UDRP Case Summaries

UDRP (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.

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November 29, 2021

What is the Scope of the UDRP? Read this Week’s Cases! ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 1.15

Evidence of Good Faith Registration Outweighs Evidence of Limited Bad Faith Use  360training.com v. DNS ADMIN / BEST WEB LIMITED – www.Bestweb.com, NAF Claim Number: FA2110001968877 <tips .com>  Complaint Denied  Panelist: Dawn Osborne, The Hon Neil Brown Q.C. and Mr. Alan L. Limbury Brief Facts: The Complainant has rights in the TIPS mark based on use since 1983 and registration with the
November 22, 2021

Watch a Mock UDRP Hearing

A Mock UDRP Hearing Fictional Domain Name and Case, Real Panelists  
November 22, 2021

RDNH, Impersonation, a Hijacked Domain and more! – ICA UDRP Digest – Volume 1.12

Complainant Wrongly Claimed Continuous Right, Over Cancelled Trademarks Tytex A/S v. William Coam, Germanium World LLC, WIPO Case No. D2021-3051 <carefix .com>  Complaint Denied (RDNH)  Panelist: Mr. Matthew Kennedy Brief Facts: The Complainant is a provider of medical textiles, including post-surgery garments. Initially, it held trademark registrations for CAREFIX in different jurisdictions starting in 1994 but all expired between 2004 and 2006.
November 22, 2021

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

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
November 22, 2021

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

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
November 22, 2021

Two IP Law Firms Accused of Cybersquatting, and more – ICA UDRP Digest – Volume 1.9

IP Law Firm claim of generic meaning in ‘LEGO’ rejected LEGO Juris A/S v. Kamal Mahmoud, WIPO Case No. D2021-2354 <legoip .com> Transfer Panelist: Mr. Evan D. Brown Brief Facts: The Complainant owns LEGO trademarks for its construction toys and other LEGO branded products in numerous jurisdictions. This includes Egyptian trademark registration dated August 27, 1964 in the home country of
November 22, 2021

UDRP Refresher: Jurisdiction, Common Law Rights, Requirements, Distributing, and More! ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 1.8

No Bad Faith, ‘Givn’ the weak Evidence GIVN Goods, Inc. v. Domain Administrator, Tiburon Holdings, Inc., WIPO Case No. D2021-2589 <givn .com>         Complaint Denied Panelist: Mr. Robert A. Badgley Brief Facts: Complainant sells bottled water under the GIVN trademark since April 9, 2014. The Complainant registered GIVN mark with USPTO soon thereafter and operates at <givnwater .com>. Complainant claims its GIVN
November 22, 2021

Star UDRP Panelists Hand Out Big Losses to Complainants – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 1.7

Complainant Agrees to Purchase Domain Name, Then Brings UDRP and Loses, Gets Slapped with RDNH TranScrip Partners LLP, TranScrip Limited v. Abstract Holdings International Ltd, Domain Admin, WIPO Case No. D2021-2220 <transcrip .com>  Complaint Denied (with RDNH ruling) Panelist: Mr. Robert A. Badgley (Presiding Panelist), Mr. Clive Duncan Thorne and Mr. Tony Willoughby Brief Facts: The Complainant’s unsolicited offer to purchase the Domain
November 22, 2021

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.6

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
November 22, 2021

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.5

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
November 22, 2021

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.4

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
November 22, 2021

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.3

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.3 Toros Tarım Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi v. Mehmet, Metbil Teknoloji / Toros Fidancılık Özel Ağaç Tarım ve Hayvancılık Pazarlama Ticaret Limited, WIPO Case No. D2021-1464 Domain Name: >>TorosTarim .net<< Complaint Denied Panelist: Mr. Dilek Ustun Ekdial Brief Facts: The Turkish Complainant was founded in 1974 in the agricultural sector. Since
November 22, 2021

ICA Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1.2

You can also sign up for the newsletter version of these summaries here   LERINS & BCW v. Domain Administrator, NameFind Cayman Islands Ltd., WIPO Case No. D2021-1861 >>Lerins.com<<  Complaint Denied with RDNH ruling Panelist: Mr. Luca Barbero (Presiding), Ms. Emmanuelle Ragot and Mr. Andrew D. S. Lothian Brief Facts: Complainant is a French law firm originally formed in 2006. There
November 22, 2021

ICA Launches Weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest – Volume 1

The Internet Commerce Association is pleased and excited to announce that, commencing today, August 23, 2021, the ICA will be offering a free weekly UDRP Case Summary Digest by email. UDRP cases of note will be summarized weekly and sent out every Monday, beginning today. The ICA believes that this new service will provide an additional and helpful resource for
August 4, 2021

Tata Sons Private Ltd. vs. Registration Private, Domains By Proxy, LLC / Victor TSB

Tata Sons Private Ltd. vs. Registration Private, Domains By Proxy, LLC / Victor TSB WIPO Case No. D2021-1084 June 28, 2021 Panelist(s): Matthew Kennedy TAATAS.com: The Indian Complainant is a part of well-known TATA Group, having business in multiple business sectors and Trademark rights in ‘TATA’. It is one of the top 100 global brands, having Trademarks registered in numerous