EdgeWorkers.com, McCoy.com, Fevicol.com and more interesting decisions – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.11

Akami vs. Cloudflare in Edgeworker Dispute Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Cloudflare Hostmaster / Cloudflare, Inc., NAF Claim Number: FA2201001979588 EdgeWorkers .com and 3 more Domain Name Panelists: Mr. David H. Bernstein (Presiding), Mr. Darryl C. Wilson and Mr. Paul M. DeCicco Brief Facts: The US Complainant is a technology and software company and has a software service called “EdgeWorkers”. On …

Decisions Issued by Panelists Nahitchevansky, Gardner, Paulovics, Sorkin and others – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.10

Large Texas Company Accuses Similarly Named Smaller Texas Company of Infringing  Timec Oil and Gas, Inc. v. Domain Admin, Privacy Protect, LLC (PrivacyProtect.org) / Guy Ngassa, The Solution Engineering Group, WIPO Case No. D2022-0064 <timecservices.com> Panelist: Mr. Georges Nahitchevansky Brief Facts: The Complainant is a provider of mechanical and construction services in the oil and gas industry and operates online …

Noteworthy Cases including Kididoc.com, Reassure.ie, Chagall.com, and Three Case Commentaries by ICA General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.9

Should a Fanciful Domain Name be Presumed Registered in Bad Faith? Société Librairie Fernand Nathan-Fernand Nathan & Cie v. Domain Administrator, DomainMarket.com, WIPO Case No. D2022-0016 <kididoc.com> Panelist: Mr. Edoardo Fano This case highlights an important and evolving issue arising from the UDRP. Generally, made-up words are considered highly distinctive. Typically, a respondent who registers a made-up word when there …

Panels address challenging issues – OOVO.com, MAADEN.com and others – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.8

Is Restoring a Registration During Grace Period a New Registration? Vacation Pig, LLC d.b.a OOVO v. elmer rubio, NAF Claim Number: FA2201001981434  <oovo .com> Panelist: Mr. Steven M. Levy, Esq. Brief Facts: The Complainant markets and sells devices that are used for occluded vocal tract and breathing exercises related to playing musical instruments and music instruction. The Complainant owns multiple …

Q&A With GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks And ICA Discord Launch

We have a very special event planned for all ICA members. For the first time in his new role as President of Domains, Paul Nicks will speak to ICA Members in an exclusive Q&A session. Paul has been with GoDaddy since 2007 and has recently been promoted to the highest level of GoDaddy’s leadership. We’re fortunate to have had the …

PhantomFireworksScams. com, Blacksbaud. com, AltinClubCasino. com and other Interesting UDRP Decisions – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.6

Fireworks Erupt Between Two Competitors Phantom Fireworks Showrooms, LLC / Phantom I.P., LLC v. Frank Elliott / Jurassic Fireworks, Seasonal Sales Inc., WIPO Case No. D2021-4104 <PhantomFireworksScams .com> Complaint Denied Panelist: Mr. W. Scott Blackmer   Brief Facts: The Complainant Phantom Fireworks Showrooms, LLC retails fireworks in the US under the registered trademark, PHANTOM FIREWORKS, and operates at <fireworks .com>. …

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Loses UDRP and More! – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.5

ADNDRC: 22 Year Delay Results in Unanimous Loss for Hong Kong Stock Exchange Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited v. Time Cowork Ltd, ADNDRC Case No. HK-2101563, HK-2101564 and HK-2101565  <hkex.com>, <hkex.net> and <hkex.org> Complaint Denied Panelists: Ms. Shahla Ali, Mr. Douglas Clark and The Hon. Neil Brown Q.C.   Brief Facts: The Complainant, incorporated on July 8, 1999, controls …

Were Complainants Targeted? Also, Two More RDNH! ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.4

Parties to a UDRP Should be Careful with and Forthright in their Submissions Indoor Billboard/Northwest, Inc. v. Domain Administrator / Synergy Technologies, LLC, NAF Claim Number: FA2111001973863  <IndoorBillboard .com> Complaint Denied (RDNH) Panelists: Mr. Aaron B. Newell (Presiding), Mr. Gerald M. Levine, and Honorable Bruce E. Meyerson (Ret.), Brief Facts: The US Complainant has a US trademark for INDOOR BILLBOARD …

Bybt.com, MaryWashingtonHealth.com, Luma.com and more interesting decisions – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.3

Complainant’s Plan B and Attempt to Mislead, Results in RDNH Decision Bybit Fintech Limited v. Liqian (李黔), WIPO Case No. D2021-3559 <bybt .com> Complaint Denied (RDNH) Panelist: Mr. Matthew Kennedy Brief Facts: The Complainant, established in 2018, operates a cryptocurrency exchange at <bybit .com> (note the “i” in contrast to disputed domain name, bybt .com). The Complainant filed trademark applications …