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Surge in RDNH cases a legacy of the theory of Retroactive Bad Faith

What do these Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings have in common? — Dreamlines GmbH, a German cruise promoter, files a UDRP dispute on dreamlines.com, a domain registered 10 years before that company was formed. They do not allege any infringing use. Cognate Nutritionals, Inc., a Connecticut beverage company, which sells a coconut oil brain...

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The Rise and Fall of the UDRP Theory of ‘Retroactive Bad Faith’

Since its establishment in 1999, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy has required complainants to prove inter alia, “bad faith registration”. In practice, this has meant that where a domain name was registered before a trademark came into existence, that “bad faith registration” would be considered chronologically impossible. This logical approach was succinctly explained...

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MagicPlan app maker is a reverse domain name hijacker

Company filed UDRP against domain registered well before it released its app. The maker of MagicPlan, an app for creating floor plans, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for its attempt to get the MagicPlan.com domain name. App maker Technologies Sensopia Inc. filed a UDRP dispute even though it didn’t exist when […]

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UDRPsearch : UDRP meta-search engine is back online

The UDRP meta-search engine, UDRPSearch, is back online, after several days of displaying unrelated information. On May 31st, UDRPsearch.com began displaying the details of a legal dispute. The domain began forwarding to ravi.lahoti.com, that still displays the lawsuit’s particulars. Ravi Lahoti, the defendant in the lawsuit, is the brother of UDRPSearch.com owner David Lahoti. For […]

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Indian sarees : RDNH finding in Hakoba.com UDRP

Hakoba.com was registered in 1998 and for almost 20 years it has been the primary source of income for its owner. Mukesh Shah of Floral Park, New York, operates Hakoba.com to sell saris made in India. Hakoba Lifestyle Limited of Mumbai, India, filed a UDRP against the owner of the domain, along with two other […]

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Yeti vs. Rtic : UDRP decision might surprise some!

Strong trademarks such as the Yeti mark for coolers have led to a large number of UDRP wins for the Complainant. In the case of the domains YetiVsRtic.com and RticVsYeti.com the result was a refusal of transfer by the National Arbitration Forum. What led to that decision? According to the Respondent’s arguments in this case: […]

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