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North Korean UDRP Respondent threatens to nuke ICANN

The ICANN multi-steakeholder model office is in red alert today, after a UDRP Respondent made plausible threats over the Internet. North Korean UDRP Respondent, Shing Ping Kim, lashed out at both the WIPO and ICANN, after his domain was taken away. Citing the imminent launch of nuclear laden intercontinental ballistic missiles from North Korea, Shing […]

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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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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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Domain King trumps Queen.dk over far-reaching UDRP

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King® , is preparing a massive legal salvo against Queen.dk, the Danish florist company challenging his premium domain name, Queen.com. Not only is Rick Schwartz prepared to successfully defend this aggressive move by the Danish florist company, he’s going on the offensive, and it’s already looking nuclear. What has Rick done […]

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OneChampionship.com UDRP lands RDNH finding for Respondent

The domain OneChampionship.com was challenged at the WIPO, and the Complainant got slapped with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. Registered in 2006, the domain was among 161 domains that the Respondent “came up with,” hand-registering them after he found no active marks. The Complainant is a Singapore company that owns and manages the “ONE […]

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Rosme.com domain lost to Latvian underwear company via UDRP

New Rosme SIA of Riga, Latvia, managed to wrestle away Rosme.com from its Barbados-based registrant, in a UDRP decision. The Complainant alleges use of the ROSME mark in underwear, since 1952 in Latvia and other Baltic countries, with a Madrid System trademark registered in 1998. That mark, however, is a design mark in stylized print. […]

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Marlboro + Marijuana domain = UDRP

Marijuana domains attract many domain investors, and there is substantial evidence that mainstream tobacco companies will be 420-friendly in the future. Capitalizing on this, some “enterprising” fellow registered Marlborojuana.com, an obvious amalgam of Marlboro and marijuana. Unfortunately, such blatant trademark use is frowned upon, and the tobacco giant promptly slapped them with a UDRP against […]

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