”), were just all found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain airlineonline.com. The domain is owned by AviaDesign Ky, Sami Puro of Vantaa, of Finland, and was … [Read more...]

Just Transferred Last Week – UDRP Filed on Kite.com Being Held By Escrow.com

            A UDRP has been filed on the domain name Kite.com The registrant of the domain is currently Escrow.com under the email address of dnholding@escrow.com. While I have no details about Kite.com I can tell you that Escrow.com uses that email address when its holding a domain name that has been sold typically while payments are still … [Read more...]

Hip-Hop Artist Wiz Khalifa Files UDRP On TaylorGang.com, Registered in 2007; TM Filed 2014

Hip-Hop artist and rapper Wiz Khalifa whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, filed a UDRP again the owner of the domain name TaylorGang.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The domain name was first registered in August 2007 according to DomainTools.com but according to Screenshots.com there was a site on the domain going back to 2005. However again according to … [Read more...]