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High Court in the UK: ISP Must Block Sites Selling Counterfeit Goods

October 20th, 2014 Comments off
According to Theguardian.com, The High Court in the UK has ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISP) must try to block sites selling counterfeit goods at their own cost. “The case was brought by luxury brands in the Richemont/Cartier group, demanding that the UK’s five major ISPs – BSkyB, BT, EE, TalkTalk, and VirginMedia – block […]
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WARNING: Stolen Domain Names Slash.com & County.com Are Being Shopped Around

October 14th, 2014 Comments off
We have received a report from Andrew Rosener of MediaOptions.com that at least two domain names, Slash.com & County.com have been stolen from NetworkSolutions.com and are being shopped around for sale. In a email Andrew wrote: “I wanted to notify everyone that we have just discovered a domain theft at Network Solutions which I do […]

Bob Olea: “Any Domain Seized, Not Owned By Defendant Will Be Returned”

October 11th, 2014 Comments off
Good news for anyone who had domain names seized by Verisign as part of an ongoing case who are not related to the defendant in that case. The court appointed receiver Bob Olea sent me an email yesterday to the effect that domain that were not owned by the defendant of the case will be […]

Marchex Files Federal Suit Over UDRP On Banco24horas.com and Banco24horas.net

October 6th, 2014 Comments off
Marchex Sales Inc, filed a Federal Lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia today over the domain names, banco24horas.com and banco24horas.net which were awarded in a UDRP to Tecnologia Bancaria S.A. of Brazil. The lawsuit is for Reverse Domain Hijacking and for Declaratory Relief Under the Lanham Act 15 USC 1114(2)(d)(iv)-(v) & For Tortious Interference […]
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Marchex Files Federal Suit Over UDRP On Banco24horas.com and Banco24horas.net

October 6th, 2014 Comments off
Marchex Sales Inc, filed a Federal Lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia today over the domain names, banco24horas.com and banco24horas.net which were awarded in a UDRP to Tecnologia Bancaria S.A. of Brazil. The lawsuit is for Reverse Domain Hijacking and for Declaratory Relief Under the Lanham Act 15 USC 1114(2)(d)(iv)-(v) & For Tortious Interference […]
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2 Texas DUI Lawyers Battle Over Trademarked Domains: DontBlow.com Vs. DoNotBlow.com

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
TexasLawyer.com reported on a dispute between Tyler Flood, a Houston DUI lawyer who filed a lawsuit against The Law Offices of Mark Hull, based in Austin for trademark infringement over a domain name. “Flood alleges that the Hull firm violated his trademark, DoNotBlow.com which he alleges he began using in 2006 but didn’t register with […]
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As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

Google Sued For Trademark Infringement Over Google Plus By Owned Of Googabox.com

September 7th, 2014 Comments off
Andre Rossouw filed a lawsuit against Google over its Google Plus service claiming it violates its own trademark for GOOGABOX. The Plaintiff’s also own the the domain name GOOGABOX.com. The Plaintiff also sued what appears to be Google’s attorney in this matter Eric Ball in one of the counts of the Complaint Here are the […]
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Twitpic is Shutting Down Due To Trademark Issue With Twitter

September 7th, 2014 Comments off
According to a post on its company blog, Twitpic which has been around since 2008 is shutting down after due to trademark issues with Twitter. The company explained the situation and the back story on its blog post: “”Twitpic will be shutting down September 25th. You will be able to export all your photos and […]
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Nominet Handles 674 Domain Complaints Down 17%; 55% Result in Domain Transfer

August 28th, 2014 Comments off
Nominet the company that operates the .co.uk and now the .uk domain name extension (ccTLD)  just released its report for its Dispute Resolution Service in 2013 (DRS). In 2013 Nominet handled 674 complaints down 17% from 2012 although the number of domain names registered increase 2,7% Brands using the DRS in 2013 included Lego, Swarovski, […]
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