UDRP Logic PART II: Trademark Rights Do Not Magically Relate Back

By Zak Muscovitch.Again turning to the insightful and compelling Riveron decision which I wrote about yesterday, you will be comforted to know that as far as the panelist in that case was concerned, magic doesn't work in UDRP proceedings. The panelist, Paul M. DeCicco, clearly and eloquently stated that, "While Complainant currently has trademark rights...such rights do not magically relate back
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UDRP Logic: Trademark Must Come Before Domain Name To Find ‘No Right or Legitimate Interest’

By Zak Muscovitch. Recently I reviewed a UDRP decision that deserves additional attention and respect. The case was Riveron Consulting, L.P. v. Stanley Pace, and it was decided by Paul M. DeCicco in 2010. It concerned the domain name, RIVERON.COM. Of particular interest however, was how the Panelist approached the issue of "Legitimate Interest" in a logical fashion. For a complainant to succeed
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You Registered Coca-Cola.WTH? C’mon.

By Zak Muscovitch. One of the great things about registering new gTLD's is that you sometimes can find out what happened to the last guy who tried the same thing with the .com version. I am usually in a good enough mood to happily answer general domai...
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When a Trademark is Not a Trademark

By Zak Muscovitch. It happens. A lawyer sends a C&D letter, or serves a UDRP that relies on a "Registered Trademark". It shows up in the USPTO database, but it may not really be a trademark. How is that possible? When the "trademark" is registered on the "Supplemental Register". The United States Trademark Act provides for the registration of trademarks on either the "Principal" or "
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There Is Nothing New Anymore

I bought a new computer this week. It was a top of the line PC for $1100. But, it really is no better than the last high-level computer I bought in 2009. In fact, it is worse, because it has Windows 8. Other than the interface change, I don’t think I would notice the difference… Read More »
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How to Add a Psychology Today News (RSS) Feed to Your Therapy Website

We mentioned last week in our 6 Qualities of the Best Therapy Websites post the importance of having a blog or resources page to provide additional information and resources for your clients (and potential clients) online. We always suggest writing your own content for your website to offer a unique perspective on your practice and also [Read more...]

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The Yin to the Yang of Domain Sales

Although it isn’t a regular column to this blog, consider this my weekend musings, if you will.  The following are some thoughts I was having a moment ago while giving my head and beard a quick trim for the coming week. Several days ago I caught a post on Abdul Basit’s blog, New Year Starts […]
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The Coolest Flippa Auction Ever?

A recent auction on flippa broke all records, with 330 bids in just half a day! It’s a neat new site with a unique service – it sends glitter to the people you hate (or like?) the most. In an avalanche of viral effects and incredible publicity the site had over 2.5 million visitors and…
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