CategoryDomain Disputes

Muzmatch and Match.com conundrum

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Since the past few months, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has been witnessing a deep tussle between two dating companies. Match.com and Muzmatch, were both involved in a legal question that whether Muzmatch infringed upon the trademarks of Match.com. Muzmatch is a new dating platform that is aimed for Muslim couples. The company provides an opportunity for the users to meet each other in...

A look into GigaLaw’s Domain Dispute Digest

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GigaLaw has launched its first quarterly report of Domain Dispute Digest of the year. The report talks about the current trends and the overall situation of Domain Name Disputes.  Domain Disputes in the first quarter of 2022 witnessed a 20% increase as in comparison to the same quarter of the previous year. The figure is even greater when instead of Domain Disputes, the number of Domain Names...

Complainant fails to flex FlexSpace.tech

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Flexspace No 2 LLP is a company based in the UK. The company provides flexible offices, workshops, industrial and self-storage spaces. The company however found its registered trademarks violated through the registration and use of the domain name FlexSpace.tech. The company thus filed a complaint at WIPO.  The Complainant owns the UK and The EU trademarks over FLEXSPACE, registered in...

Cygames hint at new game release via domain name and trademark registrations

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Cygames is a Japanese Video games company. The company which has a 5% stake allotted to Nintendo is all geared up for the release of a new game.  The company had registered the domain name AkibaMaidWar.jp. The company had also filed for trademarks in Japan over the Akiba Maid War mark. On May 17th, the company was allotted the trademarks over the mark. These developments assured that the...

Tussle for reaching a level of ‘Higher Spiritualism’

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The cases of trademark dispute are a part of the commercial sphere. Competitive companies are bound to disagree over use of some common terms amongst themselves. However, it seems that spiritual institutions like the Churches are also not free from such situations.  WIPO recently came across a dispute between two Churches regarding the use of two domain names, namely HigherSpiritualism.com...

Fevicol.com registered by someone?

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Fevicol is as common in India as is bread. From a deprived Rickshaw puller to the CEO of a conglomerate, Fevicol is known by one and all. It was hence quite shocking to find that Fevicol.com was under registered by someone else and parties had to reach WIPO.  Fevicol is a product of Pidilite Industries Limited. The company has been in operation since 1969. The company has been selling...

Panel takes side of the Respondent with more than 15 negative UDRP

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McCoy & Partners B.V. is a company based in the Netherlands. The Company provides information technology consultancy services since its incorporation in 2012. The company functions under the domain name McCoy-Partners.com and uses McCoy for its services. The company was however aggrieved over the registration and continued use of the domain name McCoy.com. The Company tried to contact and...

Fraudulent ‘patterns’ of Respondent busted

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Cosmic Patterns Software, Inc. is a US based company. The Company develops software in relation to the Astrology industry.  The Company found its rights violated, when a Chinese entity fraudulently registered the domain name Patterns.com. The company thus decided to file a Complaint at Forum.  The Complainant claims that it has been using the PATTERNS mark in his business for over...

Panel’s red sign to USgreens.com

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Bert & Wetta Sales, Inc. operates a wholesale business of green food items. The Company supplies green ingredients to other companies that use them to manufacture their finished goods.  The company was aggrieved when it found the registration and use of the domain USgreens.com. The company thus filed a complaint at Forum.  The Complainant has along with it a strikingly similar and...

Panel fails to arrive at a decision in ‘Timec’

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Timec Oil and Gas, Inc. is a US Company that provides mechanical, maintenance, turnaround, and construction services in the oil and gas industry. The Company was concerned regarding the misuse of its registered trademarks. A domain name TimecServices.com was hampering its trademark. The company thus filed a Complaint at WIPO over it.  The Complainant here operates at the domain name Timec...

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