Here is our UDRP Roundup of the (last) week – sorry for being a bit late on this.There were some interesting decisions during the week, and a flurry of ICANN activity as the Durban meeting wrapped up and ICANN managed to tick off a few more companies, some countries, and a whole bunch of attorneys who thought they knew the rules of the New gTLD program only to find the sands quickly shifting under their feet.

After Losing UDRP For WIIU.com, Nintendo Allows Domains Like Wiisport.com and GamesforWii.com To Drop
via TheDomains.com
By Michael Berkens, July 19, 2013
“After losing a well publicized UDRP decision on WiiU.com, Nintendo allowed other bang on Wii domain names to drop this week only to sit by and watch them be re-registered by companies other than Nintendo. We have pointed this corporate mentality many times before, one in which company’s are willing to spend thousands of dollars in costs and fees to file UDRP’s to attempt to gain control of domains while sitting back watching equally as good or better trademark infringing domains to simply drop.”

DomainIncite.com
By Kevin Murphy, July 16, 2013
“The Trademark+50 rights protection mechanism for new gTLDs is late, potentially complicating the lives of trademark professionals. During a session with registries and registrars at ICANN 47 in Durban today, executives from IBM and Deloitte, which are managing the Trademark Clearinghouse, laid out their go-live expectations. Trademark+50 is the system approved by ICANN earlier this year that will also trigger Claims notices for up to 50 strings trademark owners have won at UDRP or in court.”

True Value sues after losing UDRP

DomainNameWire.com
By Andrew Allemann, July 11, 2013
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This Monday I wrote about how United Press International filed a lawsuit after losing a UDRP complaint. Now True Value Company, which also recently lost a UDRP complaint, has done the same thing.”

 

DomainNameWire.com
By Andrew Allemann, July 12, 2013
“When Domain Name Wire reports on UDRP decisions, usually all we have is the panelist’s write-up of the decision. This typically includes the panelist’s summary of each party’s case, but not the entire written complaint and response. In the case of Overus.com, which the respondent just won, the complainant actually posted the full complaint online — including evidence he submitted that was rather damning to his case.”

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