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

wholesalesuite.com UDRP Decisions

ADR Forum Claim Number: FA2402002084506 Rymera Web Co Pty Ltd v. Brian Harris wholesalesuite.com UDRP Decision Summary The complainant, Rymera Web Co, owns US trademark registrations for WHOLESALE SUITE for software related to e-commerce websites. The disputed domain name was <wholesalesuite.com>. The panel found the domain name identical to the complainant’s trademark. However, the panel denied the… Continue reading wholesalesuite.com UDRP Decisions

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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UDRP Panel Shows Wisdom in Denying Refiled Complaint re: HotelBalzac.com

A recent UDRP decision denied a refiled complaint, despite clear evidence of bad faith use, because the original registration was deemed legitimate. This restraint and nuanced analysis show the thoughtfulness the UDRP process can achieve at its best. The case involved two domains – amarantecannes.com and hotelbalzac.com – registered by Paulo Ferreira back when his… Continue reading UDRP Panel Shows Wisdom in Denying Refiled Complaint re: HotelBalzac.com

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The World of Wizarding Decision: A Spellbinding Mistake

The recent UDRP decision ordering the transfer of the domain name worldofwizarding.com wrongly failed to apply the important precedent of the Rogers test in its legitimate interests analysis. The Rogers test was established in the landmark 1989 case Rogers v. Grimaldi and seeks to balance trademark rights against artistic free expression under the First Amendment.… Continue reading The World of Wizarding Decision: A Spellbinding Mistake

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UPS Prowls to Victory in Coyote Transporting Domain Dispute

UPS got UDRP panelist Dawn Osborne to make the following conclusions: In summary, the panel found the respondent violated the Policy by registering and using a domain confusingly similar to UPS’s trademark in bad faith, and ordered the transfer of the domain to UPS. Was This UDRP Decision Wrongly Decided? Upon further investigation, the case… Continue reading UPS Prowls to Victory in Coyote Transporting Domain Dispute

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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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