UDRP Policy

New gTLDs Will Soon Be Part Of Cybersquatting Analysis

One of the interesting points noted by the Federal Court in the .DELMONTE decision was that registry endings or names like .com, .net, .org, .edu... are not considered part of the "domain name" for the purposes of analyzing cybersquatting cases:

By | February 13, 2014|

Google AdSense An Important Factor In UDRP Decision For SAMSUNGHUB.COM

In a fascinating UDRP decision a WIPO panel denied a complaint filed by Samsung over the domain name www.samsunghub.com. The case is noteworthy mostly because of the reasoning provided by the Panel concerning “bad faith” activities and the Respondent’s use of the Google AdSense program to generate advertising fees.

By | June 5, 2013|

UDRP Panel Finds Lack of Trademark Rights Over Doctor “Gripe” Site

On May 1, 2013, a three-member Panel of the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) denied a UDRP claim brought on April 1, 2013 by Dr. Daniel Taheri of the LA Laser Center, P.C. (“Complainant”) against an entity listed as EMC2 (“Respondent”) over the domain name . This case is of particular interest because the decision was made on the determination that Complainant did not satisfy the first of three requirements for a prima facie case which is unusual.

By | May 14, 2013|

Role Of The UDRP In New gTLD Space

With hundreds of new gTLDs coming later in 2013, we have to ask - what is the role of the domain dispute arbitration procedure known as UDRP?

By | January 10, 2013|

Lego Loses UDRP For www.legoego.com – Panel Almost Apologizes For Decision

Although Lego Juris A/S ("Lego"), the makers of the very cool and fun lego construction pieces/toys (for the sake of full-disclosure I played with Lego's as a kid and love them) that are sold everywhere, have been pretty successful at stopping cybersquatters from using the LEGO mark, a few days ago they lost a UDRP decision for the domain www.legoego.com.

By | October 4, 2012|

Gucci Wins 89 Domains – No Translation Necessary

Gucci S.p.A. ("Gucci") recently won a major UDRP verdict on 89 domains which were registered in 2011 by a China based Respondent through the registrar Xin Net Technology Corp., which is also located in China.

By | June 5, 2012|