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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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David Duchovny : Domain UDRP followed up by a trademark application

Actor David Duchovny of “The X-Files” fame, retrieved his matching .com domain, DavidDuchovny.com, via the UDRP process, last month. The decision might have startled some, particularly since the domain was registered and held for almost 20 years. At the time of the UDRP, the Complainant asserted “common law rights” to the DAVID DUCHOVNY mark: “Complainant […]

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HugeDomains gets Reverse Domain Name Hijacking win

Complainants first tried to buy domain before filing UDRP. FPT Industrie S.p.a. and REM Industrie S.r.l. have been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a domain dispute they brought against domain investor HugeDomains. The companies, which use the domain fptfastmill.com, filed a UDRP with World Intellectual Property Organization for the domain […]

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HugeDomains : UDRP against FastMill.com ends with RDNH finding

HugeDomains has fought off the UDRP brought against one of its domains, FastMill.com, and the decision was sealed with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainants are FPT Industrie S.p.a. of Italy and REM Industrie S.r.l. of Italy, represented by Brioschi IP, Italy. According to the UDRP: “Complainant holds registered rights in the […]

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“LOL” is Respondent’s action to UDRP against .US domain name

Some Respondents in UDRP cases filed against their domains are quite spontaneous or even combustive. In the case of EDCOrlando.US filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the Respondent had already lost the case against the .com. His response, while unofficial, was quite interesting: “Lol would have sold it for 500 I’ll keep buying domains you […]

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BankWest.com lost after 20 years in a UDRP decision

The registrant of the domain BankWest.com lost it in a UDRP, after holding onto it for more than 20 years. Commonwealth Bank of Australia of Perth, Australia challenged the domain, asserting rights to a BANKWEST trademark going back to 1994. Ravindra Patel, gbe of Morganville, New Jersey, challenged the Complainant’s rights, seeking a finding of […]

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Pilotfish.com : Three member panel delivers finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in UDRP

The domain PilotFish.com was challenged via the UDRP process; the Complainant is Pilotfish Networks AB of Göteborg, Sweden, represented by Ports Group AB, Sweden. They operate Pilotfish.se. A three member panel at the WIPO, found the Complainant guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, for challenging this 2001 domain registration. “The Panel finds that the decision […]

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