28 Feb '17, 5pm

WIPO panelist lets clothing company off easy

California clothing company lost UDRP and the panelist could have been a lot tougher on it. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has denied LYMI, Inc.’s (d.b.a. Reformation) cybersquatting complaint against the owner of Reformation.com, but it also let the company off the hook without considering reverse domain name hijacking. Reformation uses the domain name TheReformation.com. Beyond the obvious desire of owning Reformation.com, the clothier is also concerned because the content at Reformation.com is about sexual abuse in the church. Still, that doesn’t mean the owner of Reformation.com is cybersquatting. On the contrary, the domain name is a dictionary term being used in a way that makes a lot of sense. Reformation.com was registered in 1996. Although the domain name owner didn’t respond to the dispute, it certainly appears that he or she owned the domain...

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