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Instagram: photo sharing app or weed delivery business?

Insta Gram. Get it? Instagram has failed to secure the domain name Instragram.nl through a cybersquatting dispute, and the background is very interesting. A Dutch entrepreneur registered Instragram.nl in December 2010. Instagram (the app) was an infant at the time, but how do you explain this domain registration if it isn’t targeted at the photo-sharing […]

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GNP.com domain name saved in cybersquatting dispute

Mexican insurance company fails to snag three letter .com through cybersquatting dispute. Domain investor Yancy Naughton has successfully defended his domain name GNP.com with the help of attorney John Berryhill. Grupo Nacional Provincial, S.A., an insurance company in Mexico, filed a UDRP against the domain at World Intellectual Property Organization. Naughton told the panel that […]

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Sportswear company Puma tries reverse domain name hijacking

Company makes “incorrect or misleading statements” in cybersquatting dispute. Sportswear company Puma SE tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name PumaExports.com, a World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has determined. Puma Exports was incorporated in India in 1990 and registered the domain in 1998. It sells customized leather products. Panelist Josh Swinson determined that […]

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Golf promoter hits water hazard in cybersquatting case

Golf promoter tries reverse domain name hijacking. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found a golf promoter guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Simon Zybek, who operates a website promoting a form of faster golf tournaments at BlitzGolf.net, filed the cybersquatting complaint against the owner of BlitzGolf.com. The owner of BlitzGolf.com registered the domain […]

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This UDRP troubles me

I struggle to see how this qualifies as cybersquatting under UDRP. A beauty products company in France called Robertet SA has won a UDRP against a man in Texas who registered the domain name Robertets.com. The case troubles me. The man who registered the domain is Robert Emshoff. Right away, that should set off alarm […]

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Here’s the third RDNH of the day

World Intellectual Property Organization published three reverse domain name hijacking decisions today. When it rains, it pours, and today that means we have three reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) cases to report. Earlier today, I wrote about reverse domain name hijacking findings for Koibox.com and Machani.com. The third case is for WWTM.org. Maharishi Foundation USA, […]

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I might be Biased, but this should be reverse domain name hijacking

Owner of Unbiased.co.uk takes another crack at Unbiased.com. The owner of Unbiased.co.uk has failed for a second time to get the domain name Unbiased.com through a UDRP. The company, which helps people find financial advisers, mortgage brokers, solicitors and accountants, filed a UDRP against Unbiased.com in 2015. It lost that case because the panel determined […]

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Is this trademark infringement or cybersquatting?

Confusing similarity might be a stretch. A World Intellectual Property (WIPO) panelist has found in favor of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a generic drugs maker, in a dispute it filed against the domain DrLede.com. The pharmaceutical company uses the domain name DrReddy.com. The Complainant in a UDRP needs to show that the domain in question is […]

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Soft Trust Inc. tries to reverse domain name hijack eCourier.com

Domain name was registered well before the Complainant was incorporated. The Canadian operator of a secure file transfer service called e-Courier has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name eCourier.com. The company uses e-Courier.ca for its website. Soft Trust Inc. filed a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name […]

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Crypto company Ternio tries reverse domain name hijacking BlockCard.com domain name

Company that uses GetBlockCard.com filed cybersquatting dispute against BlockCard.com domain name. Blockchain and cryptocurrency company Ternio has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name BlockCard.com. The company offers a service called BlockCard that uses the domain name GetBlockCard.com. Simply Wireless, Inc., the Respondent in the case, acquired the […]

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