Walbro UDRP - Registrant wins even though he is using the trademark

Re: Walbro UDRP - Registrant wins even though he is using the trademark

What an absolutely interesting read
wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2021-2409


So the guy used the Walbro trademark with the word fuel pumps in com and the trademark owner lost.


I was glued to the page when I read this UDRP

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Re: Walbro UDRP - Registrant wins even though he is using the trademark

The link without the HTML in it is:
https://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/sea … D2021-2409

Great find, thank you for posting.

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Re: Walbro UDRP - Registrant wins even though he is using the trademark

There have been a lot of cases like this decided the same way, where a 3rd-party uses the TM to resell the TM-owners products. Like you're a Mercedes dealer in Toronto and you buy TorontoMercedes.ca or MercedesToronto.ca.

Stuff like that gets upheld in the respondent's favor all the time and I don't really understand the surprise, especially as the guy had been operating under that domain for 18 years.

This smells like a recent business dispute being incorrectly tried using the UDRP.

Re: Walbro UDRP - Registrant wins even though he is using the trademark

Love the *Notice of Non-Affiliation and Disclaimer :)