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Jolly.com UDRP: “Is someone trying to steal it from me?”

Woman is understandably confused that someone tried to get the domain Jolly.com through a UDRP. A Turkish company has failed to take the domain name Jolly.com away from its owner, who was understandably confused by being on the receiving end of a UDRP. Club Jolly Turizm ve Ticaret A.Ş. filed the complaint against Jon B. […]

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Miray Software AG nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

German software company Miray Software AG has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Miray.com. The company uses the German country code domain name Miray.de. The owner of the domain name, who is located in the United States, registered the domain name shortly after Miray claims that it […]

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UDRP after GDPR: challenges without Whois

Lack of public Whois makes filing a UDRP a two-step process. GDPR is impacting the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy process. Without public Whois, companies that believe someone is cybersquatting on their domain might have to “go blind” into a UDRP filing; they won’t know who the domain name registrant is. This is one of […]

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Another day that ends in Y, another reverse domain name hijacking

Verdant Services of Seattle guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Well, it’s another day that ends in ‘y’, so I have another reverse domain name hijacking case to report. This time it’s Verdant Services, Inc. of Seattle trying to reverse domain name hijack Verdant.com. It owns the domain VerdantServices.com. The domain name is owned by […]

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Insurance company Allianz tries reverse domain name hijacking a domain name

World Intellectual Property Organization panelists have harsh words for insurance giant. Insurance giant Allianz has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name AGCS.com. The company formed a business called Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in 2006 and, at some point, started referring to this group at […]

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WIPO responds to ICA’s UDRP Platform

WIPO is upset and largely missed the point. World Intellectual Property Organization, one of the many groups that manages UDRP cybersquatting cases, has expressed its displeasure with Internet Commerce Association’s* (ICA) opening platform for UDRP review. Speaking to World Trademark Review**, Brian Beckham, head of the internet dispute resolution section at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation […]

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See, now here’s a good non-response UDRP decision

Panelist correctly denies complaint despite no response from domain name owner. Yesterday I wrote about a a no good, very bad UDRP decision in which the domain owner didn’t respond but the panelist still shouldn’t have awarded the domain name to the complainant, Virgin. Today comes a World Intellectual Property Organization decision with a non-response […]

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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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