Home > News > Playboy Enterprises Wins Playboy.london Cybersquatting Case • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Playboy Enterprises Wins Playboy.london Cybersquatting Case

Playboy Enterprises Wins Playboy.london Cybersquatting Case
Get XBIZ News
Feb 2, 2015 12:12 PM PST    Text size: 

LONDON — Playboy Enterprises was victorious in its cybersquatting claim against real estate exec Michael Ross, who scooped up the domain name Playboy.london when it became available two years ago.

Ross, the director of London-based realty firm CNM Estates, grabbed the gTLD when .london domains launched in 2013.

Last year, Playboy lawyers fired off a letter to Ross, claiming Playboy.london infringes on its trademark and that it would begin legal action if he didn’t hand over the domain to the iconic brand.

But Ross was resolute, and at the time said he was a “London-based playboy with every right to use the domain.”

But on Jan. 21, according to WIPO UDRP records, the domain Playboy.london was transferred to Playboy Enterprises International Inc.

At post time, the administrative panel decision was not made available for review.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Creating a Top-Notch, Lucrative Adult Website

If there’s one thing I’ve seen consistently over the 10 years I’ve been running Elevated X and working exclusively with paysite owners it’s that no matter how competitive the paysite... More »

Artificial Intelligence Treats Risk Like Cancer

An embarrassing thing happened to me in Amsterdam. I’d just finished dinner with a new partner at a nice restaurant. OK … more expensive than nice, but you know what I mean. I grade food in... More »

8 Tips for Scaling Up Your Ad Campaign

As an advertiser it can take some time for you to get a successful campaign going because many ideas don't always work out. Once you have a great converting campaign it can also quickly die out, so that's... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!