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Obaji.com owner wanted $231,500 dollars but got hit with UDRP

The domain Obaji.com was listed on eBay with a massive $231,000 dollar price tag. Instead of achieving a sale, however, the domain was slapped with a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant is Obagi Medical Products, Inc., that produces a series of cosmetics; they own the OBAGI mark since 1998. They operate from […]

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Wouxun.us : UDRP is not the medium to resolve business conflicts

The domain Wouxun.us was challenged via the UDRP process, by a Chinese company QuanZhou OUXUN Electronics Co., Ltd. The company produces electronic equipment, selling two-way radios and accessories relating to wireless communication. They also registered the WOUXUN with the USPTO and in China. In this case, Wouxun.us was operated with the Complainant’s permission, and the […]

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Retweet is now a registered trademark of Twitter

Domain investors take notice: Twitter has registered “RETWEET” as a mark with the USPTO. The trademark registration process began way back in 2009, with an “intent to use” (ITU) filing for the following classes and use: Class 41: Providing on-line journals, namely, blogs featuring user-defined content Class 45: Online social networking services; providing a website […]

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Allstate.Claims UDRP : “Make a reasonable offer at current market prices”

The registrant of Allstate.Claims got slapped with a UDRP by the Allstate Insurance Company; in a cheeky response, the Respondent stated: “Based on this complaint, this Complainant would be filing a complaint if ANYONE owned 645 other domain extensions that pertain to the word “Allstate”, such as Allstate.Actor, Allstate.Academy, Allstate.Accountants, Allstate.Ads, Allstate.Africa, Allstate.Apartments, Allstate.Architect, Allstate.Art, […]

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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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Domain names “On Fleek” – Trademark situation?

Kayla Newman alleges she came up with the phrase “On Fleek” in 2014; the teenager shared the phrase in 7 second video on Vine. Apparently, that phrase went viral, and still continues to be used in songs, merchandise and anything that targets millennials. Kayla Newman, also known as Peaches Monroee, now wants her chance to a […]

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Marlboro + Marijuana domain = UDRP

Marijuana domains attract many domain investors, and there is substantial evidence that mainstream tobacco companies will be 420-friendly in the future. Capitalizing on this, some “enterprising” fellow registered Marlborojuana.com, an obvious amalgam of Marlboro and marijuana. Unfortunately, such blatant trademark use is frowned upon, and the tobacco giant promptly slapped them with a UDRP against […]

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Cybersquatting, domain UDRPs at the WIPO and gTLDs in 2016

The trademark-friendly folks at the WIPO released data a few days ago, regarding the record number of UDRP cases examined in 2016. That report, assesses data presenting the following picture: Trademark owners filed “an all-time record” 3,036 UDRP cases with the WIPO, a 10% increase over 2015. Top TLD was .COM, involving 3,135 domain names […]

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