Squatters employ a variety of techniques to profit from trademarks. One them is to add a descriptive prefix or suffix to the trademark term. In this case below the mark was LYCA, to which the squatter added the descriptive suffix “movie”.
The panellist agreed that the dominant part of the domain name was LYCA and that it infringed the Complainant’s trademark LYCA. The squatter was also not helped by the fact he was using a logo which was similar in colour and style to one of the Complainant’s trademarks on its website.
Lexsynergy were successful in recovering the domain name lycamovie.com.
Read the full decision here: http://www.adrforum.com/domaindecisions/1627362.htm
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
This webinar will cover new TLDs which have already launched including .sucks, .gripe, .reviews, .porn, .adult and the upcoming launch of .sex. The webinar will go into detail about the importance of protecting your brand within these “high-risk” TLDs and what should and shouldn't be done when navigating this minefield.
The webinar will be held on August 20, 2015 at 1:00pm EDT and will be led by Daniel Greenberg, Founder and Director of Lexsynergy.
Greenberg says “It is important to protect your brand from these TLDs which could bring inappropriate association or unwanted criticism to your brand.”
To register for the webinar CLICK HERE.
Lexsynergy Limited is an ICANN accredited registrar (IANA ID 1466) with its head office in the UK (company No. 05992211) and global offices in Austria, Australia, South Africa and the United States.