The domain name HomeDecoratorSale.com was lost in a one member UDRP panel.
The complainant won the case based on its two trademark one the term Dome Decorators and one on the term HOME DECORATORS COLLECTION.
The domain name was forwarded to a site “that hosts an online retail store that sells home décor, furnishings, and accessories.”
The panel found that the domain holders use “of the confusingly similar disputed domain name (was) to directly compete with Complainant”.
The panel went on to agree with the complainant’s statement that “in light of the fame and notoriety of Complainant’s HOME DECORATORS and HOME DECORATORS COLLECTION marks, it is inconceivable that Respondent could have registered the <homedecoratorsale.com> domain name without actual and/or constructive knowledge of Complainant’s rights in the mark.
Home Decorator is a term we only have heard about or know about because of the trademark of HOME DECORATORS COLLECTION?
I don’t think so
Getting a trademark on the plural of what otherwise is a generic term now also gives that trademark holder the rights to the singular generic term as well?
If so what are all these suggested alternative terms doing under Google when I search for Home Decorator?