The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has published its proposed UDRP REFORM POLICY PLATFORM. I...
The NAF continues to provide a rather lackluster performance when it comes to being...
The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has published its proposed UDRP REFORM POLICY PLATFORM. I believe this to be a big step forward, if adopted by ICANN, in providing safeguards for both Trademark Complainants and Domain Investor Respondents. It basically seeks transparency and uniformity in panels and decision making by Dispute Resolution Providers (DRPs), primarily, but […]
The NAF continues to provide a rather lackluster performance when it comes to being “fair and balanced” between Trademark holders that pay their fees and Domain Investors who find themselves having to defend spurious UDRP Actions. There are only 4 panelists who have denied claims in more than 2 cases in the past 6 months. […]
Six months ago, we labeled Adam Taylor as a Superstar for Domain Investors. He had denied 9 complaints and had found 6 of the Complainants guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) or Abuse of the Process of the UDRP. However, from July through December, 2017, he has outdone his previous performance and has found for […]
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 […]