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What are the standards for common law trademarks in UDRP cases?

An NAF panelist is very generous is accepting common law trademark rights. A National Arbitration Forum panelist recently awarded the domain name YouAreOK.com to T & P Holding Company, LLC. This company owns several hair salons and boutiques in Nashville under the name Local Honey. Its website is LHNashville.com. The domain name owner, Ancient Holdings, […]

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This is not what UDRP was created for

Do you call this cybersquatting? A National Arbitration Forum panelist has found in favor of clothing company Guess in a dispute over the domain names guessandco.info, guessandco.org, guessandcoshareholder.info, theguessbreadcompany.com, theguessconstructioncompany.com, and theguessprivatemerchantcompany.com Guess was recently found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a case filed with National Arbitration Forum, and I’d argue that the […]

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A troubling connection in a UDRP

The complainant’s lawyer and one of the panelists were in the same law school class and worked at the same law firm. Take a look at this World Intellectual Property Organization decision for the domain name ProntoPro.com. In a 2-1 decision, the majority of the panel found that the Atlanta company that registered ProntoPro.com did […]

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