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Alibaba Strikes Out In Domain Name Dispute

Alibaba loses domain name arbitration case. Global internet giant Alibaba has lost a domain name dispute for the domain Alibaba.info because of insufficient evidence that the domain was registered in bad faith. One member of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre panel dissented. The majority of the panel took issue with Alibaba’s evidence that the domain name was registered in bad faith.

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Domain Name Company Files UDRP for 3 Letter Domain, Loses

Domain registrar loses UDRP. A domain name registration and brand protection company has tried its hand at filing a UDRP for its own name — and lost. Dutch company Besloten Vennootschap IVX Networks Europe B.V, which owns IVX.eu, filed the case to upgrade its domain name to IVX.com. The ten year old company specializes in international domain name registration and brand protection.

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Panelist Blasts Credit Europe Bank for “Flagrant Abuse” of UDRP

Lawyer states that his client’s interests are more important than domain owner’s, so they should get the domain name. A World Intellectual Property Organization domain arbitration panelist has some harsh words for Credit Europe Bank and lawyer Novagraaf Nederland after it brought a case against the owner of CreditEurope.com. The registrant of CreditEurope.com got the domain name in 2003, several years before Credit Europe Bank started trading under the Credit Europe name

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Mrs Jello Beats Big Company in Domain Name Dispute

Panel not convinced that West Corporation should get Entrado.com domain name. Well-known domain name investor Mrs Jello, LLC, commonly known as “Mrs Jello”, has successfully defended against a UDRP case brought by West Corporation. West Corporation (which has a good domain name West.com) has a subsidiary called Intrado (which has a bad domain name Intrado.com that is easy to misspell and doesn’t even resolve without the www in front of it).

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Louis Vuitton Loses Domain Dispute for Mobile Domain Name

Fashion company loses dispute over LVMobile.com Louis Vuitton has lost a domain name dispute against Demand Domains for the domain name LVMobile.com The company claimed that LVMobile.com infringed on its LV trademark, and that the parked domain at LVMobile.com included links to the fashion company’s competitors. It also alleged that Demand Domains is a front for Demand Media’s eNom registrar.

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Novo Nordisk Loses Domain Name Dispute

Healthcare company loses arbitration for domain name. Healthcare giant Novo Nordisk has lost a dispute over the domain name FlexTouch.com. Novo Nordisk filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization to get the domain name based on its 2008 and 2009 trademark filings for “FlexTouch”. The current domain owner acquired the domain name after the trademarks were filed.

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Forbes Russia Wins Domain Name and $300,000 Award

Forbes Russia picks up domain name — and $300,000 — in dispute. Forbes Media and Axel Springer Russia, the group that publishes the Forbes magazine and Forbes Online in Russia under license from Forbes Media, have won a case against a cybersquatter for the domain Forbes.ru. Not only did the plaintiffs pick up the domain name, but the court also awarded it a $300,000 fine from the defendant, travel company Landmark VIP Service.

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Forbes Russia Wins Domain Name and $300,000 Award

Forbes Russia picks up domain name — and $300,000 — in dispute. Forbes Media and Axel Springer Russia, the group that publishes the Forbes magazine and Forbes Online in Russia under license from Forbes Media, have won a case against a cybersquatter for the domain Forbes.ru.

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Google Loses Domain Name Dispute Over Groovle.com

Internet giant Google.com has lost an arbitration case over the domain name Groovle.com. In a decision released today , The National Arbitration Forum, dismissed Google’s complaint which claimed that it was entitled to the domain name Groovle.com . Google claimed that the domain name  is “confusingly similar” to its trademark for “Google”.

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FreeCreditReport.com Wins 1,017 Domains By UDRP (Slashdot)

typosquatting writes to mention that the largest domain dispute case since the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) was enacted ten years ago has been decided. The decision saw 1,017 cyber-squatting domains turned over to ConsumerInfo.com, owner of FreeCreditReport.com. The full decision can be read via the National Arbitration Forum website. “It would seem that this decision …

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Glenn Beck Loses Domain Dispute Over Meme Site

Glenn Beck loses challenge to parody web site. Conservative TV personality Glenn Beck has lost his dispute over the domain name glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com. ( See Domain Owner Respond to Glenn Beck .) In order to win the domain name, Beck had to prove three things to an arbitrator: 1. The domain name was confusingly similar to Beck’s mark, i.e.

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