CategoryTrademarks

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...

ICANN to hold Webinars for the proposed WHOIS Disclosure System

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ICANN has for a long time been receiving persistent requests about one thing. A change in its WHOIS Disclosure System. There is a system by which we can find information related to the registrant of a domain name. The WHOIS feature.  Why is this information required? Sometimes, a domain name might be infringing upon someone’s trademarks or being used for any other illegal activity. For these...

Did you know Bitcoin was almost named Netcoin?

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Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency in the world. The currency is synonymous with the whole crypto industry. The uptick as well as downtick of its valuation suddenly starts representing the health of the whole sector. But did you know the biggest cryptocurrency wasn’t originally named Bitcoin? Yes, whoever is Satoshi Nakomata, the yet unknown founder of the currency had other names too...

70 year old company should have registered their domain early

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Domain Names are not just a code to point to your website. It is the digital identity, the name, the brand of your company. Sadly, many companies realize it a little late and have to bear the brunt of it now.  Bette GmbH & Co is an international manufacturer of shower trays, wash basins and related accessories. The company has been in operation since 1952. It has several registered marks over...

Can Skillful Communications acquire Skill.com?

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Short domain names have a great intrinsic value in them. These are easy to remember, easy to type and are deeply wanted by everyone. Small names present a cleaner and sleaker image of the brand that is widely accepted by the consumers. Hence, these names are often under disputes and arbitrations. Skillful Communications Inc. is a company that trains individuals and organizations in career-related...

World’s biggest pistol manufacturer troubled by these domain names

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The privacy protection of domain names’ registrants can be confusing sometimes. Specially, when brands are looking for any domain names that are infringing upon their trademarks. A confusion can arrive. Let’s see this in today’s domain story. GLOCK, Inc is an Austrian origin weapons manufacturing company. Gaston Glock, an engineer, designed a new model of pistol that became very popular...

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