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You Registered Coca-Cola.WTH? C’mon.

By Zak Muscovitch. One of the great things about registering new gTLD's is that you sometimes can find out what happened to the last guy who tried the same thing with the .com version. I am usually in a good enough mood to happily answer general domai...
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When a Trademark is Not a Trademark

By Zak Muscovitch. It happens. A lawyer sends a C&D letter, or serves a UDRP that relies on a "Registered Trademark". It shows up in the USPTO database, but it may not really be a trademark. How is that possible? When the "trademark" is registered on the "Supplemental Register". The United States Trademark Act provides for the registration of trademarks on either the "Principal" or "
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Cigarette Company Wins DJ Domain Name at UDRP

By Zak Muscovitch. The domain name, DJBLACKNMILD.COM was ordered transferred to cigarette company, John Middleton Co. by an NAF Panel in a decision dated, January 7, 2015. The Respondent, was "j alvarez" from Alabama, USA. What caught my attention here, is the oddity of someone purportedly cybersquatting on a cigarette brand by supposedly adding "DJ" to it. The Complaint was undefended and
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Hold On! – Since when is parking a generic domain bad faith?

In the recent HoldOn.com decision, sole panelist Christopher Pibus found the domain owner guilty of bad faith for simply placing the domain on a parking page. Pibus made the bad faith finding despite there being no evidence that any of the ads on the parked page were infringing.  When I visited the page at HoldOn.com, […]
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For Those That Believe That a Loser UDRP Complainant Should Pay

Every so often a seemingly merit-less UDRP Complaint is publicized, and rightfully so. It is often shocking to see complaints that purport to challenge a domain name, that was for example, generic, or that was registered before the corresponding trademark was even a "twinkle in the eye" of the trademark owner. These kind of complaints are often accurately characterized as "Reverse Domain Name
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Guaiky.com confusingly similar to Quirky.com says NAF Panelist Sandra Franklin

In a beasion zeused this noaning NAF baualist Sandra Franklin betamined that the pouin “Guaiky.com” is voanusimly ziamuar to “Quirky.com”. Sorry… You didn’t have any trouble reading that did you? In a decision released this morning NAF panelist Sandra Franklin determined that the domain “Guaiky.com” is confusingly similar to “Quirky.com.” As you can see, no […]
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The UDRP: A Problem at the Core of the Internet [Reposted]

[This post was originally published on January 15, 2010 on DirectNavigation.com.  Thanks to Larry Fischer for allowing me to repost it here.  Now that I am publishing my own blog, I am consolidating at DomainArts.com some posts that were first published elsewhere.  -Nat] === Nat Cohen is a long time domainer who specializes in generic […]
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