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TopChef.com is it a UDRP waiting to happen?

TopChef.com dropped and was caught by DropCatch, the auction is already at $4,150. Now most people know the Top Chef brand as a tv show on Bravo. Bravo and others have many live trademarks on the term “Top Chef” These range from entertainme...
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JetBlue suing WalMart over JetBlack

Usually it’s a big company going after the little guy but in this TM dispute it’s JetBlue going against JetBlack. FashionLaw wrote on the dispute between JetBlue and the new ecommerce venture from Walmart. Jetblue versus Jetblack: those are...
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It would have been better to lose this UDRP

The registrant of JustBulbs.com was able to win two (1, and 2) UDRP decisions, 11 years apart. But 3 years later they ended up losing the domain name, $50,000 and attorney’s fees in an ACPA court case. Gerald Levine wrote about the case here. Wha...
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Reality Star forgets to secure domains now dealing with a squatter

Anyone who watches the hit tv show Pawn Stars will be familiar with Chumlee (Austin Lee Russell). Well it seems Chumlee is in the candy business but did not secure the domain names for his business. TMZ posted a story this morning about the owner of chumleescandy.com and chumleescandyontheblvd.com admitting that he regged the domains […]

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Three time Tour De France champ now going after cybersquatters

Over the years you run into people who don’t care much about trademark infringement. They register names that infringe on someone else’s intellectual property. The thought was that if they got a UDRP they would just let the complainant take the domain name, no big whoop. But I would always say to these people, the […]

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Who makes the first move matters

Gerald M. Levine wrote an excellent article that domain investors, especially those that do outbound marketing should read. Levine delves into the subject of who makes the initial contact in a domain negotiation. Levine highlights the loss of Halifax.com and how even fellow domain investors agreed on the respondent losing. From the article: Woe be […]

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