Back in November we told you that Nat Cohen’s Telepathy filed a Federal Lawsuit over the domain name SDT.com which he owned after a UDRP was filed.
Nat has informed us that the case has now been settled and SDT paid $50,000 to settle it.
After a UDRP was filed on SDT.com, Telepathy filed a federal lawsuit in federal court requesting statutory damages for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, a statement that its ownership of SDT.com was lawful, and attorney’s fees.
SDT was advised by represented by Novagraaf.
Novagraaf had previously been censured twice by UDRP panels for bringing frivolous complaints.
SDT filed the UDRP complaint after failed purchase negotiations, and after it represented that it had no legal rights to the SDT.com domain name.
Telepathy was represented by David Weslow of Wiley Rein.
This is excellent news for all domain owners especially those with generic domains that get hit with frivolous UDRP’s and spending money to defend them
It’s about time! Thanks for this great post.
Great to hear !!!
Oh yea!!!! Bow bow bow to Nat.
Carry Nat on your shoulder!!
Yea, you can UDRP those damn Gtlds but don’t mess around with dot COM.
Great news! It’s about time.
No precedent to reference. To costly to see it through?
Good news indeed. Nat is fighting well in all UDRP/INDRP process and generally win. Happy to read this.
Michael Berkens says
The Max award is $100K
To pursue this case to trial it would cost more than $50K in legal fees so wouldn’t make any sense to keep going
And although its not case law you certain can point this post out to anyone the next time they threaten to file a UDRP on a generic domain name you own.