Hard-Hitting RDNH Findings and More – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 1.16

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP, UDRP Case Summaries, WIPO

Panelist Neuman Makes Extensive RDNH Finding Against Complainant Who Waited 20 Years and Failed to Prove Even Common Law Rights Electrosoft Services, Inc. v. TechOps / SyncPoint, NAF Claim Number: FA2110001969515 <electrosoft .com>  Complaint Denied (RDNH) Panelist: Mr. Jeffrey J. Neuman Brief Facts: The Complainant provides Information Technology and Cybersecurity services, primarily the US government. The Complainant admits that it does not have …

Two Swedish Companies Get Mixed Bag Results, Reduction of Information, and more! ICA UDRP Digest – Volume 1.10

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP, UDRP Case Summaries, WIPO

US Financial Broker Attempts to Take Advantage of Pre-IPO News of a Swedish Company Klarna Bank AB v. Dorin Keith, WIPO Case No. D2021-2603 <klarnapreipo .com> Transfer Panelist: Dr. Clive N.A. Trotman Brief Facts: The Complainant is a Swedish financial institution, specialising in the provision of facilities enabling consumers to pay for purchased goods and services over a period of time …

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.6

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP, UDRP Case Summaries, WIPO

Attempt to swap website redirection foiled Universal Navigation Inc. d/b/a Uniswap Labs v. Registration Private, Domains By Proxy, LLC / Future XXX, WIPO Case No. D2021-1556 <uniswap .com> Transfer Panelist: Mr. Edoardo Fano (Presiding), Mr. Lawrence K. Nodine, Mr. William A. Van Caenegem Brief Facts: The US Complainant is operating in the financial field of blockchain, cryptocurrency and trading protocol …

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.5

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP, UDRP Case Summaries, WIPO

Red Bull in a China Shop T.C. Pharmaceutical Industries Co., Ltd v. junzhi wang, beijing hongniuyinliao xiaoshouyouxiangongsi, WIPO Case No. D2021-1297 <redbullbeijing .com> and others Transfer (with dissenting opinion) Panelist: Mr. Matthew Kennedy (Presiding), Mr. Joseph Simone and Dr. Hong Xue (Dissenting) Brief Facts: The Thai Complainant sells energy drinks including RED BULL. The Complainant entered into joint venture and trademark licensing agreements …

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.4

Kamila Sekiewicz new gTLD, UDRP, UDRP Case Summaries, WIPO

Gooooal! Beckhams Score a Domain Transfer Victoria Beckham, David Beckham v. Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 1247653581/ Cynthia Panford, WIPO Case No. D2021-1841 <usBeckham .com> Transfer Panelist: Mr. Warwick A. Rothnie Brief Facts: The Complainants are wife and husband. The first Complainant started her “Victoria Beckham” fashion label in 2008 and her fashion products are offered for sale from an official …

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP, UDRP Case Summaries, WIPO

============================================================ Quality Carriers, Inc. v. Bests, LLC, WIPO Case No. D2021-1807 QualityCarriers.com  Transfer    Panelist: Mr Robert A. Badgley  Summary: Generic-sounding QualityCarriers.com transferred in UDRP proceedings. Complainant had a long standing trademark. Respondent had record of prior cybersquatting. No proper response filed. Brief Facts: Quality Carriers, Inc., USA filed UDRP over <qualitycarriers.com>. Complainant, a provider of transportation services, had a registered Trademark …

ICA PARTICIPATES IN WIPO 20TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM

Kamila Sekiewicz UDRP, WIPO

Zak Muscovitch, General Counsel of the ICA, was invited by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to present at its symposium on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UDRP held in Geneva on October 21, 2019.  This invitation was a rare opportunity to share the perspective of domain name investors to an audience of UDRP panelists.  UDRP panelists …

Responsible and Prudent UDRP Panels Decline to Draw Conclusions in the Absence of Clear and Sufficient Evidence

Zak Muscovitch Domain Law, Law & Policy, UDRP, WIPO

In the recent case concerning Chatroulette.org , the Panel demonstrated the responsible and prudent approach in evaluating evidence in the UDRP. The Panel stated as follows: “The Panel takes the view that the Respondent’s denial of knowledge of the existence of the Complainant and his trade mark at that date is credible enough to require more from the Complainant to …

UDRP: Better Late than Never – ICA Applauds WIPO for Removing Misguided ‘Retroactive Bad Faith’

admin Domain Law, Law & Policy, UDRP, WIPO

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a non-profit trade group representing the domain industry, applauds the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for removing misleading guidance from the newly released updated version 3.0 of its Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions that in the previous version had granted undeserved legitimacy to a misconstruction of the UDRP commonly known as …

Initial Statement of the Internet Commerce Association Regarding the Camilla.Com UDRP Decision

Philip Corwin Domain Law, ICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP, WIPO

Washington, DC; December 11, 2015 — The Internet Commerce Association today released the following initial statement in regard to the November 30 decision of the WIPO Administrative Panel in the case of Camilla Australia Pty Ltd v. Domain Admin, Mrs Jello, LLC (Case No. D2015-1593; http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2015-1593): The egregious three-member panel decision in this Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) dispute departs …