Constantine Zournas wrote that ICANN should be sued in order to stop the foreseen...
OATH, INC., successor of interest to YAHOO! filed a UDRP Action against our client...
Constantine Zournas wrote that ICANN should be sued in order to stop the foreseen tremendous increase in domain pricing to benefit insiders who have worked for and continue to work for ICANN. Here are some excerpts of his fine analysis: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doesn’t care about the thousands of […]
OATH, INC., successor of interest to YAHOO! filed a UDRP Action against our client for the domain name YMOBILE.COM at the FORUM. In the case of Oath Inc. v. Mira Hold / Mira Holdings, Inc, FA1908001858330, decided October 8th, 2019, in a split decision, the panel Denied the Complaint finding that our client had Rights or […]
In a Decision handed down on August 8th, a WIPO Panel consisting of Andrew Lothian, Fernando Triana and Nick J. Gardner in the case of SOCIEDAD PUERTO INDUSTRIAL AGUADULCE, S.A. v. ABDULBASIT MAKRANI, D2019-1378, denied the Complaint and found that the Complainant was guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Our client, who is a […]
On July 18, 2018, WIPO Panelist Steven Maier ordered the transfer of SUAMUSICA.COM to the Complainant, Ambi Servicos de Internet Ltda, a Brazilian Company, even though the Complainant did not have a trademark for the name. Case No. D2018-1026. Domain investor Stanley Pace, who has registered a number of Spanish and Portuguese domain names was […]
A Luzerne County jury on Tuesday delivered a roughly $1 million verdict against Lehigh Valley Hospital – Hazleton and its clinicians for failing to recognize a deadly stroke in progress. John J. Kostanesky, 41, of Beaver Meadows, died on May 1, 2016, after doctors and nurses at the hospital failed to diagnose and treat the […]
In the last 6 months ONLY 2 PANELISTS have denied more than 2 claims at the FORUM. There were 36 different Panelists appointed to hear cases (up from 32 for the last 6 months of 2018), and only 8 more of them denied 2 claims and 8 Panelists found that the Complainant had committed Reverse Domain Name […]
As a public service for domain investors, every 6 months we report which WIPO panelists have denied more Complaints and thus have allowed domain investors to maintain their domains in which, more often than not, heavy investments have paid dividends. We also would like to highlight domain Defense Attorneys who have succeeded in getting WIPO […]
David Bernstein, sole panelist for the FORUM on the above claim, determined that being a domain name speculator is not a showing of “Bad faith” under the UDRP. Here is the important part of that decision finding in favor of the Respondent. Registration and Use in Bad Faith The Complainant’s only argument in support of […]
Last week we published our annual TOP 10 LIST OF WIPO PANELISTS. This week we traditionally publish our Top 10 List of FORUM Panelists, but with a few exceptions, it continues to show a rather lackluster performance when it comes to being “fair and balanced” between Trademark holders that pay their fees and Domain Investors […]
As a public service for domain investors, every 6 months we report which WIPO panelists have denied more Complaints and thus have allowed domain investors to maintain their domains in which, more often than not, heavy investments have paid dividends. 73 different Panelists denied one or more claims in the last 6 months. Of those, […]