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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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Cybersquatting, domain UDRPs at the WIPO and gTLDs in 2016

The trademark-friendly folks at the WIPO released data a few days ago, regarding the record number of UDRP cases examined in 2016. That report, assesses data presenting the following picture: Trademark owners filed “an all-time record” 3,036 UDRP cases with the WIPO, a 10% increase over 2015. Top TLD was .COM, involving 3,135 domain names […]

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Report From Geneva on WIPO UDRP Conference

By Zak Muscovitch. I just returned from a remarkable two days in Geneva, where I attended WIPO's advanced workshop on UDRP disputes. In attendance were numerous WIPO mediators and trademark attorneys. Paul Keating, Nat Cohen, John Berryhill, and Mar...
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