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UDRP Case Summaries
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy was established and adopted at ICANN’s inception as a dispute resolution policy to resolve disputes between trademark holders and domain owners more quickly and cost-effectively than judicial litigation.
Read summaries from UDRP cases.
Mar-a-Lago is a Florida Man’s Pet Memorial? – vol. 3.48
Mar-a-Lago is a Florida Man’s Pet Memorial? While the panel found that Respondent’s explanation for its registering the disputed Domain Name “strain[s] credulity”, it noted that the website content did…
The UDRP and Free Speech: Inclusion of “Warning” Sufficient to Negate Risk of Impersonation – vol. 3.47
The UDRP and Free Speech: Inclusion of “Warning” Sufficient to Negate Risk of Impersonation There are a number of interesting points in this decision and I would focus on the…
Totality of the Circumstances Point to Fair Use by Unauthorized Reseller – vol. 3.46
Totality of the Circumstances Point to Fair Use by Unauthorized Reseller This case is yet another application of the nominative (fair) use doctrine under the UDRP, see par. 2.8.1 of…
Snap! We got RDNH’d! – vol. 3.45
Snap! We got RDNH’d! It is satisfying to see that the Panel critically reviewed the Complainant’s claim of common law rights. All too often Panels will give a Complainant an…
BEDS.COM: ‘Wilful Blindness’ Only Applies to Distinctive Marks – vol. 3.44
BEDS.COM: ‘Wilful Blindness’ Only Applies to Distinctive Marks You may recall that I have from time to time focused on what it takes to demonstrate acquired distinctiveness or a “secondary…
Playhouse.com: Play Around and Find Out – Vol. 3.43
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest (vol. 3.43), as we review these noteworthy recent decisions, with expert commentary. (We invite guest commenters to contact us): ‣…
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