The 'Oasis' Clothing UDRP Case: When a Top-Level Domain Describes a Complainant's Business

The 'Oasis' Clothing UDRP Case: When a Top-Level Domain Describes a Complainant's Business

A recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) makes clear that the top-level domain name is important when it relates to the goods or services associated with the trademark. The most recent UDRP decision on this issue involves the domain name <oasis.clothing>, which was filed by Oasis Fashions Limited, a women’s fashion garments and clothing retailer in the United Kingdom.

Judicial Watch's Domain Name Dispute 'Straddles' the Dot

Judicial Watch's Domain Name Dispute 'Straddles' the Dot

As I have written more than once before, top-level domain names (“TLDs”) are playing an increasingly important role in some disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”). In one of the latest cases, a UDRP panel found that the respondent’s domain name <judicial.watch> was identical to the complainant’s trademark JUDICIAL WATCH. In doing so, the panel cited both the established precedent on TLDs as well as the more recent trend.