“The Donald” Goes After The Domain TrumpCard.com In A UDRP

Domain Trump has filed a UDRP on the domain name Trumpcard.com The domain name TrumpCard.com was first registered in 1998. While the Donald owns some casinos or at least has his name on them, the term Trump Card has a meaning well before the time there was a Donald Trump and well before he ever owned a casino. The domain is owned under privacy since 2011. The last time it was owned by … [Read more...]

Fiesta.com Hit With A UDRP

          The extremely generic domain name Fiesta.com has been hit with a UDRP filing. The complainant is Dean & Simmons, Sàrl Heintz Van Landewyck S.à.r.l. which as the best as I can tell has a pending but not yet registered trademark on the term and is actually facing abandonment by April 2015. Del Monte foods  also has a recently filed … [Read more...]

Fox Sports Owned Domain SportsSouth.com Saved In A UDRP Decision: No Use in 4+ Years Is Not Bad Faith

Well here is something you don't see very often in UDRP land a Fortune 500 Company defending a domain name it owns against a UDRP claim and they didn't even elect to pay for a three member panel The UDRP was brought by Sports South, LLC on the domain SportsSouth.com which is owned by Fox Sports Networks, LLC and registered at Mark Monitor The Sports South, LLC domain name claimed that there … [Read more...]

Snapchat Loses UDRP On SnapChatCheck.com

Snapchat, Inc. just lost a UDRP on the domain name snapchatcheck.com and the domain holder didn't even respond. Houston Putnam Lowry, Chartered Arbitrator, was the sole  Panelist. Here are the highlights: "Complainant claims Respondent has not provided any bona fide offering of goods or services, or made a legitimate noncommercial or fair use of the disputed domain name.  Complainant … [Read more...]

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...]