Not responding to cease & desist letter is bad faith under the UDRP

In a recent Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) decision concerning the domain name (Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. v. Moniker Privacy Services),  a WIPO panelist found that the domain name owner’s (a.k.a. Respondent’s) failure to respond to the Complainant’s cease and desist letter constituted bad faith under the UDRP. Summary The Complainant owned … Continue reading

Incorporating the phrase “official site” may increase confusion under the UDRP

A WIPO UDRP Panel in L’Oreal, Laboratoire Garnier & Compagnie v. Australian Internet Investments Pty Ltd. (D2008-1640) recently ruled found that the phrase “officialsite” in a domain name may increase the likelihood of confusion. The Panel’s reasoning was that the phrase “officialsite” implies that the domain name belongs to the trade-mark owner or is registered … Continue reading