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), seeking control of Valero.xxx
Company forwards domain name after recovering it from cybersquatter. Apple has started forwarding iPhone4s.com — a domain name it recovered from a cybersquatter that showed porn — to the iPhone page on Apple.com
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
Twitter awarded Twiter.com domain name. Twitter has won a case with World Intellectual Property Forum over the domain name Twiter.com.
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)
Apple asks arbitration panel to give it typo domain names. Apple has filed a dispute with World Intellectual Property Forum over two high traffic typos of iTunes.com.
Company files dispute to get OURWalmart. com domain name. [UPDATE: The original story said the case was against OURWalmart.com.
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.
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 John Berryhill and Ari Goldberger also spoke on yesterday’s “State of the UDRP” webinar. And both of them are opposed to an overhaul of UDRP.
GM wins rights to web site about Chevy Volt. Last year I wrote about GM-Volt.com , a site that was getting over 75,000 visits a month. I warned that using trademarks in your domain name — even as a fan site — is treacherous ground. Indeed, GM just won a case brought before the World Intellectual Property Forum for the domain name ChevyVolt.org. GM said that the site looked like a fan site on the surface, but as you dug deeper it clearly was not: …the website is not limited to discussions and/or forums about the Chevy Volt
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 this year. But I take issue with WIPO’s headline: Cybersquatting Hits Record Level A more accurate headline would be Cybersquatting Enforcement Hits Record Level.