Leanin.com under the UDRP scanner

Discussion in 'Legal Issues and Dispute' started by Prashant Sharan, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Prashant Sharan

    Prashant Sharan India Member

    Oct 1, 2018
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    A UDRP was recently filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against the LeanIn.com domain name. I think this is going to be an interesting proceeding to track because of the complainant as well as the fact that the “lean in” term could be considered a heavily used generic term, in addition to its trademark(s). The case is WIPO Case D2019-0213.

    LeanIn.com was created in June of 2002, and it appears to be registered to a registrant in Ontario, Canada. The domain name had private Whois information since 2017, but using DomainTools Whois History tool, I can see that the current registrant appears to be the same registrant as it was pre-privacy. Using DomainTools, I can also see that it had been previously registered to an entity called LeanIn Inc., and the phone number looks to be the same as the current registrant.