28 Jun '16, 7pm

domain owner beats a team of German lawyers!

Trademarks don’t give rights to the .com by default. When you’re hit with a UDRP for an aged, generic .com domain, it’s important to fight back. In the case of GreenFort.com , a domain registered in 2000, the domain was acquired by its current owner in 2007, at a SnapNames auction. Fast forward to today, with Greenfort Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB of Frankfurt, Germany filing a UDRP against it. The German law firm claimed rights to the GREENFORT mark stemming from a 2005 trademark registration; in 2006 they acquired a European Community mark as well. The Respondent, who is in the business of acquiring and selling domain names, challenged the claims of the German law firm, pointing out that they are not significant in their field, and thus unknown . They also stated the following: ” The Respondent maintains a portfolio of about 3,000 generic, surname, common use and...

Full article: http://domaingang.com/domain-law/greenfort-com-domain-own...

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