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Arbitration company loses domain arbitration case

May 29, 2012Domaining, Domainnamewire, jams arbitration, Policy & Law, udrp, wipoComments Off on Arbitration company loses domain arbitration case

JAMS can’t have domain name, WIPO rules.

Oh, the irony.

An arbitration company has lost a UDRP arbitration case.

JAMS, a.k.a. Jams/Endispute, LLC filed an arbitration case with World Intellectual Property Organization over the domain name jamsarbitration.com. The registrant of the domain was upset over a decision JAMS came to in a case and created the web site to voice his opinion on the matter.

He didn’t respond to the complaint, but wrote to WIPO arguing that he was “making a legitimate noncommercial and fair use of the domain name, without intent for commercial gain or to mislead or divert consumers or tarnish the trademark or service mark at issue”.

The WIPO panel agreed, saying that the domain was a legitimate gripe site and that he had rights to the domain name.

If JAMS wants to complain about the result, perhaps they should go register WIPOarbitration.com. It’s available.


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