Vertical Axis Holds on to after complainant is denied in UDRP

In a 3 panelist ruling Vertical Axis holds on to but there is no finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. 1. The Parties 1.1 The Complainants are Grupo Costamex, S.A. de C.V. (“Costamex”) of Mexico City, Mexico and Operación y Supervisión de Hoteles, S.A. de C.V. (“Opyssa”) of Cancun, Mexico, represented internally. 1.2 The Respondent is Vertical Axis Inc. of Barbados, … [Read more...]

12 Year Old Dictionary Word, Domain Name, Saved In UDRP

Parlance Corporation lost a UDRP against on the domain name Of course the domain name is also a dictionary word and the panel found  "the Complaint fails to establish either bad-faith registration or bad-faith use" so the panel should have found Reverse Domain Name Hijacking but didn't even discuss the issue. Here are the relevant findings by the one member … [Read more...]

Russian Registrar Regtime Ltd. Lose Two Legal Rights Objections To PIR’s .OPR & .Verisign’s .KOM

Regtime Ltd. and Legato Ltd of the Russian Federation  just lost two separate Legal Rights Objections at WIPO on the new gTLD strings .OPR and .KOM In The .OPR case the company objected to the Public Interest Registry (PIR) application of .OPR. PIR operates the .Org registry. The second objection was to Verisign's new gTLD application for .Kom which is the more interesting decision in my … [Read more...]

Donuts Beats Back Academy Sports Legal Rights Objection To new gTLD .Academy

Academy, LTD., d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors lost is Legal Rights Objection filed against Half Oaks, LLC (a Donuts compny) application for the new gTLD .Academy finding that "the common generic use of the term “academy”, as well as the lack of clear evidence showing widespread public recognition of the Objector’s ACADEMY marks, standing alone, weigh heavily in the Applicant’s favor. In this … [Read more...]

Biotechnology Industry Organization Loses WIPO Legal Rights Objection On New gTLD .Bio

Biotechnology Industry Organization of Washington, lost its Legal Rights Objection filed against Starting Dot applied for new gTLD .bio. Here are the relevance findings by the one member WIPO panel: A fundamental issue in this proceeding is the appropriate recognition of the word “bio” by different sectors of the public, founded on differences in the basic meaning of the word, and on … [Read more...]

Blue Cross Loses Legal Rights Objection To Block the New gTLD .Blue

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association just lost a Legal Rights Objection to Afilias Limited new gTLD application for .Blue Here are the relevant findings by the three member WIPO panel: ""The Applicant has not denied that it was aware of the Objector when it lodged the Application. However, on the evidence which has been produced, the Panel has no reason to doubt the Applicant’s assertion … [Read more...]

WIPO Denies Another Legal Rights Objection To .Music: Community Trademarks Of Objector “Not Bona Fide”

A WIPO panel has rejected another Legal Rights Objection to the new gTLD .Music . This objection was to Famous Fours application to operate the .Music registry and was filed by another applicant for .Music, DotMusic Limited/Constantinos Roussos. The panel basically found that the community trademarks of the Objector were not bona fide: The Objector filed for registration of its .MUSIC and … [Read more...]