Archive for the ‘URS’ Category

URS Examiner Hands Over PPR.Wang Without Even Citing Complainant’s Trademark

November 3rd, 2014 Comments off
KERING of Paris, France just won a proceeding under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy to get the domain name PPR.Wang Suspended Mr. Sebastian Matthew White Hughes, was the Examiner who found that KERING owned a trademark on the term “PPR” The problem I have with this decision is that the Examiner didn’t take the […]
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Houston We Have A Problem: 2 URS Examiners Can’t Agree If The Same Company Owns A Trademark

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off
My man Raymond Hackney who writes posts for, as well as his own blog at, pointed out two diametrically opposed URS decisions filed by the same complainant Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc. of New York, one of which concludes they own the trademark to the clothing line of Aeropostale and the other examiner finding […]
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FC Barcelona Loses Attempt To Grab The Domain Name:

October 10th, 2014 Comments off
FC Barcelona just lost its attempt to score the domain name away from Joerg Lindemer of Neuenburg, Germany in a Uniform Rapid Suspension proceeding (URS). The Football Association Premier League Limited did much better winning a UDRP on the new gTLD, (here is the link to that case) Here are the highlights of […]
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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 […]

YoYo.Email Defends URS on By Attaching A Copy Of Its Recently Filed Suit

September 5th, 2014 Comments off
Andrew over at has been covering the myriad of  URS cases filed again YoYo.Email and today the company successful defended a URS against  eHarmony based it seemed on the lawsuit it filed last week. The examiner Honorable Karl V. Fink (Ret.), cited the lawsuit between Complaint in Yoyo.Email, LLC v. Playinnovation, LTD (filed August […]
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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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RMIT University Loses URS On RMIT.Education, To A Parked Page With Links To It

August 11th, 2014 Comments off
RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia lost its bid to get the domain name suspended through a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding. Its a pretty amazing finding in that the  domain holder didn’t even respond to the URS, Complainant had a valid trademark, and the domain name  is parked and contains links to the school, […]
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Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names Wins Another URS On Hello.Photo

August 10th, 2014 Comments off
Frank Schillings North Sound Names has won another Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) on the domain name Hello.Photo to Complainant, HOLA S.L. of Madrid, Spain, who has trademarked “HELLO!”, “in one or more countries”. John Berryhill, represented North Sound Names. Omar Haydar, the examiner found: The Respondent has registered the domain name , and is the […]
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Principal Financial Loses URS On Principal.Guru

August 7th, 2014 Comments off
Principal Financial Services,just lost a Uniform Resolution Proceeding on the domain name Principal.Guru The company filed a separate URS on the domain names Which case has not been decided yet but I would not expect that to go any better for Principal than this URS. The record shows Respondent’s use of the disputed […]
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Have Trademark Holders Given Up On The URS? Last 17 Disputes Filed, 15 Were UDRP’s

July 6th, 2014 Comments off

Have trademark holders given up on the Uniform Resolution Service?

The URS is something that trademark holders and their representative pushed for at ICANN for years.

A cheap, quick take down on obviously trademark infringing new gTLD domain registrations.

Although the URS is exactly that a much cheaper and quicker process than a UDRP, if a trademark holder wins a URS the domain registration is simply suspended for the term of the registration and becomes available for re-registration once it drops.

Since June 15th, 26 UDRP have been filed on new gTLD domain names while only 6 URS have been filed.

The last URS was filed on June 30 on the domain name and the one before that on June 26th on the domain name ibm.xn--3ds443g. Since June 26th, 15 UDRP’s were filed.

It looks like trademark holders are for the moment opting for filing UDRP’s in lieu of URS

Here are the UDRP filed on new gTLD’s from June 15, 2014:

D2014-1172, L’Oréal SA

D2014-1171 NVIDIA Corporation

D2014-1167 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

D2014-1145 Sanofi

D2014-1138 CLARINS

D2014-1144 Kabushiki Kaisha Fast Retailing, dba Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.,





D2014-0999 Clarins

D2014-1116 Koninklijke KPN N.V.

D2014-1102 Aktiebolaget Electrolux


D2014-1091 Lonely Planet Global, Inc.

D2014-1083 OSRAM GmbH

D2014-1077 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Petrobras

D2014-1075 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A – Petrobras

D2014-1076 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A – Petrobras

D2014-1054 sheraton.caB Sheraton International IP, LLC Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. The Sheraton LLC -
D2014-0698 Statoil ASA (“Statoil”)

D2014-1040,, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

D2014-1038 OshKosh B’Gosh, Inc

D2014-0434 Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG

D2014-0576 Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG

D2014-1029 “Dr. Maertens” Marketin

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