LEGO STAR WARS UDRP Decision Looks At Domains With Combined Marks

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 . The domain was registered to Respondent Mr. Miguel Angel Villen. The arbitration panelist ruled in favor of LEGO and, most importantly, explained in detail that taking another company’s brand or mark and adding third party marks will not reduce or eliminate confusion. It is also timely because it addresses questions that we raised in this blog almost a year ago when we reported on an NAF UDRP decision involving the LEGO and STAR WARS marks and the domain .