Many may regard this case as the typical “cybersquatter” scenario, with which the UDRP was designed to combat. The facts would seem to suggest so: Domain name was registered 2 years after Complainant commenced operations Respondent sends unsolicited email to sell domain to Complainant Respondent resolves domain to a PPC webpage with competing links Respondent
An interesting decision was passed in the HEALTHWAVE.COM case this week which should act as a warning for brand owners seeking to utilize the UDRP. The Complainant is a North Carolina, USA corporation providing cloud-based communications technology to medical practices for the purpose of two-way patient communication. The Complainant sought to rely on its US Registered Trademark no.
As a Complainant, Xedoc Holding SA would be one of the organisations many would attempt to steer clear of. Not only due to them possessing one of the most well respected UDRP attorneys in the industry but also their enviable portfolio of generic domain names; kaleidoscope.com being one of them. Interestingly enough the domain name
Back in September 2013 Indian Retail Giant TATA were found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking (croma.com) after being successfully defended by UDRP. After months of intense negotiation, internet users who now type in the croma.com domain into their URL will be redirected to cromaretail.com. Initially the Complainant may have believed that the UDRP would
The Dutch fashion chain known as “WE”(also known as WE Fashion) currently operates approximately 240 shops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and online from the domain name Wefashion.com. Searches conducted with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveal European
A recent decision for the domain name JUSTBELIEVE.COM recently caught our eye. Not only due to the appalling quality of the complaint which consisted of three paragraphs, none of which addressed the issue of legitimate rights and interest but rather what was more interesting was the equally appalling decision not to find Reverse Domain Name
January 29, 2014 was a dark day for domain owners which saw the public company NCI Building Systems, Inc. file a UDRP against the generic 15 year old domain name STEELBUILDINGS.COM. The company which boasts a market cap of over $1.4 billion dollars attempted to argue that the domain name (which was registered many years