Another month, another reverse domain name hijacking loss for this law firm as it failed to win a UDRP complaint for the seventh time in as many tries.
The same client who lost the recent case for demoji .com just lost a case for ibubble .com. And the fact pattern is the same: the Complainant claims rights post-dating the domain name registration.
In both of these recent cases, the Complainant argued that the “updated on” date in Whois might reflect a change of ownership…but didn’t provide any evidence of this.
Panelist Adam Taylor said the Complainant should have provided historical Whois information or something else to show that the domain actually changed hands.
Taylor also called out the Complainant for failing to provide any evidence that the Complainant actually traded under the mark I-BUBBLE, let alone that this mark had become “famous,” and any evidence that the Respondent at any point targeted the Complainant.
He cited the recent demoji .com case as part of his decision that this case is reverse domain name hijacking.
Gearheart Law has won a UDRP, but as a Respondent’s representative back in 2015.
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