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Pinterest Wins Control With 49 Million Visitors Based On Common Law TM of “Pin”

September 1st, 2014 Comments off
Pinterest, Inc. just won control over two domain names and which are active sites driving a huge numbers of members and traffic based off a finding that Pinterest had common law rights to the word “pin” The disputed domain name was registered on June 5, 2008. The disputed domain name was registered on […]
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Why Did Philip Morris Spend $1,500 To File A UDRP On

August 26th, 2014 Comments off
Philip Morris USA Inc,  just won the rights to the domain name in a  UDRP. The fact that the corporate giant won the domain is no surprise,  but I have no idea of why the company would spend $1,500 in just filing fees to get control of a horrible domain name with 4 hyphens. […]
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UDRP Panel Refused To Find RDNH Despite Finding TM Holder Failed To Disclose & Misrepresented

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off
The majority of a three member UDRP refused to find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) despite the fact they found the complainant failed to disclose a previous relationship between  the parties and a previous UDRP between the domain holder and the former company that the trademark holder acquired. The majority of the panel also found […]
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Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

August 21st, 2014 Comments off
Beiersdorf AG, which is located in Hamburg, Germany has just been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name They were represented by in-house counsel In this case the Respondent is Beiersdorf (Tianjin) Petrochemical Co., Ltd., which is located in Tianjin, China. The decision was issued in Chinese and I […]

Be Warned: WIPO Taking Screenshots When A UDRP Is Filed & Giving It To Panel & Why Its A Problem

August 20th, 2014 Comments off
WIPO has been taking Screenshots of whatever is on a domain name as soon as a UDRP Is filed and they have been furnishing the screenshot to the UDRP panel who has been taking the screenshot into account as evidence in making their determination. This revelation came to light by  John Berryhill who read the […]
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INTA Issues 6 Month Bulletin on Results of URS Cases

August 20th, 2014 Comments off
The International Trademark Association (INTA) issued what it called a 6 month  Bulletin on the results of cases filed under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) procedure. INTA says that a total of 92 URS cases have been filed to date 88 with the National Arbitration Forum in the United States (NAF) and four with the […]
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17 Year Old Saved in UDRP Against $4 Billion Company That’s Going Into Domain Hall Of Shame

August 18th, 2014 Comments off
TV Sundram Iyengar and Sons Limited of Madurai of India represented by DePenning & DePenning, just lost its attempt to grab the 17 year old domain name The domain owner P.A. Gordon was represented by which won its second UDRP of the day, Congrats to Ari and Jason. The panel had a very […]
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Vertical Axis Beats Back UDRP On

August 18th, 2014 Comments off
Vertical Axis Inc. represented by Ari and Jason at, just beat back a UDRP on the domain name The complaint was brought by Ritchey Design, Inc. of Nevada which is a “company specializing in bicycle components established in 1974 which has registrations for RITCHEY in the US, Canada and the European Community for […]
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Google Wins Control Of Based On Its Trademark on Glass in UDRP

August 11th, 2014 Comments off
Google Inc. (“Complainant”), just won the rights to the domain name The one member panel of James A. Carmody, Esq., found the domain name was confusing similar to Google’s trademark on the word “Glass”. The domain holder did not submit a response and the domain name went to a page which clearly targeted […]
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August 8th, 2014 Comments off
Glykka LLC of San Francisco, California lost its bid to grab the domain name The domain name was registered back on October 7, 2005. The Complainant wasn’t even incorporated until March 8th 2013. So the domain owner registered the domain some 7 years before the Complainant even existed. The Complainant trademark is dated […]
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