Are Pay Per Click Sites Legitimate?

Pay per click sites are legitimate under WIPO’s Overview 3.0. However, at least two ADR Forum decisions disagree and say that “Use of a domain name to redirect Internet users to a site featuring unrelated pay-per-click hyperlinks may not be considered a bona fide offering of goods or services or legitimate noncommercial or fair use.” WIPO and […] Domain Name Dispute – RDNH

The viking .com domain name dispute resulted in a finding of RDNH. Office Depot, the Respondent won the domain name dispute. Key points in the Viking .com Domain Name Dispute The Complainant’s rights, however, are not global nor exclusive and do not blot out the Respondent’s current rights to certain VIKING trademarks, … The Respondent […]

How to Avoid Domain Name Disputes

Most domain name disputes are avoidable. Statistically, just over half of the domain name disputes are justified, according to the transfer vs denied panelist decisions of fair minded panelists. Many domain name disputes are unavoidable because complainants are over reaching or just trying to hijack a domain name because they want it without paying for […]

Armani UDRP Decision and Analysis

Armani UDRP Decision and Analysis: The failed UDRP complaint is an example where legitimate interests exist in an otherwise famous brand name. Armani UDRP Complaint Summary The UDRP panel found that the then owner of, Mr. Anand Ramnath Mani, had a legitimate interest in the domain name because his initials were A.R. and […]

Domain hijacking and bias in UDRP panelists

Statistically, the UDRP panelists are predisposed to find for complainants. Some panelists find for the complainant in 87% of the cases. Many of these panelists have decided hundreds of cases. Trademark owners filed an all-time record 3,036 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO in 2016, an increase of 10% over the […]

UDRP Complaint

A UDRP complaint is a way to obtain a domain name that was registered in bad faith by someone else. A complainant should make sure that it is bringing its complaint in good faith, otherwise, a UDRP panel may label it as a reverse domain name hijacker. Moreover, a complainant could be hit with a $100,000 […]

WebMagic Ventures wins UDRP Dispute over

WebMagic Ventures won a UDRP Dispute over its domain name in a WIPO 3-member panel decision, on November 1, 2016. The WIPO UDRP panel also found that the complainant was guilty of reverse domain hijacking “RDNH.” Skyline Communications filed a UDRP complaint regarding the domain name claiming that it has used the DataMiner brand […]

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