15 Sep '16, 5pm

Circus .com UDRP decision is in, and it's reverse domain name hijacking:

“This case certainly caught me by surprise when it was filed in June.” The Panel avoided discussing why the complaint was filed. What is left out of the decision is that the Complaint asserted a figurative mark. What the Complaint didn’t mention is that their EU word mark application is currently in an opposition proceeding brought by another gambling company, just before this UDRP was filed. Often the “real reason” why a UDRP complaint is filed on a name no one cared about for years, requires some digging. But because there is an ongoing dispute over this mark in Europe, the Complainant was seeking to get some additional ammunition for that dispute, but didn’t mention that in its filing. In these kinds of situations, the panel tries to find a way to decide the case without wading into contested waters. In January of this year, the Complainant filed EU Application 15030927...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2016/09/15/rdnh-circus-com-case...

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