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Splunk UDRP : Malware spreading from bogus domain

The IDN domain spłunk.com has been used to spread malware and perform phishing attacks, riding on the coat-tails of the real Splunk brand. Splunk Inc. of San Francisco, filed a UDRP to take over the domain, which translates as xn--spunk-l7a.com in ASCII. The decision: Transfer the domain. Details follow: Splunk Inc. v. Super Privacy Service […]

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Sport.cat : Catalunya domain lost in trademark dispute

Catalunya is seeking independence from Spain, and the domain Sport.cat has been lost via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Ediciones Deportivas Catalanas, SA, domiciled in Barcelona, ​​Spain, represented by EMME & PI, Spain. They possess a number of trademarks for “SPORT” and “SPORTS” dedicated to the edition of books, magazines and newspapers, among which […]

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German trademark holder grabs lowa.com via the UDRP process

The aged domain lowa.com has been grabbed by a German company founded in 1923. According to the Complaint,  Lowa Sportschuhe GmbH is a leading manufacturer of footwear, in particular hiking, skiing and mountain boots, which sells its “Lowa” branded goods in more than 50 countries worldwide. The domain lowa.com was registered in 2005, and its […]

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Neustar wins UDRP against Australian domain neustar.com.au

Neustar has won the UDRP against the Australian domain, neustar.com.au. In May, the Internet services company filed the UDRP to protect its brand; at the time, we predicted that it would win this case. The Respondent is Ahmad Zaki Hakimi of Sydney, Australia, who failed to file an official response to the Complaint. On July […]

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David Duchovny : Domain UDRP followed up by a trademark application

Actor David Duchovny of “The X-Files” fame, retrieved his matching .com domain, DavidDuchovny.com, via the UDRP process, last month. The decision might have startled some, particularly since the domain was registered and held for almost 20 years. At the time of the UDRP, the Complainant asserted “common law rights” to the DAVID DUCHOVNY mark: “Complainant […]

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HugeDomains : UDRP against FastMill.com ends with RDNH finding

HugeDomains has fought off the UDRP brought against one of its domains, FastMill.com, and the decision was sealed with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainants are FPT Industrie S.p.a. of Italy and REM Industrie S.r.l. of Italy, represented by Brioschi IP, Italy. According to the UDRP: “Complainant holds registered rights in the […]

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“LOL” is Respondent’s action to UDRP against .US domain name

Some Respondents in UDRP cases filed against their domains are quite spontaneous or even combustive. In the case of EDCOrlando.US filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the Respondent had already lost the case against the .com. His response, while unofficial, was quite interesting: “Lol would have sold it for 500 I’ll keep buying domains you […]

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BankWest.com lost after 20 years in a UDRP decision

The registrant of the domain BankWest.com lost it in a UDRP, after holding onto it for more than 20 years. Commonwealth Bank of Australia of Perth, Australia challenged the domain, asserting rights to a BANKWEST trademark going back to 1994. Ravindra Patel, gbe of Morganville, New Jersey, challenged the Complainant’s rights, seeking a finding of […]

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