ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.16

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP Case Summaries, Uncategorized

Respondent is Known by the Domain Name Despite Complainant Trademarks  Aquarian Foundation, Inc. v. Daryl Wardenaar, Church of Higher Spiritualism, WIPO Case No. DAU2022-0003 <hispirit .org.au> Panelist: Mr. John Swinson Brief Facts: The Complainant is a church established in 1955, whose principal place of business is in Seattle, United States. The Complainant owns United States and Australian registered trademarks for …

Six New UDRP Cases You Won’t Want to Miss – ICA UDRP Digest – Volume 1.11

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP, UDRP Case Summaries, Uncategorized

Fair Criticism against Florida’s Power & Light Company Upheld  Florida Power & Light Company v. Registration Private, Domains by Proxy, LLC / Alex Patton, Ozean Media, and Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, WIPO Case No. D2021-2526 <fplratenotice .com> Complaint Denied Panelist: Mr. W. Scott Blackmer Brief Facts: The Complainant is the largest energy company in the United States, serving millions of customers across …

ICA Files Comment on ICANN Proposals to Deprive Registrants of Recourse to Court following IGO UDRPs

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In response to ICANN’s request for comments from stakeholders, the ICA filed its Comment today, on the Initial Report on Specific Curative Rights Protections for IGOs. This is an important issue that the ICA has been actively involved in for many years and ICA Board Member Jay Chapman served in the ICANN group working on this issue on behalf of …

Food, Fun, and Friendships Formed and Refreshed at ICA’s 15th Anniversary Meetup in Las Vegas!

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The ICA’s 15th Anniversary Meetup in Las Vegas recently completed.  The first member meetup as a standalone event in the organization’s history was held from September 19-21 at the Green Valley Resort in Henderson, Nevada, located just outside of Las Vegas. Despite a changing Covid-19 outlook, Kamila Sekiewicz, the ICA’s Executive Director, put together the industry’s first sizable in-person gathering …

For the First Time Ever: A “LIVE” UDRP HEARING!

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For the first time ever, you can see a “live” demonstration of how an actual UDRP domain name dispute case is argued and adjudicated. The ICA is very pleased to present in association with the International Trademark Association (INTA) a “moot” or “mock” UDRP hearing. This innovative and lively session will feature three actual UDRP Panelists as they hear a …

Recording of our Business Intelligence Briefing on the Second Round of New gTLDs

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog, new gTLD, Uncategorized

We were delighted to host a panel of new gTLD experts who shared their expertise and predictions for the next round of the new gTLD application process in a webinar earlier this week. The ICA would like to extend a big thank you to our wonderful host, Christa Taylor, and the panelists, Jeff Neuman, Jothan Frakes, and Phill Buckingham. You’ll …

Domain Names and U.S. Income Taxes: The Knowns and The Unknowns

Kamila Sekiewicz Uncategorized

Some of the trickiest issues with domain names involve determining their proper tax treatment. Are domain name purchases held in inventory, expensed, or amortized? If amortized, for how long? How can one appraise a donated domain name? What do you do if you purchase a domain name and a website is included? The ICA is very happy to announce that …

UNDERSTANDING DOMAIN NAME TRANSFER LOCKS

Kamila Sekiewicz Uncategorized

Domain name investors look for security and portability amongst other important factors when selecting a registrar. Locks can sometimes play an important role in securing a valuable domain name. When a registrar locks a domain name upon changing a registrant or changing registrars that may give the registrant time to notice an unauthorized change and better enable the registrar to …

ICA Member Event – The Domains of Brand Naming

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We’re excited to invite our members to another ICA Member Event, The Domains of Brand Naming. The event will be hosted by Catchword’s senior strategist, linguist and co-founder, Laurel Sutton, and creative director, Erin Milnes, experts in linguistics and brand naming! Among other topics, you’ll hear about what brand names are, what they can (and cannot) do, about Catchword’s history, …