The English Vocabulary is Shared by All – ICA UDRP Update – Vol 2.21

Welcome to this week’s newsletter summarizing the most intriguing cases of the past week for you and a  commentaries on wex.com and lifefenefits.com from Zak Muscovitch, ICA General Counsel! If you like the Digest, feel free to subscribe to our FREE newsletter and let others know about it! You can also view the summary on our Twitter feed.   The Importance of …

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>. …

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 …

SimplePlan.com, BabyShark.com, SoccerStore.cc and other interesting UDRP decisions – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.2

A Simple UDRP Plan Results in RDNH Simple Plan Inc. v. Michel Rog, NAF Claim Number: FA2111001973743 <simpleplan .com> Complaint Denied (RDNH) Panelists: Mr. Steven M. Levy, Mr. Terry F. Peppard and Mr. Alan L. Limbury, Brief Facts: The Canadian Complainant originally formed as a pop/rock band in 1999, registered the disputed Domain Name on September 12, 1999. It has …

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

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 …