Bloomberg just lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) on the new gTLD domain name Bloomberg.Site which is owned by someone in China. The URS was not answered by the domain holder. The Examiner Terry F. Peppard found that Bloomberg holds a valid national registration for the trademark and service mark BLOOMBERG, on file with the […]
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White Castle just lost case under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy for the domain name WhiteCastle.Space and the domain holder didn’t even respond. The Examiner although recognized that WHITE CASTLE has trademark rights in the United States long before the domain holder registered the domain name on October 27, 2016. However the domain name […]
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Virgin Enterprise Limited of London, has lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding on the domain name VirginMedia.vip which is owned by Wang Hong Wei of Beijing, China who did not even respond to the URS. The Examiner Mr. Peter Müller concluded that Virgin failed to provide “a single copy of a trademark certificate or […]
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In what be the first case, an Examiner found a “Complaint filed under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding was brought as abuse of the administrative proceeding or with material falsehoods”. The URS involved the generic domain name Grey.email and the Complainant Grey Global Group LLC of New York, New York, which was represented by […]
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This week the WIPO published it stats for the cases it determine under Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) in 2014. Back in September the other major organization that hears UDRP and the only one to decide cases filed under the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (“URS”) the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) announced their stats […]
Netflix finally won a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) case on the domain name Netflix.pics Netflix recently lost two URS cases on the domain names Netflix.news and Netflix.website. There were two difference between this case of Netflix.pics and the other two URS they lose One was the Examiner which in this case was Debrett Gordon Lyons. […]
WIPO released it annual report yesterday for 2014 and Year to Date numbers through September 2015. Cases filed ins 2014 were up only 2% from 2013, with 2,634 cases being lodged by trademarks owners claiming abuse of their mark. Country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) – accounted for 13% of all filings in 2014 with 71 national […]
ICANN has opened the comment period Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPM) implemented for both existing and new gTLDs, including but not limited to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). This Preliminary Issue Report is the result of that request. “The question of who legally has rights to, […]
Tagheuer has become the latest trademark holder to lose a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding on the domain name tagheuer.digital Ho-Hyun Nahm, as Examiner found in favor of the domain holder although the domain did not resolve finding: “Passive holding can be considered as an indication of bad faith. However, in case of the disputed […]
Netflix has lost it’s 2nd Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) decision of the week this time on the domain name Netflix.news A few days ago we wrote about Netflix losing the URS on the domain name Netflix.website in what we described as the strangest decision of the year, which was decided by the same Examiner as […]