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After $4k+ Sale, UDRP Filed on UOVO.com


I was looking through the newest UDRP filings this morning at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and I came across a UDRP that was filed on the 4 letter .com UOVO.com domain name. The UDRP was filed by a company called Uovo Art LLC, and it is WIPO Case D2016-0214.

When I did a Whois search to see the current owner of the domain name, I saw that it was privately registered at NameBright and had a 2015 creation date. I was curious if this might have been a DropCatch auction due to the registration date and registrar. I then looked at NameBio to see if there are any public sales records. Sure enough, according to NameBio, "UOVO.COM last sold for $4,125 on 2015-09-12 at DropCatch."

At the present time, UOVO.com has a (more…) → Read More

NameFind Hit With UDRP


It looks like a domain name owned by NameFind, LLC is the subject of a UDRP filing. I was looking through the World Intellectual Property Organization's new UDRP cases, and I saw that a company called Ellery Land Pty Ltd has filed a UDRP for the Ellery.com domain name. This is WIPO Case D2016-0066.

Ellery.com is registered to NameFind, LLC. This company is affiliated with Afternic, and the domain names in its portfolio are from portfolios including the Marchex portfolio and Mike Berkens's portfolio. A Whois history search shows that Ellery.com was previously owned by Marchex.

I did a Google search for Ellery Land Pty Ltd because I had never heard of the company before, and it looks like the company is in the fashion business and uses (more…) → Read More

European Handball Federation Files UDRP on EHF.com



A UDRP was recently filed by the European Handball Federation for the valuable EHF.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO Case D2016-0057.

It looks like the European Handball Federation uses EuroHandball.com for its website domain name.

EHF.com is currently registered privately, and it has been (more…) → Read More

UDRP Filed on MusicMaker.com, a 1996 Registration


I was looking through the recent UDRP filings at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and I saw that a UDRP was filed on MusicMaker.com. The case is WIPO Case D2015-1216, and the complainant is listed as MAGIX Software GmbH.

Whois records show that MusicMaker.com has a registration date of November 11, 1996. The current registrant of MusicMaker.com is listed as The Music Connection with a Virgina address. I did a historical Whois search using DomainTools, and the earliest Whois record the company has for this domain name is November of 2000, and the registrant is the same company that owns it today. I presume this company was also the registrant prior to 2000, but DomainTools doesn't have archived records prior to this 2000 record.

At the time of publication, MusicMaker.com resolves to (more…) → Read More

Match.Paris UDRP Filed


I saw that a UDRP was filed on the Match.Paris domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). When I saw this UDRP on the main WIPO filing page, my first thought was that Match.com, the dating website, filed the UDRP. The UDRP was actually filed by Hachette Filipacchi Presse, a publishing company in France.

Hachette Filipacchi Presse is the publisher of a weekly news magazine called Paris Match. If you have ever been to Paris, you are probably familiar with this publication, which is sold on newsstands throughout the city and possibly the world.

As of right now, Match.Paris does not (more…) → Read More

PHHH.com Subject of UDRP


It looks like a UDRP was recently filed against the PHHH.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The complainant in this case is a company called PHH Corporation, and it is WIPO Case D2015-0825. The registrant of the domain name appears to be located in China.

My first thought is that this is a fairly valuable acronym .com domain name with three repeating letters, especially in today's market. I visited PHH.com, and it looks like that domain name is owned by PHH Corporation. Assuming this is the same company that filed the UDRP complaint, perhaps the company thinks there would be confusion between PHHH.com and PHH.com. That is more of a guess since the details of this UDRP case aren't public at this point.

If you visit PHHH.com right now, it seems to be (more…) → Read More

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