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Wouxun.us : UDRP is not the medium to resolve business conflicts

The domain Wouxun.us was challenged via the UDRP process, by a Chinese company QuanZhou OUXUN Electronics Co., Ltd. The company produces electronic equipment, selling two-way radios and accessories relating to wireless communication. They also registered the WOUXUN with the USPTO and in China. In this case, Wouxun.us was operated with the Complainant’s permission, and the […]

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ZionWealth.com : Jesus saves, per this UDRP decision

The owner of ZionWealth.com was struck with a UDRP brought forth by the Zions Bank. Citing a trademark for ZIONS and a history going back to the 1800’s, the mighty bank is the Goliath in this case. The Respondent, a Cameroon man and church Deacon who is a self-taught developer, took his domain’s defense in […]

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You need a plausible trademark to recover stolen domains through UDRP

UDRP can be used to recover stolen domain names but you need to prove some sort of trademark rights in the domains. The owner of 74 domain names who claims they were stolen from their GoDaddy account has failed to recover the domain names through a UDRP. When you look at the list of domain […]

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MySpectrumNews.com : Charter Communications guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Charter Communications filed a UDRP against the domain MySpectrumNews.com; the latter, is a domain registered in 2010. Long before Charter acquired Brighthouse Networks and rebranded to Spectrum and Spectrum.com, the Respondent of this UDRP used the domain for web development services: “Respondent asserts that it has legitimate interests in the disputed domain because Respondent used […]

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Brand owners: please, hire a domain attorney

Inexperienced counsel can flub your case. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) can be a good thing. Every week, brand owners use the service to recover domain names that are clear cases of cybersquatting. I review UDRP decisions almost daily, and one pattern emerges when an outcome is a bit surprising in favor […]

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DCAC.com : Company misrepresented case in UDRP against 1998 domain

A company went after DCAC.com but failed to disclose important facts about their communications with the Respondent. The 1998 domain registration was challenged at the National Arbitration Forum by Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting, LLC. It’s apparent that they wanted this exact match acronym, and in 2011 they inquired about the domain. According to the […]

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Allstate.Claims UDRP : “Make a reasonable offer at current market prices”

The registrant of Allstate.Claims got slapped with a UDRP by the Allstate Insurance Company; in a cheeky response, the Respondent stated: “Based on this complaint, this Complainant would be filing a complaint if ANYONE owned 645 other domain extensions that pertain to the word “Allstate”, such as Allstate.Actor, Allstate.Academy, Allstate.Accountants, Allstate.Ads, Allstate.Africa, Allstate.Apartments, Allstate.Architect, Allstate.Art, […]

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Panelist makes right call in Zeca.com case

Panelist questions bad faith claim despite no response from domain name owner. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has correctly denied a UDRP filing for Zeca.com, despite the complainant having a long-standing trademark for Zeca and the domain name owner not responding to the dispute. Zeca.com is parked but doesn’t have ads for auto parts […]

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