Internet giant Yahoo recently filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, arguing that it has rights to Yahoo.tel. The domain was registered on March 23, 2009 by David Blanco of Oviedo, Spain. Yahoo will likely win the dispute. Given the company’s vast web presence and many trademarks, how can the current owner justify his [...]
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In a recent dispute over domain ShoeZone.com, arbitrator WIPO declared the owner guilty of bad faith and ordered the name be transferred to a UK trademark holder. This was in part due to his use of WHOIS privacy protection to hide his contact details: …the Respondent’s use of the privacy service is at least consistent [...]
American pharmaceutical and general consumables company Johnson & Johnson recently filed a dispute over nizoralshampoo.com, registered by Jorgenson Group of Companies. J&J claimed that the domain is similar to its trademarked Nizoral shampoo product. For its defense, Jorgenson had nothing to offer, opting not to respond when the case was brought before the National Arbitration [...]
Last week, EZMoney.com sold for £13,411 ($22,000 USD at auction). Finance and loan-related domains have traditionally always demanded a premium at marketplace, but the fact this name sold for the price of a new car is surprising considering it’s trademarked. This site claims ownership of the trademark “EZMoney.” A quick search through the U.S. Trademark [...]
Beer giant Heineken apparently missed out on the .tel sunrise period, and now wants to get its hands on Heineken.tel. The only problem is, someone else has already registered it. Now the brewer has filed a WIPO complaint to take the name from its owner. Normally these sorts of issues are open-and-shut cases. Heineken is [...]
Talk Show host and celebrity Jay Leno has scored a victory over an individual from Wisconsin who registered the domain name, weeknightswithjayleno.com. Garrison Hintz claims that he registered the domain name with the intention of creating a fan site about Jay Leno; however, the site has instead served as an advertisement portal, since its initial [...]
In an effort to secure domain names that match the names of his children, Tiger Woods has been filing domain disputes with the National Arbitration Forum. In order to make a case, the award-winning Golfer argued that the names are confusingly similar to the trademark “Tiger Woods”. The arbitrator refused the claim. The two domains [...]