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    Will the Real Huang Zhiyang Please Stand Up?

    by  • May 23, 2022 • domain name • 0 Comments

    Well here’s an interesting one. In July, 2020, Huang Zhiyang filed a suit in the Eastern District of Virginia to quiet title under 28 U.S.C. § 1655, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Federal Communications Privacy Act, and related Virginia common law claims, claiming that someone had hacked into his account and stolen...

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    Just “Slip It In Nebulously”

    by  • June 25, 2018 • domain name • 0 Comments

    When you see “slip it in” in an email about contract negotiations, it’s a good bet it’s not going to go well for the person trying to “slip it in.” Especially when their goal is to do it “nebulously.” The transaction was, to the defendant Mitel Networks, a vanilla domain name sale. However, the...

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    ACPA and Standing

    by  • January 4, 2016 • domain name • 1 Comment

    It is a simple result, but not one that is forgone. An entity, HELP.org, LLC, owned a domain name, directorschoice.com. A company called Director’s Choice, LLP,* brought a Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy proceeding against HELP.org for cybersquatting and won. Russ Smith, who owns Help.org, transferred the domain name to his own name and...

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    Del Monte vs. Del Monte

    by  • August 7, 2013 • domain name • 0 Comments

    My last post was on the Legal Rights Objection (LRO) between Merck KGaA and Merck & Co., and today it’s the one between Del Monte Corp. and Del Monte International GmbH. Both are proceedings between parties that have a common history and an ongoing relationship defined by agreements. Nevertheless, in Merck, the Panel found...

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    Merck vs. Merck

    by  • August 6, 2013 • domain name • 1 Comment

    I used to live in the building seen above—well, maybe not that exact building, but one exactly like it in the same complex. It is Lincoln Village, military housing in Damstadt, Germany. Which doesn’t have much to do with anything, except that Merck KGaA is also in Darmstadt, Germany. When I was driving past...

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    Who Owns a Domain Name?

    by  • March 14, 2012 • domain name

    If you say the person listed as the “registrant” in the domain name record owns the domain name, the court in Fraserside IP L.L.C. v. Kovalchukmight disagree with you. The question before the court was personal jurisdiction over Igor Kovalchuk, the person listed as the registrant of the website www-dot-DrTuber-dot-com (web site definitely not...

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