Bucking the UDRP Trend


Trademark practitioners should pay close attention to a recent WIPO  decision  which could set a precedent on the ‘identical or confusingly similar’ element in domain name disputes  In deciding whether  a disputed domain name  is confusingly similar to a party’s trademark, a recent  World  Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) domain dispute arbitration decision may  set the […]

Project.me Domain Dispute Sets Dangerous Precedent

Have UDRP panels gone too far by setting a new standard for determining the identical or confusingly similar element in domain disputes? In his November 13 article, Andrew Allemann reported a WIPO decision denying transfer of Project.Me (project.me GmbH v. Lin, Case No. DME2009-0008 (WIPO Nov. 11, 2009)). This article picks up where he left […]

A Domain Lawyer’s View of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Domain attorney Karen Bernstein discussses (lack of) reverse domain name hijacking findings. Earlier today Domain Name Wire published a guest article by The Hon. Neil Brown, a domain arbitrator, about how he approaches reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) decisions. Last week I caught up with New York domain attorney Karen Bernstein to discuss RDNH. Bernstein […]

Domain Industry Professionals Should Do Something To Stop Frivolous Domain Dispute Arbitration Proceedings

New York City domain dispute attorney, Karen Bernstein, says that domain industry professionals (affectionately known as “domainers”) are being hammered by meritless domain disputes and should lobby the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) harder for changes to its existing arbitration policy and to block a pending ICANN policy that could change the […]

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