Do You Want To Activate Astoria .nyc Or Harlem .nyc? A “Without Cause” Clause Might Stop You!

nycThe deBlasio Administration’s licensing initiative for the neighborhood domain names is currently accepting applications.

So if you’re a neighborhood activist or budding media mogul, and want to activate Astoria.nyc, ConeyIsland.nyc, GreenwichVillage.nyc, Harlem.nyc or any of the 380 other reserved neighborhood domain names, submit your applications now. (Here’s the application.) Successful applicants will be Continue reading

Revision Legal Welcomes Katie Horvath To The Team

revision_legalRevision Legal welcomes patent attorney Katie Horvath, Of Counsel, to the team.

Katie joins John Di Giacomo and Eric Misterovich.

Katie's education and experience in Continue reading

.EU Registry Desperate For EUR 300 Domain Complaints?

euThe fee for a basic .eu Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure will continue to be discounted, following an agreement between the .eu registry EURid and the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), the institution appointed to rule on Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings for the .eu top-level domain in 2005.

The announcement heralds the fifth year in a row that the cost of .eu ADR proceedings has been reduced. A complaint in 2012 costed 600 Euro instead of the standard 1300 Euro. This year the cost of a single domain complaint is down to Continue reading

Camilla.com UDRP Panelist Christopher Gibson Has Also Ordered The Transfer Of CafeInternet.com

wipoPanelist Christopher S. Gibson that was one of the 3-member panel in the controversial Camilla.com WIPO case was also part of some other questionable decisions in the past. I don't think that anyone thinks this is a surprise.

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers, issued a statement regarding to the November 30 decision of the WIPO Administrative Panel in the case of Camilla Australia Pty Ltd v. Domain Admin, Mrs Jello, LLC (Case No. D2015-1593). You can read the statement below.

I used UDRPsearch.com to find some other questionable decisions by the panelist Christopher S. Gibson of this case. He has gone multiple times against the majority decision, has ordered the transfer of domains such as cafeinternet.com or has refused findings of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Here are a few examples I found in just one hour of research: Continue reading

Sedo Refuses To Help Me With My Legal Battle With Alibaba

sedoOnce again Sedo screws me big time. They refuse to help me with the legal battle I am having with the Alibaba Group for the past 4 years. But let's start from the beginning. Back in 2004 I registered the domain name alibaba.info. You know... Ali Baba from the tale Ali Baba and the 40 thieves. Then is 2011 Alibaba Group Holding Limited filed a UDRP complaint against my company at the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. The Dispute Case ID was HK-1100361. Guess what happened? Continue reading

UDRP Complaint For The Domain Name Toyotomi.com Denied (RDNH missed only by a slim margin)

wipoVictory! We just won the complaint for the domain name Toyotomi.com. The complaint was denied by a three member panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Complainant didn't submit all evidence to the Panel, lied and made false allegations. They claimed that I made a 12500 Euro quote when in fact they Continue reading

Brand Protection .Sucks

sucksBrand protection agencies/registrars are having a blast with the new .sucks extension. They have the freedom to spend their client's brand protection budget and they spend it as fast as they can. They spent almost $3,000,000 USD in one day buying .sucks domains in sunrise and general availability.

This is a budget they have convinced their clients to increase because of the Continue reading

UDRP Panelist: “Panels Don’t Look Kindly Upon Re-filed Complaints That Blame UDRP Panels For Their Own Ineptitude”

icannThe Hon. Neil Brown QC, a very well known UDRP panelist, wrote an article on his personal blog about "Re-Filing of a UDRP Complaint". He is commenting on a recent decision:
Reliance Telecom Limited v Domains By Proxy, LLC, Sukhraj Randhawa, WIPO Case No. D2014-0947, Disputed domain name: <reliancegroup.com>,September 11, 2014.

Here are some interesting comments he made: Continue reading

2,634 UDRPs Filed With WIPO In 2014 – Philip Morris Filed 81 Cases (+Infographic)

wipoSince the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center administered the first Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) case in 1999, total WIPO case filings have passed the 30,000 mark, encompassing over 58,000 domain names.

In 2014, cybersquatting case filings with WIPO increased by Continue reading

Trademark Clearinghouse: 2,229 Marks Have Expired – Unverified Marks Increase!

TMCH We are past the first year anniversary of the first New gTLDs and already 2,229 marks have expired at the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

So far 35,131 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 17th of March 2015.

A lot of marks were submitted to the TMCH in advance of the New gTLD launches to cover Continue reading