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Naturals.com loss is a “win” for Indian law firm

Its client lost but the panelist didn’t find reverse domain name hijacking. A UDRP for Naturals.com that was filed in October has been found in favor of the domain name registrant. The case was filed by an India-based chain of hair salons and training centers. It will come as no surprise that the Complainant lost […]

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Walmart’s Vudu is a reverse domain name hijacker

Vudo.com was registered well before the streaming video company existed. Vudu, a streaming video subsidiary of retail giant Walmart, has been found to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Vudo.com. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name owner, even thought the owner registered the domain name well before […]

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Cybersquatting cases at WIPO trending up in 2019

Numbers up slightly so far this year, but still represent a very small subset of domains. The caseload of cybersquatting disputes at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is trending upward so far in 2019. 2,723 cases were filed during the first three quarters of 2019, according to data on WIPO’s website. There were only 2,592 […]

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AgSpace Agriculture tries to reverse hijack domain name

Company filed a UDRP to try to get the unhyphenated version of its domain name. Farming technology company AgSpace Agriculture Limited has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its effort to get the domain name AgSpace.com. It uses the domain Ag-Space.com. The company threatened the owner of the domain prior […]

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Mamar tries to reverse hijack domain from Mrs Jello

Canadian company that owns Mamar.ca tries to get matching .com through UDRP. Mamar Group LTD, a Canadian company that sells products on Amazon and at Mamar.ca, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Mamar.com. The domain is owned by Mrs Jello, LLC, a domain investment company created […]

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Cayenne Sex: Porsche tries to take down escort’s website

Car company was upset about escort’s website that referred to Porsche’s SUV. The car company Porsche filed a cybersquatting complaint against an escort service’s website but ended up flaccid. Porsche was upset that an escort service used the domain name CayenneSex(.)com. Porche makes an SUV called the Cayenne. And it was clear that the sex […]

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The Chronicle of Higher Education defends LinguaFranca.com domain

Man files cybersquatting complaint in an effort to revive Lingua Franca brand. The Chronicle of Higher Education, a publication covering academia, has successfully defended the domain name LinguaFranca.com in cybersquatting dispute. Lingua Franca was a competitor that went bankrupt. In 2002, The Chronicle for Higher Education acquired rights to Lingua Franca and its trademark through […]

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The problem with not finding reverse domain name hijacking

Panelists should find RDNH even when a complainant is just very misguided. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has given a free pass to a Complainant who seemed to not understand the requirements of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Sébastien Paches filed a UDRP to get the domain name Paches.com for a […]

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Tambour Ltd filed complaint that was “bound to fail”

Paint company files abusive cybersquatting complaint. An Israeli paint company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Tambour.com. Tambour is a dictionary word in French that means ‘drum’. Tambour Ltd uses the domain name Tambour.co.il. The paint company reached out to the owner of the domain name […]

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Defunct app maker hit with reverse domain name hijacking

App maker files UDRP and then shuts down its business. The maker of a now-defunct app called Yish has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Yish.com. The company used various domain names including yishapp.com, yish.co, yish.app, yish.io and yish.menu. It understandably wanted Yish.com, but that domain was […]

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