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Weeds, Inc, which is suing to get Weeds.com, engaged in reverse domain name hijacking

This doesn’t bode well for its lawsuit. Earlier this week I wrote that Weeds, Inc. filed a cybersquatting lawsuit over the domain name Weeds.com. The lawsuit was filed despite a pending UDRP it filed with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO just handed down its decision in that case. Unsurprisingly, it found that Weeds, Inc […]

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Etsy fails to get domain name Esty.com in cybersquatting complaint

Panel makes the right decision but I understand why Etsy was upset. Homemade goods and crafts site Etsy.com has lost a dispute it filed with the National Arbitration Forum to get the domain name Esty.com. The case was doomed because the owner of the domain, PortMedia Holdings, registered it four years before Etsy started. In […]

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Chinese man sues after his numeric domain names are stolen

Lawsuit claims 11 domain names such as 0001.com were stolen. Gong Fan of Shenzhen, China has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover 11 numeric .com domain names that he alleges were stolen from him. According to the suit, Gong Fan is the original registrant of 0001.com, 6007.com, 00088.com, 10099.com, 00086.com, 98988.com, 88199.com, 00018.com, 00019.com, 00020.com […]

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Telepathy scores $40,000 from reverse domain name hijacking case

HVAC company agrees to pay $40,000 after filing cybersquatting complaint in abuse of the UDRP. In May 2017, Nat Cohen’s domain name investment firm Telepathy successfully defended its domain name AirZone.com in a UDRP. A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panel found that Corporacion Empresarial Altra S.L., which owns the domain name AirZone.es, had engaged […]

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Zak Muscovitch named interim general counsel of ICA

Former board member will lead legal efforts for domain investor organization. Just weeks after taking on a volunteer role as counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), attorney Zak Muscovitch has been hired as interim counsel. Muscovitch will fill the void left by Phil Corwin. Corwin was counsel to the ICA since it was founded […]

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The Beach Boys go after tribute band’s domain name

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya…domain name. Brother Records, Inc., the company that owns the intellectual property for The Beach Boys band, has filed a cybersquatting dispute against a tribute band over the domain name BeachBoys.org. Good Vibrations, which bills itself as “UK’s Premier Tribute to The Beach Boys”, uses the domain name for […]

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$65,000 legal fees awarded in reverse domain name hijacking case

Judge awards attorney’s fees in exceptional case. A federal district court judge has ordered two men to pay close to $65,000 in attorneys fees after filing a lawsuit over the domain name BeautifulPeople.com and other related domains. In 2015 Beautiful People Magazine, Inc filed a UDRP against the domain names even though their claimed rights […]

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Equifax gets control of 138 Equifax Security domain names

Domain names were registered to take advantage of data breach. Credit bureau Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has successfully won control of 138 domain names that were registered after it reported a security breach this summer. In the wake of the breach, the company set up an official site at EquifaxSecurity2017.com. That’s not an easy domain name to […]

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Bigfoot says it was swindled in celebrity website purchase

Company expected to gross $1.5 million per year from website but now only makes hundreds. Michael Gleissner is keeping his lawyers busy. I’ve written about Gleissner many times due to his questionable trademark and other activities. This time one of his firms, Bigfoot Corporation, is suing (pdf) over a website it bought in 2014. According […]

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Domainer files lawsuit claiming Roxi.com is stolen

Lawsuit seeks to recover Roxi.com. A domain name investor has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to recover Roxi.com, which was allegedly stolen. John Lee of Precision Telephone Services, Inc. filed the lawsuit. The suit claims that he was the original registrant of the domain name in 1999. The domain name was subsequently hijacked from […]

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