Well, not really. Actually, I like shopping at Home Depot.
However, someone who thinks differently recently prevailed in a UDRP brought by Home Depot. The Respondent was represented by the University of San Francisco Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic.
Click here for a copy of the decision.
Homer TLC, Inc. is the owner of the famous HOME DEPOT and THE HOME DEPOT trademarks – actually at least 31 United States federal registrations for trademarks incorporating â€œHOME DEPOT,â€ and also hundreds of registrations for HOME DEPOT trademarks worldwide.
The Respondent registered HOMEDEPOTSUCKS.com.
The panel, following previous cases, decided that the term â€œsucksâ€ is sufficient to distinguish the disputed domain name from Complainantâ€™s THE HOME DEPOT mark. The panel also held that the Respondentâ€™s use of the
Thanks to EFF.