A UDRP was filed against Dialoga.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Case #D2018-2768). The complainant in the UDRP was Dialoga Servicios Interactivos, S.A. of Bilbao, Spain, and the domain registrant is Finlead, a domain investment company with a nice portfolio of generic domain names.
A Canadian company called Van der Graaf Inc. filed a UDRP against the three letter VDG.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The registrant of the domain name, a domain investment company represented by Wiley Rein LLP, won the UDRP. The panel considered Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH), but that was denied. The registrant will retain the domain name.
New York Giants star Running Back Saquon Barkley won the NFL’s Rookie of the Year award this year. Barkley was the #2 draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft (behind Baker Mayfield) after graduating from Penn State University. According to the World Intellectual Property website, a LLC that appears to be related to Saquon Barkley filed a UDRP against the SaquonBarkley.com domain name. It is WIPO case #D2019-0269.
A UDRP was recently filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the LeanIn.com domain name. I think this is going to be an interesting proceeding to track because of the complainant as well as the fact that the “lean in” term could be considered a heavily used generic term, in addition to its trademark(s). The case is WIPO Case D2019-0213.
John Berryhill is almost always the attorney of record on the domain registrant’s side of a UDRP. I think he is one of the best domain industry attorneys, and I look to John when I need legal advice regarding my company’s domain names. In fact, John is the 2019 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award winner for his efforts in championing the rights of domain registrants. It’s no surprise that John won his latest UDRP case, but what was a surprise to me is that he represented the complainant in this UDRP.
We are in the third week of 2019, and it looks like we just had the first UDRP filing for a valuable three letter .com domain name (LLL.com). According to UDRPSearch.com, a UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) for the RDW.com domain name. This UDRP filing is case #1824259.