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December, 2009

  • 24 December

    Netflix loses domain dispute over Netlix.com

    Anthony Fox of Tennessee, USA registered Netlix.com to launch the website for his web hosting service company called Netlix Inc. Little did he know that the DVD giant, now famous for dethroning Blockbuster Video would file a complaint of cybersquatting against him. The argument is that the name netlix.com is …

August, 2009

  • 24 August

    Bitter Domain Dispute Comes to an End

    A recent domain dispute between Urban Logic Inc. and Urban Logic, Peter Holland has ended in a ruling of reverse domain name hijacking. Peter Holland registered urbanlogic.com in 1999 and used it for his consulting business before turning it into a blog for Vietnam veterans. Urban Logic Inc. owns the …

  • 14 August

    WIPO Rules Against a Trademark Holder

    In what is clearly an exceptional yet not completely unique type of case, the WIPO has ruled against a legitimate trademark holder in a domain dispute. Runway Beauty Inc. filed a complaint against Errol Hernandez, who registered and parked runwaymagazine.com, runwaymagazine.net, and runwaymagazine.org. The website opens to a portal stating …

  • 7 August

    Nokia Rescues Ovistore.com

    Mobile telecommunications giant Nokia filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain ovistore.com. The respondent in the case was Nehra Corp. Nokia owns the trademark OVI, and their application store website address is store.ovi.com. Like many other cybersquatting cases, the respondent used ovistore.com to display a website …

July, 2009

  • 31 July

    Sears loses dispute for my-gofer domains

    What do the domains my-gofer.biz,.info.,.net,.org,and .info have in common? Sears Brands, LLC does not have rights to any of them. They apparently thought they did, however, and took the case before an arbitrator. MyGofer is the chosen name and trademark of Sears’ shopping service. Their main website is mygofer.com Sears …

  • 27 July

    SCOPE rinses away cybersquatter

    The Proctor and Gamble Company (PG), responsible for products such as Tide detergent, Pampers diapers, and Scope mouthwash, recently filed a domain dispute with Richard Jones, a man who registered scopemouthwash.com and used it for his search portal of miscellaneous advertisements available in multiple languages. PG owns pg.com as well …

  • 13 July

    Radioshack wins dispute for two domains

    In a recent cybersquatting case, a company in the UK Virgin Islands named Transure Enterprise Ltd registered two domains: radioshackl.com and radioshackultimate.com. I am sure you can already see where this is going. TRS Quality Inc, a subsidiary of Radioshack, filed a complaint in early May arguing that the domains …

  • 9 July

    LEGO wins domain name dispute

    The lesson here is: never mess with people who can build anything they want out of tiny little colored blocks. The respondent, Giocchino Zerbo of Italy now knows that all too well. He registered two domain names: legogames.com and wwwlegos.com. Surely he knew this would cause him trouble, but maybe …

June, 2009

  • 3 June

    Bill Clinton loses domain name dispute

    In April, former U.S. President Bill Clinton filed a formal complaint with the National Arbitation Forum, the organization responsible for hearing domain name disputes under ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (often known as UDRP). Clinton’s complaint contended that The Name It Corporation had violated his trademark by registering williamclinton.com, …