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Should Zions Bank have been hit with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?

Panelist questions Zions Bank’s decision to file a UDRP. I want to give World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Tony Willoughby some credit. He recently decided a case involving Zions Bank. He found in favor of a person in Pakistan who registered ZionVPN.com to start a VPN internet service. It was quite clear what the registrant’s […]

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FIFA wins FIFA.net cybersquatting claim

Soccer’s governing body gets FIFA.net to use along with its FIFA.com domain name. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has awarded soccer’s (sorry, football) governing body the domain name FIFA.net. Fédération Internationale de Football Association, aka FIFA, filed a cybersquatting complaint against Winsum Wong of China. Wong did not appear to be using the FIFA.net […]

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ICP.com UDRP denied but no reverse domain name hijacking

Spanish company that uses ICP.es can’t have ICP.com. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP filed against the domain name ICP.com, but the panel did not consider if the complainant was guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Información, Control y Planificación, S.A., a diversified company in Spain that uses the domain name […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking in HUG.com case

Hospital organization tried to reverse hijack valuable domain names, panel says. Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, a group of hospitals in Geneva, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain names Hug.com, hug.net and hug.org. The hospital organization filed a UDRP against the owner of the domain names after it […]

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Tejano band Intocable lets domain expire, loses cybersquatting claim

Whoever dropped the ball on renewing this domain really screwed up. Grammy-nominated Tejano/Norteño musical group Intocable has lost a cybersquatting complaint it filed to recover the domain name Intocable.com. It filed the case after it neglected to renew the domain. The music group filed a UDRP against the previous owner of the domain in 2015. […]

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The late Igal Lichtman, aka Mrs Jello, loses a horrible UDRP decision

Panel re-writes UDRP and “registered in bad faith” requirement. The heirs of the late Igal Lichtman, commonly known in domain name circles as Mrs Jello, have lost a UDRP decision for the common name Camilla.com. The case was filed by Australian clothing company Camilla Australia Pty Ltd, which uses the domain Camilla.com.au. A three person […]
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RDNH should have been considered in BankWell.com decision

Panelist gets decision correct but doesn’t consider reverse domain name hijacking. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has denied New Canaan, Connecticut-based Bankwell Financial Group in its cybersquatting complaint against Bankwell.com. However, panelist Peter Dernbach did not consider if Bankwell engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by bringing the case. He probably should have. The […]
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Khloe Kardashian gets her (domain) name

Khloe will get domain name registered shortly after her first TV appearance. TV celebrity Khloe Kardashian has won a cybersquatting dispute, and will soon by the proud owner of the KhloeKardashian.com domain name. Kardashian and her agents filed the case against the domain name with World Intellectual Property Organization nearly two months ago. The domain […]
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Major.com UDRP denied, but no RDNH

A UDRP for a major domain name. A single member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP filed by Major Wire Industries Limited against the owner of Major.com. Panelist Christopher S. Gibson declined to find reverse domain name hijacking, though. Major Wire Industries has been around since the 1800s, and decided to go […]
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