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Not The Highest Probability UDRP, But It Appears To Have Worked


The UDRP only deals with cybersquatting in the second level domain of a gTLD, so the owner of the mark HOT RUSSIAN BRIDES will fail on the first prong of a UDRP against JIMSLIST.COM, even if the registrant uses the path name JIMSLIST.COM/AGENCIES/HOTRUSSIANBRIDES (and even if the UDRP panel believes that complainant has a perfectly good trademark infringement action). And if the purpose of filing the UDRP was to merely to uncloak the true registrant by naming the proxy service as the defendant, well, that might not work either. On the other hand, registrant claims that it stopped the complained-of behavior.
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