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Panelist makes right call in Zeca.com case

Panelist questions bad faith claim despite no response from domain name owner. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has correctly denied a UDRP filing for Zeca.com, despite the complainant having a long-standing trademark for Zeca and the domain name owner not responding to the dispute. Zeca.com is parked but doesn’t have ads for auto parts […]

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Billionaire’s company sues to get his name in .com

Man asked for $49,999 for DanFriedkin.com domain name. The Friedkin Group, a holding company for billionaire Dan Friedkin’s businesses, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to get the domain name DanFriedkin.com. Rajesh Kumar of Bihar, India registered the domain name last year. It’s unclear the exact sequence of events, but on February 9 Kumar sent this […]

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Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter .com domain names

Suit alleges domain names were stolen after AOL email account was compromised. Daniel Kametani of California has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover six three letter .com domain names that he says were stolen after someone hijacked his AOL email account. The in rem lawsuit against the six domain names was filed in federal district […]

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Michael Gleissner ordered to pay Apple £38,085 in trademark dispute

UK IPO determined revocation proceedings were initiated for ulterior purpose. Michael Gleissner, whose companies have filed a number of questionable trademarks, has been ordered by UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to pay Apple £38,085 as a result of a dispute. Three Gleissner-connected companies filed to revoke 68 Apple trademarks covering terms such as iPhone and […]

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One Championship MMA group guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

Company behind ONE Championship filed a cybersquatting claim in abuse of the policy. Group One Holdings Pte Ltd of Singapore, an Asian mixed martial arts group that runs ONE Championship, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name OneChampionship.com. The case is a classic example of a “Plan […]

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Judge orders Verisign to transfer CostaRica.com domain name

Valuable CostaRica.com domain name will be transferred to prior registrant. A United States District Judge has ordered Verisign to transfer the domain name CostaRica.com to its previous owners, who allege the domain name was stolen. The plaintiffs in the case said the domain name was stolen from their Melbourne IT account in the middle of […]

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20 years after registering IMEC.com, company hit with UDRP

Panel declines to find reverse domain name hijacking despite highly questionable UDRP. Imagine registering a four letter .com domain name for your business in 1996. You use it off and on during that period, and then twenty years later you receive a complaint that alleges you’re cybersquatting. That’s what happened to IMEC Hosting for its […]

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