Valero is third company to belatedly request .xxx domain name

Energy company complains to WIPO about Valero.xxx. San Antonio, TX based energy giant Valero Energy is the third company to ask an arbitration panel to give it a .xxx domain name. The company filed a complaint last week with World Intellectual Property Forum (WIPO),...

Apple gets control over porn domain names

Owner of domain names agrees to give domain names to Apple after company filed complaint. Apple is now the proud owner of iphonesex4s.com and six other (mostly) explicit domain names...

Google Gets XXX Domain Name*

Company gets a triple xxx domain name — but I’m not talking about the top level domain. Google has gotten its hands on GoogleXXX — but not Google.xxx (yet)...

LivingSocial Files Its First Domain Name Complaint

Daily deals company goes after Irish domain name. Groupon competitor LivingSocial has filed its first ever domain name arbitration complaint. But it’s not for a typo of its main LivingSocial.com domain name. Instead, the company is going after the Irish domain name LivingSocial.ie. ...

Prominent UDRP Defense Attorneys Also Opposed to UDRP Reform

If it ain’t completely broke, don’t risk breaking it. Yesterday I wrote about how World Intellectual Property Forum and National Arbitration Forum are opposed to initiating a UDRP reform effort at WIPO. They aren’t the only ones in this camp. Prominent UDRP defense attorneys...

Is Cybersquatting Up or Just Enforcement of Cybersquatting?

WIPO’s headline is misleading. Today World Intellectual Property Forum (WIPO) did its annual release of how many UDRP cases it handled last year. It was a record 2,696 cases. That’s a lot of cases, and National Arbitration Forum also saw an increase in cases...