Tag Archives: Renewal

Inadvertent Lapse of Both Trademark Registration and Domain Name

Falling out of the trademark registry for failure to file a section 8 affidavit may be embarrassing but not fatal; losing a domain name for inadvertence may be fatal depending on the strength or weakness of the trademark. In the canon of defenses, however, lapse does not prejudice a complainant’s standing to challenge a domain […]

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Acquiring a Non Renewed Domain Name at Auction

Registrars have a contractual duty arising out of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) to alert domain name holders that their registrations are nearing expiration. Not surprisingly some domain name holders miss the notices. The pertinent provisions of the RAA read as follows: 3.7.5 At the conclusion of the registration period, failure by or on behalf […]

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