29 Apr '14, 2pm

FICEP SPA guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in dirty UDRP case

This case is particularly dirty. Italian machine tool manufacturing company FICEP SPA has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a UDRP for FICEP.com. Czech Arbitration Court panelist Jane Seager got the call right as this is a very clear cut case of reverse domain name hijacking. It was a pretty dirty filing. FICEP SPA filed a case against respondent FICEP in October. It was a clear-cut case that it lost . Although FICEP SPA has been around for decades, it didn’t file for any trademarks on FICEP until last decade. The respondent is a French company incorporated in 1978 and its founder began providing services in 1973 under the term FICEP. It registered FICEP.com in June 1998. That alone was enough to lose the first case. The Complainant filed this second case against the respondent in February of this year. In a rather questionable error of omission, the co...

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