Getty Images, Inc. filed a UDRP complaint at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). The complaint was filed for the domain name, GettyImage.com. The domain was registered in July 2001, meaning that the company waited almost 12 years before filing a complaint, and the current owner is from Korea. The domain seems to have the Sedo nameservers although it currently redirects to a dictionary. Getty Images, Inc., a provider of digital media worldwide, has it’s official website located at GettyImages.com
The UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) complaint with case number 1492488 is pending at NAF. Usually a decision is published within one to two months after a case is commenced.
All their trademarks were registered after the domain registration date but all have much earlier FIRST USE IN COMMERCE dates: 19971200
Adverse Possession, anyone?
If it doesn’t apply, shouldn’t it? Especially if the registration was honest, open and notorious
Yes, but their longstanding “GETTY” TM alone will be sufficient enough to claim this domain.
It won’t need to come down to their ‘GETTY IMAGES’ TM.