The new domain registry .WANG has proven to be a popular registry. It has more than 80,000 domain registrations and is firmly ensconced in the top 10 New gTLD registries. Calvin Klein recently brought an action to recover the domain name www.calvinklein.wang that had been registered by a third party.
A UDRP case was commenced earlier today with the NAF over the domain names, <www.welldonebbqs.com> and <www.welldonebbqcleaning.com>. Both domains resolve to the website for a business called THE BBQ GUYS which is a Toronto/Ontario based business that apparently cleans barbecues. The name WELL DONE BBQ is used as a trademark by the registrant of the domain name <www.welldonebbq.com> which is also an Ontario based business engaged in the cleaning of barbecues. […]
A UDRP complaint was filed with the NAF yesterday over the domain name www.mountainrovers.com. It appears that the action was brought by Land Rover, Inc. owners of the LAND ROVER names/marks.
Google, Inc. filed a UDRP seeking transfer of the domain www.android-sale.com earlier this week. The domain resolves to a site that sells android phones and phone plans. There are no links for other "android" related sites - so it's not simply a portal site trying to make money via click-through fees from users looking for android related sites/information.
The satellite television provider Dish Network filed a UDRP last week against the company Digital Satellite Connections, LLC over domains which use the term "Dishnet" and “Dish Network” and resolve to sites that appear to be closely aligned to Dish Network's satellite TV business.
Gucci SpA took another large stab at counterfeiters winning a UDRP for 33 domain names which used the GUCCI name/mark and resolved to the same website that sold counterfeit GUCCI products. The attached image is from the site www.discountguccipurses.net.
Reliable Racing Supply, Inc. a ski equipment company based in Queensbury, NY filed a UDRP action over the domain name www.reliableracing.co which resolves to the website for a company called Artech, which is also a ski equipment company that is based in Enfield, NH.
Chess great Gary Kasparov has filed a UDRP action with the National Arbitration Forum over four domain names: www.kasparov2014.com, kasparov2014.net, kasparov2014.info, kasparov2014.org.
I was tickled to see my fondness for television pay off yesterday when I saw that a UDRP was filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain www.howimetyourmotherdating.com. The Registrant is a Mr. Jonathan Bird of Great Britain. Mr. Bird's email address references the dating site singleswarehouse.co.uk, so I am going to assume that he has some relationship with the dating site.
The well-known toy company LEGO Juris A/S filed a UDRP complaint on March 7, 2013 with the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) against the holders of the domain name
Earlier today a UDRP action for the domain www.lightinghamptonbay.com was commenced by the National Arbitration Forum. The domain registrant is Reza Alavi of Australia, according to the WHOIS information.
CrossFit, Inc. filed a UDRP Complaint yesterday which listed over a hundred domains containing its CROSSFIT name/mark. Most of the domain names simply tack on a location or city name to the term prefix "crossfit".
NetFlix filed a UDRP complaint with the National Arbitration Forum earlier today for the domain name www.netflix.us.
A recent decision by the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") in BlankPage AG v. Walleed Altywaijri over the domain name www.keetab.com provides a pointed lesson in how NOT to file a UDRP Complaint.
There were a number of UDRP cases filed with the National Arbitration Forum last week that will be to interesting to follow in the next few weeks to see how they are decided and the issues that are raised by the Respondent if they choose to answer. Below is a quick summary of a few of the cases.