19 June 2013

Trademark Holder dotOrg Denied UDRP On dotCom

.Org Domain & Trademark Holder Denied UDRP On .Com | TheDomains.com: " . . . Common law rights are obtained with use of the trademark to identify certain goods or services in commerce and to distinguish them from those of competitors. Common law rights may be established by extensive or continuous use sufficient to identify particular goods or services as those of the trademark owner. Hence, to prove common law rights, it is necessary to file evidence regarding the extensive and continuous use, enough to be considered sufficient by the Panel as to identify the goods or services specified by the trademark owner. The evidence filed must show that the trademark has acquired secondary meaning, i.e., that the public associates the trademark with Complainant’s services. The Panel considers relevant evidence of secondary meaning include the income produced by the trademark (sales), the advertisement and media recognition. . . ." (read more at link above)

Company ordered to pay $5,000 after reverse domain name hijacking charge - Domain Name Wire: "Domain name attorney Zak Muscovitch has helped the owner of ClevelandCyclewerks.ca save his domain name in a cybersquatting arbitration case. Not only that, but the arbitration panel found the complainant guilty of reverse domain name hijacking and ordered it to pay $5,000."

Media Options Flips White.com: " . . . . Spending six figures on a domain name as an investment can be risky, but for someone like Andrew Rosener, it’s a calculated risk. The acquisition and sale of White.com shows that great domain names are liquid, and there is still a considerable amount of money to be made from flipping domain names for people who have knowledge about the market and a high level of risk tolerance. It also shows that there is a considerable amount of business done below the radar, not reported to DN Journal."

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