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WIPO – UDRP: Proof of bad faith registration crucial

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name mainly based on the lack of evidence about the Respondent’s bad faith upon registration of the domain name in dispute. The Complainant was Zeca S.p.A of

WIPO: Cybersquatting reaches all-time high with the introduction of new gTLDs

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency based in Geneva that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), issued a press release last month revealing that cybersquatting cases reached an all-time high in 2016, with 3,036 cases filed (as compared with 2,754 cases filed in 2015), representing a 10% increase over

WIPO – France: Domain name used for cyber fraud

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a Panel ordered the transfer of a domain name because, although it had never been used for an active website, it had been used to send fraudulent emails in an attempted cyber fraud. The Complainant

A Top 10 Dispute in China

China Business Law Journal has recently announced its ‘Deals of the Year 2016’ recognizing cases that saw the most sophisticated efforts by legal counsel. And as a result our work for Tencent has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Dispute Deals of the Year and the only domain name case on the list.

WIPO: Complainant files UDRP to protect its brand(y)

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a cognac producer successfully obtained the transfer of 10 domain names reproducing its brand under the .TOP and .VIP new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). The .TOP gTLD is one of the many gTLDs recently

Asia: Can’t grab a .taxi?

In a dispute before the Kuala Lumpur office of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, the Panel allowed the transfer of the domain name <grab.taxi> to the Complainant. The Complainant was GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd, which operated a mobile taxi booking application in Southeast Asia.  The Complainant was the registered owner of a few

WIPO: UDRP is a good egg

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a three-member Panel refused to order the transfer of a domain name that exactly matched the Complainant’s trade mark because the Complainant failed to prove bad faith registration and use, given the domain name’s plausible

WIPO: Cybersquatting reaches new heights with the introduction of new gTLDs

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations specialized agency based in Geneva that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has released a press release revealing that cybersquatting cases in 2015 were up 4.6% compared to 2014.  The increase in cybersquatting activity appears to be explained by the recent expansion of

WIPO – UDRP: Monumental win for Moncler

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a luxury fashion sportswear company obtained the transfer of 50 domain names incorporating its trade mark, which were being used to point to websites either offering counterfeit products for sale or containing pay-per-click links to

WIPO / US : UDRP gets personal

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name consisting of a personal name for failure to prove common law or unregistered trade mark rights in the name. The Complainant was Kait Robinson, a young

US: Domain name – thrown under the party bus

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), a panel ordered the transfer of a domain name although registration of the domain name predated filing of the trade mark application. The Complainant was Party Bus MN, LLC., a company that provided transportation services for

WIPO: A not so “cristal” clear case of cybersquatting

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name confusingly similar to a trade mark for failure to prove that it was registered for its trade mark value as opposed to its generic or descriptive

WIPO: Pay attention to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name and went on to make a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH), even though the Respondent did not specifically ask for such relief. The Complainant