Talk about a waste of money.
The owner of the domain name UGN.com just successfully defended a UDRP against UGN, Inc which was represented by Laura Petrolino of Arment Dietrich, Inc., Illinois
The owner of the domain has owned it since at least 2001.
Complainant had a trademark for the term UGN SOUND SOLUTIONS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY but not for one for UGN.
The one member panelist Sandra J. Franklin, made short work of the decision, throwing the case out since the Complainant failed to “submitted any arguments or proof that is has rights in UGN as a mark, but merely states that UGN, Inc. is its brand name.”
“The Panel finds that Complainant has not met its burden of proof under Policy ¶ 4(a)(i) and, therefore denies the Complaint.
Considering that all three elements of the Policy must be met and that the Complainant has failed to satisfy the very first element, the Panel declines to analyze the other two elements of the Policy.”
So the domain holder had to spend money and time to defend this UDRP that had no basis for a claim.