Analysis of the WHOLESALESUITE.COM UDRP Decision

The recent WIPO UDRP decision on the domain provides some important lessons for trademark owners filing cybersquatting complaints. The Panel correctly found that the domain name was not registered in bad faith and that the complaint should not have been brought. Wrongly Found that Trademarks Identical or Confusingly Similar to wholesalesuite.com The Panel incorrectly found… Continue reading Analysis of the WHOLESALESUITE.COM UDRP Decision

Shame on Toros Tarim and Their Lawyers for Misleading UDRP Over toros.com

In the recent toros.com UDRP case, the complainant Toros Tarim Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi and their legal counsel crossed several ethical lines that deserve to be called out by the domain industry. First, Toros Tarim’s lawyers blatantly misled the WIPO panel by claiming the respondent Rosa Maria Vicente Casado had offered to sell toros.com… Continue reading Shame on Toros Tarim and Their Lawyers for Misleading UDRP Over toros.com

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A Fair and Reasoned Decision in the Stevie Ray Vaughan Domain Dispute

The recent decision by Panelist Gerald M. Levine in the National Arbitration Forum case over the domain stevierayvaughan.com showcases an admirable balance and perspective in analyzing a trademark dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). At the heart of the case was whether the respondent, Maxory LLC, had registered and was using… Continue reading A Fair and Reasoned Decision in the Stevie Ray Vaughan Domain Dispute

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The Curious Case of Elkeem.com – When Trademark Overreach Goes Too Far

In a recent UDRP decision, aPanel ordered the transfer of the elkeem.com domain from its registrant to the complainant Elkem ASA, a Norwegian company. However, this decision appears to be a case of trademark overreach that went too far. First, let’s look at the domain name itself – elkeem.com. This is based on the Arabic… Continue reading The Curious Case of Elkeem.com – When Trademark Overreach Goes Too Far

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Reporting Scam Websites

Here are some resources and organizations you can contact to report fraudulent or scam websites: Here are some tips for reporting a scam website in an effective format: Following a concise, evidence-based template will ensure your report contains all relevant details and will expedite any abuse investigation and actions to deactivate the scam site. Let… Continue reading Reporting Scam Websites

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Domain Name Law Show #130

In Domain Name Law Show #130, we discussed the following matters:  Domain Name Legal Issues & Industry News      1. Todd’s Letter To ICANN Objecting to the Transfer of Epik’s Registrar Accreditation          a. ICANN’s Response to Todd’s Letter      2. .hiphop Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary of Hip-Hop      3. London Domain Name Summit… Continue reading Domain Name Law Show #130

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Domain Name Law Show #129

Domain Name Law Show number 129 outline: A. Show Intro by Todd      1. Greet Audience and Introduce Co-Hosts      2. Make General Announcements      3. Share Show Agenda B. Domain Name Legal News      1. X takes @music Handle from User with a Half Million Followers (CNBC) Are social media handles considered property in… Continue reading Domain Name Law Show #129

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Domain Name Law Show #128

In Domain law show number 128, we talk about subject matter jurisdiction under the ACPA after a foreign trademark holder wins a UDRP against a domain registered in the USA. Magistrate Judge McCarthy is not sure that there’s any federal jurisdiction after the Abitron v Hetronic SCOTUS decision. SHOW #128 (SHOW LINK) Tuesday, August 1,… Continue reading Domain Name Law Show #128

Verisign seeks to double the wholesale cost of .net domain names

Verisign seeks to double the wholesale cost of .net domain names. This represents a huge cost on entrepreneurs, small businesses, brand owners and domain investors. Why should ICANN recklessly award this $130M -> $260M monopoly to Verisign? Furthermore, the annual rise in wholesale fees for maintaining registrations for .net domain names is completely unjustified and… Continue reading Verisign seeks to double the wholesale cost of .net domain names

Domain Law Show #89

The Domain Law Show Agenda for October 25, 2022 Clubhouse Domain Law Club Link: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/domain-name-law ICA Membership Offer / Meeting (https://www.internetcommerce.org/blog/announcing-the-2023-ica-member-meeting-january-22-24-at-resorts-world-las-vegas/) NEWS ICANN says Ombudsman cannot be an avenue of appeal for UDRP https://domainincite.com/28361-you-cant-appeal-a-udrp-appeal-icann-ombudsman-says/embed#?secret=vevKKKhxTZ#?secret=u89M6nTAeU Coca Cola RDNH https://domainnamewire.com/2022/10/25/coca-cola-bottler-tries-to-reverse-hijack-kof-com/embed/#?secret=npI1s6mBsw#?secret=F463JUpK4JCoca-Cola bottler tries to reverse hijack kof.com The kof.com Complaint was denied and the Panel declares that the… Continue reading Domain Law Show #89

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