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Attorney Who Represented Wi.com in UDRP Offers To File Response For New Owner For Free If Another UDRP is Filed

March 15th, 2017 Comments off

Yesterday we published a post about the domain name Wi.com which is in auction at Namejet.com and was the subject of an unsuccessful UDRP filed in 2015. The attorney who successfully represented the current owner of the Wi.com,   Stevan Lieberman in the 2015 UDRP has just left a comment on TheDomains.com post offering to […]

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Curt Schilling Files UDRP on Matching Domain CurtSchilling.com

January 5th, 2017 Comments off

Boston pitching legend Curt Schilling has filed a UDRP on his Matching .Com domain name CurtSchilling.com Mr. Schilling has also spoken about political ambitions running for Senator against Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts’ 2018 Senate race. It appears the domain names has been owned by  third parties since at least 2002. The domain name CurtSchilling.com […]

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WIPO UDRP Filings up 4.6% in 2015

March 18th, 2016 Comments off

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “cybersquatting claims” by just 4.6% last year In 2015, 2,754 Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) claims were filed, a 4.6% increase on the number in 2014. New gTLDs accounted for 10.5% of the number UDRP’s filed. The New gTLDs .xyz, .club and .email were among […]

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1st Reverse Domain Hijacking Finding of The Year & Bretzel Ditsch GmbH Of Germany is Guilty

January 4th, 2016 Comments off

Bretzel Ditsch GmbH from Mainz, Germany, represented by Horak Attorneys, Germany was found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain name Ditsch.com which was registered on June 28, 1998. To the best of our knowledge this is the first RDNH finding of 2016 (although the decision was entered on December 24th but just […]

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Frank Schilling’s Name Administration Wins Another UDRP on 16 Year Old Torneo.com

November 3rd, 2015 Comments off

Frank Schilling’s Name Administration Inc represented as usually by John Berryhill, Ph.D, Esq., has won another UDRP this time on the domain name Torneo.com which was registered on September 28, 1999. “Torneo” is the common Spanish and Italian word for “tournament” The UDRP was filed by Sport and Fashion Management PTE. LTD. of Moscow, Russian […]

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2014 Final UDRP Stats From WIPO & NAF: 0.003% of All Domains Subject to A UDRP/URS

October 16th, 2015 Comments off
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 […]

WIPO Publishes 2014 UDRP Figures & 2015 YTD: 14% of WIPO’s 2015 Cases Are New gTLD’s

October 13th, 2015 Comments off
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 […]

Apple Inc. Wins AppleId.com and AppleAccount.com In UDRP

June 1st, 2015 Comments off
Apple Inc. has now won two domain names in separate UDRP cases. The first one was the domain name AppleID.com in a case that was terminated and the second and latest was AppleAccount.com which was ruled upon.

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 […]

Vertical Axis Holds on to ParkRoyal.com after complainant is denied in UDRP

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

In a 3 panelist ruling Vertical Axis holds on to ParkRoyal.com but there is no finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.

1. The Parties

1.1 The Complainants are Grupo Costamex, S.A. de C.V. (“Costamex”) of Mexico City, Mexico and Operación y Supervisión de Hoteles, S.A. de C.V. (“Opyssa”) of Cancun, Mexico, represented internally.

1.2 The Respondent is Vertical Axis Inc. of Barbados, represented by ESQwire.com PC, United States of America.

Factual Background

4.1 The Complainants are part of the same group of companies and conduct business in the tourism sector. One of the Complainants, Costamex, is the parent company in this group. The Complainants’ business began in Mexico in 1984.

4.2 The Complainants’ revenues in 2010 were USD 222 million and they have 30 sales offices around the world. Their customer base comes from a large number of countries but is primarily from the North American continent.

4.3 The Complainants’ business first used the “Park Royal” brand in relation to its hotels in 1989. “Park Royal” hotels have subsequently been opened in various places in Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Complainants’ group of companies has been part of the RCI affiliation program since 1999, which has resulted in its Park Royal hotels being promoted among the RCI’s 3.7 million members around the world.

4.4 The Complainants also promote their business from a website operating from the url “www.royal-holiday.com”.

4.5 One of the Complainants, Costamex, is the owner of various trade marks that comprise of or incorporate the term “Park Royal” in one form or another in Mexico, the United States and Puerto Rico. Those marks include:

(i) Mexican registered trade mark no. 669695 for the word mark PARKROYAL in class 42 with a filing date of May 6, 1998. This is the earliest registered trade mark relied upon.

(ii) United States registered trade mark no. 3146797 for the word mark PARK ROYAL in class 39.

4.6 The Respondent is a well-known dealer and speculator in domain names. A company with the name Vertical Axis Inc. was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in January 2002, but this would appear to be the predecessor in business to the Respondent, which is incorporated in Barbados with company no. 24264. Although it is registered in Barbados and two of its directors give addresses in Barbados, its third director, Mr. Ham, has an address in Vancouver, Canada.…

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