CategoryTrademarks

Indian Court gives landmark judgement protecting Personality Rights

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Personality rights refer to the rights a person has against an unauthorised and ill intended use of their name, image, voice or anything immediately related to them, without their consent. This right might seem obvious, but a solid legal framework protecting this right is generally missing worldwide. Delhi High Court had been hearing a plea filed by the legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan...

Mississippi Supreme Court upholds judgment against cybersquatter

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In 2018, Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law was passed. This law provided a way for the Mississippi State Lottery to be organized, for the maintenance of which Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) was formed. A peculiar thing occurred related to the Lottery when a domain investor decided to register a series of domain names related to the event. As many as 60 of them! All of the domain...

Namify’s new Business Name Generator tool can be a game changer in Trademark safety

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You know what’s the most irritating thing while starting a business? After getting your company established, getting it up and running you find out that the name you selected is registered by some already existing entity. All of your ambitions around your dream company gets disturbed over this little silly loophole. What is even more terrible is the approach of most of the companies towards this...

Respondent agrees to delete the domain, while the panel cancels Complaint

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A remarkable feature about UDRP dispute resolution procedures is the honesty and integrity maintained in the dispute’s resolution. Even if a party is absent, the case isn’t decided against the absentee. Rather, the merits of the case are looked upon and a decision is taken. Kelin S.r.l. Is a designing company that makes motorcycle helmets and other motorcycle equipment such as bags. The company...

SoBold.com raises bold contentions

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In domain disputes, mere registration of a trademark doesn’t appear sufficient most of the time. Any party before claiming exclusive right to a mark, must first present that it has acquired notoriety in respect to those terms. So Bold Limited, is a company based in the UK. The company provides web development services and uses the domain name SoBold.co.uk. The company however, was aggrieved over...

Panel’s harsh decision on English complainant

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Although UDRP procedures are the benchmark of professionalism in the industry. Every once in a while a dispute decision surfaces that appear a little partial towards one party. Flexspace No 2 LLP is a company that provides services in relation to flexible offices, workshops, industrial and self-storage spaces. The company was however disturbed by the registration and use of the domain name...

When someone registered ‘Back to the Future’ Car’s domain name

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Back to the Future is among the most iconic movies of all time. Its unique characters, plot and the car attracted everyone’s imagination. Did you know that car belonged to a company named DeLorean? DeLorean Motor Company is the owner of the popular car featured in the company. The original company was founded in 1975, and the motor company has been using the DELOREAN mark since 1995. It had...

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...

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...

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