Demand Media, Inc. (DMD) just won a UDRP on the domain name TheBulkRegister.com against The Bulk Register of Ontario, Canada and we have our first nominee for our 2013 “Not the Sharpest Tool In the Shed Award.”
Demand Media, Inc. owns the domain name registrars Enom and BulkRegister.com.
Its a pretty easy win for Demand as it has a trademark for the term BULKREGISTER based on its registration of the mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) registered May 27, 2003, the Respondent’s failure to submit a response and the fact that the domain holder used BulkRegister.com to register the domain name TheBulkregister.com thereby negating much of any chance to plead lack of knowledge of the trademark holder.
The domain name was registered in July 2011.
“‘Respondent must have had actual knowledge of Complainant’s BULKREGISTER mark at the time Respondent registered the domain name because Respondent remarkably used Complainant’s BULKREGISTER registrar service to register the at-issue domain name.”
“Registering a domain name that one knows is confusingly similar to the trademark of another indicates bad faith registration and use under Policy.”
Yes so far the favorite to win our first annual “Not the Sharpest Tool In the Shed Award.”