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Wait what!? blinds.co.uk is won in DRS?

Discussion in 'Domain Name Disputes' started by webber, Apr 7, 2022.

  1. webber

    webber Active Member

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    I just spotted DRS case D00024454 which makes no sense to me.
    So for a Summary Decision £200 fee and a £170 trademark, someone got the domain blinds.co.uk?
    Surely such a dispute for of a generic term domain can't be decided in a Summary Decision without proper examination
     
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  3. diablo

    diablo Well-Known Member

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    Probably more to this than meets the eye. Name has been registered since 1996 and archive.org shows it was used by complainant. Defendant shares same surname.
     
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    Precisely why I don't think this can be decided with a Summary Decision. Looks like a really complex situation
     
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    Looks like a family dispute to me that has ended up at Nominet.
     
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    I have seen previous DRS decisions in which the Expert has rightly stated that some of the elements in the complain are not of his/her competence and would be better dealt with in a court of law.
     
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    I better get registering those trademarks....

    So the respondent was "Blinds online limited". I'm not sure how one can find for an abusive registration for a legitimate business on a generic domain like that.

    Would like to know more about this decision. The trademark is figurative as well, not a word mark. One cannot stake a claim to the word "blinds" for the goods of blinds.
     
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    I think this must have been a dispute between partners or an employee transferred the name illegally. The respondent offered no defence but could still appeal.

    If you go to blinds.uk it states blinds.co.uk will be back soon.
     
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