The UDRP case regarding CHOOZE.COM


Degani Designs, LLC found Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Highjacking on 15 year old domain name

  The WIPO panelist found Degani Designs, LLC represented by Marc Blumberg, Texas, USA to be Reverse Domain Name Hijackers.


The owner of registered it in 2001.

Degani Designs applied for a trademark for Chooze in 2010 on an intent-to-use basis. Degani Designs's website ( wasn’t launched until 2011.


The ruling on the case (DEGANI DESIGNS, LLC v. Chris Morling / Dot Zinc Limited) can be found at NAF Claim Number: FA1603001664293


In deciding that the Complainant was guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, the panelist's conclusion sums up by saying:

"The Panel views this case as a particularly abusive use of the Policy. Before filing a complaint under the Policy, a complainant should undertake at least a cursory review of the circumstances under which it might prevail. Clearly, precedence established under countless previous UDRP rulings suggests that there is no chance to obtain a positive outcome when there is no evidence presented to establish that a complainant has rights in a mark prior to registration of the disputed domain name."


There are news stories about the domain name UDRP case on "Chooze clothing company is a reverse domain name hijacker" and " : 15 year old domain saved from UDRP with a RDNH finding"

There are numerous sources for "Reverse Domain Name Hijacking".  Amongst these are and (which includes a current list of those found guilty of trying to Reverse Hijack a Domain Name in which they had no legal rights. In other words they tried to bully the rightful owners into relinquishing their property and forcing these innocent parties to spend thousands to defend what they already own).

See also Does the UDRP do more harm than good? and The UDRP: A Problem at the Core of the Internet


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