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Auction front running pops up in cybersquatting dispute

Front running makes for a confusing cybersquatting case. Auction front running is black mark on the domain name market. Front runners email potential buyers of a domain name before winning a domain name auction, usually as a domain name expires. If they find an eager prospect for the domain, they bid up the price of […]

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Clinton Sparks wins domain name back

Grammy-nominated Clinton Sparks gets domain name back after it expired. DJ, producer and songwriter Clinton Sparks has won the rights to the domain name ClintonSparks.com, which expired after a dispute with his agent. Sparks and his Get Familiar Music Company registered the domain in 2002 and the agent let it lapse in 2017. A Ukranian […]

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Sports equipment company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

Panel finds Singapore company brought case in abuse of UDRP. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Sport and Fashion, Pte. Ltd., a sports equipment/apparel company, guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against the domain demix.com. It markets a brand called Demix. Canadian company St. Lawrence Cement Inc owns […]

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The Chronicle of Higher Education defends LinguaFranca.com domain

Man files cybersquatting complaint in an effort to revive Lingua Franca brand. The Chronicle of Higher Education, a publication covering academia, has successfully defended the domain name LinguaFranca.com in cybersquatting dispute. Lingua Franca was a competitor that went bankrupt. In 2002, The Chronicle for Higher Education acquired rights to Lingua Franca and its trademark through […]

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A fight over descriptive skateboard domain names

Company with descriptive domain name tries to get the singular version of the name through UDRP. Mimic Skateboards Inc., a skateboard seller that uses the domain name CustomSkateboards.com, has lost a UDRP it filed against the domain name CustomSkateboard.com (singular). The World Intellectual Property Organization panelist did not find reverse domain name hijacking, however. The […]

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