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January, 2010

  • 19 January

    Lacoste wins lacostebuy.com

    Clothing retailer Lacoste won the domain lacostebuy.com in a recent dispute it filed with the WIPO. The name was used by a Chinese citizen, Liu Dong Ping, to sell counterfeit merchandise. For this reason and because of trademark infringement, Lacoste requested that it be given ownership of the name. In …

  • 18 January

    Forbes nails cybersquatter for $300,000

    The Russian division of business periodical Forbes has won a dispute over the name Forbes.ru. In addition to the name, a Moscow arbitration court has awarded the company $300,000 USD in damages. This is the largest compensation ever awarded to an American company in a Russian court case. Because Forbes …

  • 14 January

    Goodwill Industries abandons lawsuit over Goodwill.com

    Goodwill Industries, an American non-profit charity, has dropped a lawsuit filed against company Cyber2Media over the domain Goodwill.com. Cyber2Media acquired the same at auction for$55,978 several months ago when the owner, a Japanese staffing company, allowed it to expire. The company parked the name and displayed charity-related PPC ads. Claiming, …

  • 13 January

    Google wins domain dispute

    Google recently won a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain googlemapsrealestate.com. The search giant claims the owner was using the name to operate a Google Maps knock-off and that it violates Google trademarks. The domain hasn’t be transferred yet and the site is still live. …

  • 8 January

    American loses 16 domains to Apple

    Daniel Bijan, a Los-Angeles singer and entrepreneur, recently lost a domain dispute with Apple over 16 domains. In its complaint filed under ICANN’s UDRP, the Cupertino company claimed the names were confusingly similar to its trademarks. Naturally, the arbitrator ruled in favor of Apple. A few of the names seized …

  • 5 January

    Victoria's Secret emerges victorious from domain dispute

    Between modeling expensive lingerie and selling beauty products, the busy girls at Victoria’s Secret managed to find time to file a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, claiming rights to the name victoriassecretpromotion.com. The retailer claimed the domain is confusingly similar to its trademark. The name was registered early last …

December, 2009

  • 30 December

    Google loses dispute over Groovle.com

    Google has lost a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum requesting ownership of Groovle.com. The Mountain View company argued the domain was confusingly similar to “Google,” but the three-person panel thought otherwise. Out of 65 cases filed with the forum, this is only one out of two the …

  • 28 December

    Wal-Mart wins domain dispute

    Big box retailer Wal-Mart won two domains in a recent arbitration dispute: peapleofwalmart.com and walmart-winners.com. The corporation claims the names were used in bad faith “to raise advertising revenue through the use of sponsored links.” This case is interesting because the owner of peapleofwalmart.com probably didn’t mean to profit from …

  • 21 December

    AOL wins domain dispute

    American web media giant and ISP AOL has won a dispute at the National Arbitration Forum over the domain 4ngadget.com. AOL claimed the name violated the trademark of its gadget blog Engadget. At first glance, but two may not seem confusingly similar, but because “4” is located right next to …

  • 11 December

    Dell wins several names in dispute

    Dell recently won a domain dispute it submitted to the National Arbitration Forum over the following names: dellgaming.com, dellvideogames.com, dellvideogaming.com, and dellconsole.com. Naturally, Dell complained that the above names violated its trademark. It also accused the registrant, Patrick McDonough, of using them in bad faith because of a number of …

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