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FLORA Full Decision: Transfer

Discussion in 'Domain Name Disputes' started by webber, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I think in any case, .uk DRS's should take into account the fact that they had given 5 years to the owner of the .CO.UK to claim the .uk as their own. So, what would have happened if they had lodged a DRS for the .uk during the 5 year period??? Considering they didn't own the .CO.UK themselves? Lol.
     
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  3. gregfindley

    gregfindley Well-Known Member

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    This part is ridiculous.

    Nominet were not obliged to launch the .uk TLD, and the complainant should not be able to use that mechanism (which the registrant didn’t choose or possibly want) against the .co.uk registrants to justify or legitimise TM claims which Nominet were warned about a long time prior.
     
  4. LCHappy United Kingdom

    LCHappy Active Member

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    It's also complete false. Nominet specifically said that taking up .uk could not be an excuse for a successful DRS. It's in the public Q&A documents.
     
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  5. ELIFE-MZ

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  6. ELIFE-MZ

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    Appeal allowed - transfer decision overturned for flora pair.
     
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  7. JMI

    JMI Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    A very important decision for the future, tbh surprised it even went this far.
     
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  8. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I hope this particular "Expert" is not used to make any further decisions.
    I get it... people sometimes make mistakes but come on... this was absurd from start to finish.

    It is nice to hear that common sense prevailed in the end!
     
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  9. webber

    webber Active Member

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    Of course! Sallie Spilsbury should go back to doing the coffee runs for her colleagues

    I don't like this however
     
  10. anthony United Kingdom

    anthony Well-Known Member

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    You'd think by now that the DRS process would have a much more honed and rigidly defined set of 'pass/fail' criteria in terms of claims, defenses and decisions. This case alone suggests it is time for a DRS overhaul!
     
  11. webber

    webber Active Member

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    Maybe not an overhaul, but changes do seem to be needed.
    For example in this case I think it's the Complainant who should pay all the appeal fees (£3k+vat)
     
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  12. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Maybe the decision should rest with more than just one person...
     
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