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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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This .yachts domain shouldn’t have been lost in a UDRP, but…

The domain name owner had a great defense but didn’t reply to the filing. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has ordered the domain name virgin.yachts be transferred to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Enterprises. I did a doubletake when I saw this decision. In order to register a .yachts domain name, you have to be […]

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4 letter .com saved in UDRP but no reverse domain name hijacking

Complaint was dead-on-arrival because domain was registered before business started. Domain name attorney John Berryhill has successfully defended the domain name QWIC.com in a UDRP brought by an electronic bike maker. The case was filed by the maker of Qwic bikes in the Netherlands. It uses the domain name QWIC.nl. The complaint was dead on […]

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Should Zions Bank have been hit with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?

Panelist questions Zions Bank’s decision to file a UDRP. I want to give World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Tony Willoughby some credit. He recently decided a case involving Zions Bank. He found in favor of a person in Pakistan who registered ZionVPN.com to start a VPN internet service. It was quite clear what the registrant’s […]

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Zions Bank lost UDRP brought against the domain ZionVPN.com

Banking giant, Zions Bank, has won 27 UDRP filings against infringing domains; it lost one against the domain ZionVPN.com. The Respondent in this UDRP at the WIPO, is a “John Mike” of Karachi, Pakistan – which might or might not be a pseudonym. The domain was registered in January, and apparently Zions Bank monitors new […]

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Chinese registrant wanted $30,000 dollars for BBB ccTLD

The Chinese registrant of BBB.cc sought to get $30,000 dollars from BBB Cycling, a Dutch company. The latter, filed a UDRP in order to get the domain: “The Complainant is a worldwide leader in selling high quality cycling products, with more than 1,500 products across more than 40 different product categories sold in 48 countries. […]

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