Google gets GoogleGlass.com without a UDRP decision

Yesterday I wrote about how Google won a UDRP Complaint at the National Arbitration Forum for the domain name GlassGoogle.com. Google had an easy UDRP win as the Respondent failed to submit a Response in this proceeding. Google used it’s “google” trademark registration to win the dispute.

Today, I saw that a UDRP complaint for the domain name GoogleGlass.com was withdrawn at the National Arbitration Forum. This was done because the domain has already been transferred to Google. The owner offered to transfer the domain to Google after it got the notice for the UDRP complaint and before a Panelist was appointed and a decision was out. This way Google agreed to withdraw the complaint.

Google probably went after this domain name as the Project Glass’s release is around the corner. Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). The projected release date for the glasses is early 2013.

Amazingly Respondent registered the disputed domain name GoogleGlass.com on October 2010 long before the “project glass” was announced. This was also the case for the domain GlassGoogle.com.

While Google owns the domain name GoogleGlasses.com it doesn’t own these domains: ProjectGlassGoogle.com
GoogleProjectGlass.com
GoogleGlass.com
GoogleGlasses.net
GoogleGlasses.org
GoogleGlasses.info
GoogleGlasses.biz
GoogleGlasses.us
Google-Glass.com
Google-Glasses.com

One down, a few more to go. Which one is next?

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

2 comments

  1. I guess this means any url with the words “googleglass” would be treading upon google trademarks yes? I have many and won’t renew if that is the case

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