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Outdoorsy.com : 18 year old domain lost via the UDRP process

Outdoorsy.com, a domain registered in 1999, has been taken away from its registrant via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Outdoorsy, Inc. that possess a registered US trademark for OUTDOORSY since 2016: “Vehicle rental and leasing services; and reservation services for the rental and leasing of vehicles, namely, rental reservations for automobiles, trucks, cars, land […]

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Surge in RDNH cases a legacy of the theory of Retroactive Bad Faith

What do these Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings have in common? — Dreamlines GmbH, a German cruise promoter, files a UDRP dispute on dreamlines.com, a domain registered 10 years before that company was formed. They do not allege any infringing use. Cognate Nutritionals, Inc., a Connecticut beverage company, which sells a coconut oil brain...

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The Rise and Fall of the UDRP Theory of ‘Retroactive Bad Faith’

Since its establishment in 1999, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy has required complainants to prove inter alia, “bad faith registration”. In practice, this has meant that where a domain name was registered before a trademark came into existence, that “bad faith registration” would be considered chronologically impossible. This logical approach was succinctly explained...

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Indian sarees : RDNH finding in Hakoba.com UDRP

Hakoba.com was registered in 1998 and for almost 20 years it has been the primary source of income for its owner. Mukesh Shah of Floral Park, New York, operates Hakoba.com to sell saris made in India. Hakoba Lifestyle Limited of Mumbai, India, filed a UDRP against the owner of the domain, along with two other […]

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Yeti vs. Rtic : UDRP decision might surprise some!

Strong trademarks such as the Yeti mark for coolers have led to a large number of UDRP wins for the Complainant. In the case of the domains YetiVsRtic.com and RticVsYeti.com the result was a refusal of transfer by the National Arbitration Forum. What led to that decision? According to the Respondent’s arguments in this case: […]

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Domainer vs. Coca-Cola and the HonestDrink.com UDRP

Bring it on, Coca-Cola. “I’m a domainer and I have my lawyer” – this was part of the private response of the HonestDrink.com registrant, when he was contacted by the Coca-Cola lawyers. The fizzy drink giant chose to file a UDRP against the owner of the domain HonestDrink.com. Formally, the Complainants are Honest Tea, Inc. […]

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Can’t win them all : Mike Mann lost UDRP for ArneJacobsen.com

Domain investor, Mike Mann, just lost the UDRP for the domain ArneJacobsen.com at the WIPO. The Complainant is Arne Jacobsen Design I/S of Virum, Denmark, represented by Horten Advokatpartnerselskab, Denmark. According to the UDRP filing, the Complainant has rights to the ARNE JACOBSEN mark, and its iconic founder passed in 1971. “Mr. Jacobsen was a […]

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