12 Jul '11, 3pm

DinersClub Loses UDRP Bid for 4 Domain Names Containing The Word Diner & Card

Its rare you see a big name trademark holder lose a UDRP against one defendant for several similar domain names, but that’s just what happened to Diners Club when they filed a UDRP against Green Free who owned several .NL domain names having the words “diner” and “card” in them: dinercadeaucard.nl dinercadeaukaart.nl, diner-giftcard.nl, dinergiftcard.nl, and dinergift.nl Here are the relevant facts and conclusions by the one person panel: “The defendant denies that the DINERS Brands in its entirety in the Domain names are incorporated.” “The word “dinner” (ie the “s”) is not entirely in the domain. Respondent points to the fact that all the domain names very common Dutch word “dinner” (without “s”) as a starting point is taken. According to the Van Dale Dutch dictionary this word means “full hot meal,” and the word is phonetically pronounced “dienee”. “Respondent further p...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/07/12/dinersclub-loses-udr...

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