21 Jun '11, 2am

Monkey Says You Can’t Have This Domain Name

Company loses case for MonkeySays.com. A company that sells t-shirts and tote bags emblazoned with the saying “Monkey Says” has lost its attempt to grab the domain name MonkeySays.com through a UDRP case. Monkey-Says, LLC, which owns the domain names monkey-says.com and monkeysays.net tried to upgrade its domain with the help of National Arbitration Forum. But the one person panel denied it. The company clearly knew the owner of MonkeySays.com registered the domain years before it started using its trademark. After all, the company registered monkeysays.net because the .com wasn’t available. Still, it argued that the respondent registered the domain in bad faith because he renewed it. The panel wasn’t having any of those arguments, writing: This Panel agrees with Respondent in the fact that Respondent could not possibly have had the purpose of disrupting the business that ...

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