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April, 2010

  • 26 April

    Chanel sweeps up five domains in dispute

    French fashion house Chanel has won a dispute filed with the WIPO covering five domains: chanelbagsale.com, chanelbageshop.com, chanelhandbags.org, chanel-sale.com, and chanelsale.net. Naturally, the company contended that the names violated its trademark and were being used in bad faith. The registrant failed to respond to these allegations. Personally, I don’t even …

  • 23 April

    RapidShare makes haste in case against cybersquatters

    German file hosting site RapidShare has filed a domain dispute to take control of six domains containing the term “rapidshare.” This is rather ironic because intellectual property advocates have attacked the site in the past for hosting pirated content, but now the 35th-most-visited site is trying to protect its own …

  • 23 April

    As it turns out, winning a domain arbitration case doesn't always get you the domain

    Elliot’s Blog covered a story this week about a domain dispute involving wooot.com at the URDP . Although the complainant, Woot.com, won the case, it did not get the domain. What happened? As it turns out, the URDP doesn’t necessarily always transfer the domain to the winner. In this instance, …

  • 19 April

    Victoria's Secret wins dispute over useless domain

    Victoria’s Secret just won a case it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain victoriassecretzone.info. The company claimed the name violated its trademark and was confusingly similar to its brand name. The registrant did not respond– probably because he had no clue why Victoria’s Secret wanted the name …

  • 16 April

    Louis Vuitton loses case over lvmobile.com

    French fashion house Louis Vuitton recently filed a complaint to get its hands on lvmobile.com, only to lose in the arbitration hearing this week. The company claimed the domain violated its trademarks for “Louis Vuitton,” “Vuitton,” and “LV.” Fortunately, the arbitrator decided that the letters “lv” could not be confused …

  • 9 April

    Google initiates dispute over domain qoogle.com

    Normally the domains big corporations fight for are pretty useless. Recently, however, Google filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum over a name that is very important for its brand protection: qoogle.com. The name is so important because the “q” looks very much like a “g.” A quick visit …

  • 7 April

    Serial cybersquatter refuses to give up

    Meet Alf Temme. His portfolio of more than one thousand trademark-violating typo domains has landed him numerous lawsuits over the years from a range of companies. These include Dell, Air France, and America Online. He admits to being a typosquatter, using names like d3ell.com to sell exercise machines on his …

March, 2010

  • 29 March

    Microsoft wins Bing domain names

    Corporate giant Microsoft won a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over seven domains: bingcamera.com,bingfinancing.com,directorybing.com,drugstorebing.com,girlsbing.com,marketingbing.com and mediabing.com. The company claimed that the domains were confusingly similar to its Bing search engine trademark. The registrant, Yaoxin Liu, did not contest Microsoft’s claims. Personally, I don’t see why Liu registered …

  • 23 March

    WIPO: Football makes up large number of domain cases

    According to the WIPO, it heard some 2,107 complaints on 4,688 domains in 2009. What is more interesting, however, is that a large number of these complaints involved football domains. “Football featured strongly in the WIPO Centre’s 2009 caseload, including the upcoming World Cup,” the WIPO said. One of the …

  • 15 March

    Domain news recap

    The domain world never sleeps. Here’s a recap of what’s happened over the last few days: 1. WeddingGift.com and WeddingGifts.com sold together for $160,000 USD. The buyer was smart to grab both names, but in my opinion, he overpaid. 2. In what is probably one of the biggest disappointments so …