An Initial Call for a More Enhanced UDRP

Since its launch on December 1, 1999, the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) has been an effective tool to quickly remove domain names which infringe upon the trademark rights of others on the Internet. The Internet has changed dramatically since 1999, but the UDRP has remained the same and has not adapted to address the significant dangers associated with malware, phishing and spear attacks perpetrated by cybersquatters.

Safeguarding Your Brand: Why Sen. Cruz should Take his Cue from Taylor Swift and Buy TedCruz.Porn

Everyone’s favorite season is finally here. No, not baseball season, Election Season! On Monday, March 23, 2015, Republican hopeful Ted Cruz announced that he would be running for POTUS, the first declared candidate of the season. The staunchly conservative Tea Party darling, Senator Cruz’s official website is TedCruz.org. Yes, <.org> because someone else already owns TedCruz.com.

TedCruz.com is a simple site, with a simple message:


Jordan Arnot Publishes on gTLD Trademark Enforcement Options in IP Litigator

It has always been a considerable task to police something as vast as the Internet for trademark violations and abuse. As the Internet develops with the ongoing launch of hundreds of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), so does the host of enforcement options available to those seeking to protect the value of their trademarks and other intellectual property.

Jordan A. Arnot recently published an article exploring the various options for enforcing rights to trademark and other intellectual property in the newly expanded Internet. 

WIPO Decision Entered in Favor of Mastercard International, Inc.

On August 19, 2013, a WIPO Panel issued a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP) decision in favor of MasterCard International, Inc. for the domain name <mastercardtravel.com>.

In finding that the use of the infringing domain name was not bona fide the Panel stated:

MasterCard International, Inc. Prevails in Domain Name Dispute

On March 20, 2013, a World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Panel issued a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) decision in favor of MasterCard International, Inc. for the <mastercard-maestro.info>, <mastercard-paypass.biz>, <mastercardpaypass.info>, <mastercard-paypass.mobi>, <mastercard-paypass.net>, <mastercard-paypass.org>, and <paypass-credit.com> domain names. 

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