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December, 2009

  • 4 December

    Domain name arbitration

    Coca-Cola has won rockncoke.net in a domain name arbitration case at the WIPO. The beverage company claimed the domain was confusing similar to its trademark and used in bad faith. The panel responsible for the ruling also believes that the registrant intended to sell the name to Coca-Cola and turn …

November, 2009

  • 30 November

    Lufthansa wins star-alliance.net domain

    German airline Lufthansa has won a dispute over the domain star-alliance.net. The firm claims the name infringed on the trademark of Star Alliance, an alliance of airlines of which Lufthansa is a member. The case was heard by a WIPO arbitration panel. The initial registrant of the name, Lord Oxford …

  • 18 November

    Apple gains control of itunes.com.mx

    Given the large number of domain extensions out there, it’s nearly impossible for companies to register a domain on each one for all their products. This explains why Apple recently filed a dispute over the name itunes.com.mx, which had been registered several years earlier by a cybersquatter. Naturally, Apple won …

  • 13 November

    Janet Jackson wins domain arbitration case

    Janet Jackson has won a domain dispute submitted by her representative, Stephen J. Strauss, to the National Arbitration Forum. The name in question is rhythmnation1814.com, which she claims violated her trademark on the album name “Rhythm Nation 1814.” The arbitration panel ordered the name be transferred to Jackson. It is …

  • 2 November

    Delta wins arbitration case

    Delta Airlines won a dispute over the domain delta-tickets.com at the WIPO last week. The name was originally registered by Jannie Blazek, a citizen of the Czech Republic. The one-person arbitration panel sided with Delta, agreeing with the airline that the domain was being used in bad faith. According to …

October, 2009

  • 22 October

    AAA wins battle over AAA.net

    A Pennsylvania judge ruled earlier this week that the domain AAA.net be transferred to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The judgment ended a long legal battle between the AAA and the registrant, James M. Van Johns. AAA claimed that Van Johns and his company, QTK Internet, Inc, were committing cybersquatting …

  • 16 October

    Steffi Graf wins domain dispute

    German world tennis champion Steffi Graf found herself fighting in a different sort of court recently– the National Arbitration Forum. SGF License, LLC, a company that has exclusive rights to Graf’s name, submitted a complaint that the domain steffigraf.info was confusingly similar to the athlete’s name and used in bad …

  • 8 October

    Deutsche Kreditbank wins at WIPO

    Deutsche Kreditbank has filed and won a dispute at the WIPO over the domain DKB.com. This is not surprising, however, considering the name’s owner never used the name, could not be reached, and did not respond to the filing. The arbitrator, John Swinson, decided that the name was being used …

  • 7 October

    Singapore Airlines wins silverkris.com

    Singapore Airlines has won a dispute filed at the WIPO. It involved ownership of the domain silverkris.com, which the company claimed was confusingly similar to its trademark, “SilverKris.” The registrants, Wilson Yang and Chuan Lee, argued that since the name is made up of two English words (a “kris” is …

September, 2009

  • 28 September

    Disney wins domain dispute, but was it worth the effort?

    Disney recently filed a complaint over the domain dealsdisney.info with the National Arbitration Forum. Arguing that the domain infringed on its trademark, the company won the case. But was it really worth the time and effort? Disney spent thousands of pounds in arbitration fees and employee time for a domain …