In a recent decision by a WIPO panel, http://Decision D2017-1782.doc the panel determined that not...
Our client, AbdulBasit Makrani, succeeded in defending his registration of PrintFactory.com. He had it parked...
In a recent decision by a WIPO panel, http://Decision D2017-1782.doc the panel determined that not all controversies surrounding domain names and trademark confusion are conducive to bringing a UDRP action. In its deliberations, the panel made the following determinations: Discussion and Findings Pursuant to the Policy, Complainant is required to prove the presence of each of […]
Our client, AbdulBasit Makrani, succeeded in defending his registration of PrintFactory.com. He had it parked after registering it late last year. Due to the generic use of the definitive words “Print” and “Factory”, the Panel was properly under the opinion that having links to the generic meaning of the words was sufficient to establish a legitimate […]
Last week we published our semi-annual TOP 10 LIST OF WIPO PANELISTS. This week we traditionally publish our Top 10 List of NAF 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 […]
Our Semi-annual survey of WIPO panelists revealed a shocking development. In the last 6 months, one WIPO Panelist has found 6 Complainants guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking! This is a new record and possible cause for celebration in the Domain Investment community. ADAM TAYLOR has denied 9 complaints and has found 6 of the Complainants […]
A Moultonborough man has filed a medical malpractice suit, claiming his mother suffered a “painful, horrific and unnecessary death” because four different doctors were unable to diagnose that a pill stuck in her throat was burning a hole into her pulmonary artery. Patricia Putnam, 80, was living at her lakefront retirement home in Moultonborough on […]
I noticed recently that a number of folks misuse the word “lose” by confusing it with “loose”. It occurred to me that English is really a very arbitrary language as evidenced by these two words. While “lose” is to misplace something, “loose” is not tied up. Yet the spelling is extremely arbitrary. It is […]
Last week we published our semi-annual TOP 10 LIST OF WIPO PANELISTS. This week we traditionally publish our Top 10 List of NAF Panelists, but frankly, we were hard-pressed to find 10 top panelists. In addition, in the last 6 months there was only 1 finding of Reverse Domain Name Holding, while 22 different Panelists in […]
This is our Annual Report of those panelists who have Denied more Complaints than the other Panelists at WIPO in 2016. 68 different Panelists denied one or more claims in the last 6 months. 22 Panelists found the Claimant guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). That is DOUBLE the number of panelists in 2015. […]
A woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, naming a former doctor accused of sexual misconduct. Dr. Wilton Calderon of Old Lyme, Ct. was accused a year ago with unwanted sexual contact with seven female patients. According to Newsline 9, the civil lawsuit filed by Sarah Rusch on November , also names Proassurance Casualty Co. […]
In a 3 person panel decision, the UDRP Claim for Kitchn.com was denied at WIPO. In the case of Kitchn Norge AS v. Abdulbasit Makrani, Case No. D2016-1189, a Norwegian company that held the Norwegian trademark for KITCH’N was too limited to a specific area (Norway and Sweden) as to apply to Bad Faith on the part […]