Launching UDRP cases is not without risk to the complainants - some aggrieved domain name owners resort to seeking damages through the court system.
Court orders Lotto Sport Italia to pay approximately $237,000 in attorneys’ fees stemming from a reverse domain name hijacking case.
Lotto Sport Italia, the soccer apparel company, filed a cybersquatting dispute under UDRP against David Dent of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for the domain names LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com.
WIPO Case No. D2016-2532.
Sole WIPO panelist Gabriela Kennedy orders that the Disputed Domain Names LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com be transferred from David Dent to the Complainant (Lotto Sport Italia).
David Dent files a lawsuit to block the transfer of LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com which WIPO recently ordered to be transferred to soccer apparel company Lotto Sport Italia in a UDRP.
The court granted Dent’s motion for summary judgment and ruled that Lotto Sport was attempting Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.
David Dent asks the court to award him attorneys’ fees of $243,991.50.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah M. Fine orders sports apparel company Lotto Sport Italia to pay $236,752.50 in attorneys’ fees stemming from a reverse domain name hijacking case.
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