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Domain Dispute after the collapse of a Metaverse Art Project

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Before entering into any professional association, written terms of agreement must be established between the entities. These are important in bitter situations when there is a dispute among members. Those agreements help the separation to take place in a smoothened way. ArtMeta AG is a Swiss entity that is developing a metaverse consisting of a 3D world. The company wanted to provide a unique...

.ca domain begins first brand campaign in French

Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has launched a new brand campaign for .ca domain names. Brand campaigns by a registry for its domain name is not unique. However, this would be the first time CIRA launches a brand campaign in French. A question as to why would CIRA do so? No, this branding is not intended towards France. Rather, it is intended towards the residents of the Canadian...

5 fraudulent domain names detected every second

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Fraudulent domain names are a nuisance every IT personal faces. However, do you have any idea about the total number of all fraudulent domain names? A report by Akamai claims the number to be at 79 million! The report states that Akamai processed 13 million fraudulent domain names every month in the first half of 2022. This turns out to be close to 5 fraudulent domain names per second! Akamai was...

Owner of ccTLD domain files complaint against .com holder

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Although it has almost become a cliche now, .com domain names are still the most popular extension globally. Given the availability, any corporate entity would choose the .com TLD, before any other extension. So much so that people with the possession of a ccTLD domain name often file a UDRP complaint against .com domain name owners with the same Second level domain name. Xiatech Consulting Ltd...

Canadian complainant and Indian respondent over CGI

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Some terms are generic in nature. Generic means that they are common and used in many different ways by different entities. Trademarks in such terms are difficult to register as well as to administer. Such marks can be used by other parties, without the consent of the holder on the  basis of commonality. CGI, Inc.  is a Canadian firm that specializes in providing IT and business...

When Shopify had to reach Canadian Dispute Resolution forum over a domain name

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Big online companies always face the brunt of domain impersonation scams. However, sometimes even partners dupe an entity’s brand names. As evident in this case involving Shopify. Shopify had to enter the doors of Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre. The domain name at the center of the dispute was ShopifyDevelopment.com. Shopify presented in the court is that it is a...

Does TopEmployers.com belong to Top Employers Institute?

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In domain name disputes the possession of a trademark does not mean ownership of the domain. There are other elements as well for a complaint to succeed. CRF International Holding B.V., Netherlands is a company that provides various services in the field of business and database management. The company is an international entity with presence in 11 offices worldwide. The company possesses the...

When former partners wrestled for the domain GreenYourLab.org

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Breakups are tough, both personally and professionally. Sometimes disputes over a domain name arise when both parties were earlier partners. My Green Lab, Corp is a non-profit organization aimed at sustainability. It operates on the domain name MyGreenLab.org. The organization owns the USPTO trademark for MY GREEN LAB, registered in December 2014. However, the domain name GreenYourLab.org was...

FICO files UDRP against FICOIndia.com

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A common method of brand impersonation is adding a country’s name to a brand. Adding a country’s name to a popular brand makes people feel like the domain name belongs to a brand’s subsidiary in that country. It is not physically possible to register such combinations in every country. Hence, the UDRP procedures provide an alternative. Fair Isaac Corporation is a credit score analytics company...

Respondent beats trademark owner without even appearing

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The UDRP Panel is composed of judges of utmost honesty and professionalism. This is evident in many cases where if the facts are so aligned, then the panel decides in favor of the party even when they are absent from the procedure.  Blackbaud, Inc is a software company that helps other organizations and companies to organize charity events. In 2017 the company acquired another company named...

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