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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Respondent Warned Complainant before UDRP Filed, but Complainant Persisted – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.47

November 29, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions, with commentary from our General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch: ‣ Respondent Warned Complainant before UDRP Filed, but Complainant Persisted (candycloud .com *plus comment) ‣ Panelist Uses Google Search to Corroborate Complainant’s Claims (stylage .com *plus comment) ‣ Greater Onus on Complainants in Cases Involving

Panelist: ‘Respondent’s Asking Price is Relevant but not Determinative’ – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.46

November 22, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions, with commentary from our Director, Nat Cohen and General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch: ‣ Panelist: ‘Respondent’s Asking Price is Relevant but not Determinative’ (trx .com *plus comment) ‣ Complainant Brought UDRP despite Knowing about Respondent’s Trademarks and Different Business (buildarocket .com *plus comment) ‣

Respondent’s Infringing ‘Clover’ Domain Name for Payment Services Likely Targeted Complainant – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.45

November 15, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions, with commentary from our General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch: ‣ Respondent’s Infringing ‘Clover’ Domain Name for Payment Services Likely Targeted Complainant (cloverskypay .com *plus comment) ‣ Complainant’s 2(f) Registration is an Indication that the Trademark Was Inherently Descriptive (sightandsoundfilms .com *plus comment) ‣ Respondent

Respondent Fraudulently Impersonated Australian Company – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.44

November 8, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions, with commentary from our General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch: ‣ Respondent Fraudulently Impersonated Australian Company (universalgiftcard .org) ‣ Complainant Obtains Domain Name from its Former Web Developer (baseballcoachtraining .com *plus comment) ‣ Complex Commercial Matter in Contrast to Cybersquatting (sterop .net) ‣ Cybersquatted Domain Name with Active MX  Records Looms as a

Major COCA-COLA Bottler and Counsel Found to Have Engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.43

November 1, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions, with commentary from our General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch: kof.com (with comment by Zak Muscovitch) projectpay.com (with comment by Zak Muscovitch) floridafamilyinsurance.com (with comment by Zak Muscovitch) habi.com (with comment by Zak Muscovitch) goin.com zerobouncerate.com (with comment by Zak Muscovitch) If you like the

Co-Panelists: Private Research Undertaken by the Presiding Panelist Contaminated the Case ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.42

October 25, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions: fordirect.com (includes a comment by ICA General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch) dagi.com (includes a comment by ICA General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch) guessportugalpt.com and more domain names (includes a comment by ICA General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch) thefearofgod .net schiedmayer.com

Panel: ‘Registrant cannot be expected to have paid USD $45k for Cybersquatting’ – ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.41

October 18, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions: Emprendedores.com SambaTV.com StarLinkMX.com HummingBird.com PlanPay.com YSenses.com Our Editor Ankur Raheja has added commentary as well.  Enjoy! If you find this digest useful, and would like to subscribe to our FREE weekly newsletter, simply subscribe to it here. We also post summaries of notable cases

Resale of Made-up Terms Permissible, Just Like Acronyms, Dictionary Words, and Common Phrases

October 13, 2022
ICA UDRP Digest – Vol 2.40 Thank you for tuning in to this week’s digest!  In this issue, we review these noteworthy decisions: <nobli .com> <tobias .com> <nuramax .com> <melindagates .com> <bonamanzi .com> Our General Counsel Zak Muscovitch has added commentary as well.  Enjoy! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Resale of Made-up Terms Permissible, Just Like Acronyms, Dictionary Words, and Common Phrases Nobli Ltd.

Policy Not Intended to Prohibit without Exception, Use of Complainant’s Trademark

October 4, 2022
We hope you will enjoy this edition of the Digest, as we review these noteworthy recent decisions: <usaainsuranceclaimsadjusting .com> <boostcollective .com> <sukhsagar .com> <meta-statefarm .com> Our General Counsel Zak Muscovitch has added commentary as well.  Enjoy! The ICA looks forward to attending WIPO’s Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Precedent and Practice, in Geneva, October 12 and 13, 2022. Attending

Complainant Attempts to Withdraw Complaint after Respondent Requests RDNH Ruling – UDRP Digest Volume 2.38

September 29, 2022
Thank you for joining us for the Digest as we cover some of the most interesting decisions from the past week; <veripro .com>, <snugg .com>, <redreactive .com>, <mambo-beach .info>, and <jurgenneeme .com>. Our General Counsel Zak Muscovitch has added commentary as well.  Enjoy! Complainant Attempts to Withdraw Complaint after Respondent Demands RDNH Ruling ITF v. Anonymize, Inc. / Domain Admin, Sébastien Schmitt,