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Ethereum trademark leads to cryptocurrency domain loss via UDRP

If you’re investing in crypto-domains, think again when registering “Ethereum” keywords: it’s a trademark. Swiss company Stiftung Ethereum (Foundation Ethereum) owns a registered trademark with the USPTO in the US for ETHEREUM, and for the following classes: IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer software platforms for developing, building, and […]

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Astrogold .com UDRP : Give this panelist a fat cigar!

Not very often do we give out the “big fat cigar” award to a UDRP panelist. In the case of Astrogold.com, the Complainant was Ajnaware Pty Ltd of Australia, that relied on a 2014 registration mark for ASTRO GOLD in order to go after the domain. Registered in 2009, the domain is being used with […]

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AirBBN.com : Short term rental traffic typo lost in UDRP

House rental services provider, AirBNB, is protective of its brand, and challenged the domain AirBBN.com – an anagram or typo – via the UDRP process. Airbnb, Inc. filed the UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum, seeking to acquire control of the domain. The AIRBNB mark was filed on Apr. 27, 2010 with the USPTO, and […]

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lnstagram.eu to be deleted after UDRP at the WIPO

The domain lnstagram.eu was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is Instagram, LLC of Menlo Park, California, and there is no doubt that INSTAGRAM is by now a famous trademark. The domain was ordered to be deleted, because that first letter isn’t an “i” but an “l.” This type of visual […]

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Former MarkMonitor execs join new brand protection registrar

Two former MarkMonitor executives have teamed up with a Fairwinds co-founder to launch a new “next generation” brand protection registrar. The new company is Brandsight. It was set up by CEO Phil Lodico, who left brand consultancy Fairwinds about a year ago, and was accredited by ICANN earlier this month. The first two hires are […]
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UDRP in the making : Lionel Messi domain in GoDaddy auction

Messi.net is on a GoDaddy auction; the domain was registered in May for a total of 10 years. That might have been the worst up-front waste of registration fees, as soccer megastar, Lionel Messi, is known to be extremely litigious. A quick search at UDRPSearch reveals that Mr. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini – the full […]

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