Launching UDRP cases is not without risk to the complainants - some aggrieved domain name owners resort to seeking damages through the court system.

Having lost a UDRP case and being found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, people associated with the Beutiful Magazine company filed a lawsuit and lost and was ordered to pay $65,000 in legal fees.

February 2015:

Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. v. Domain Manager / PeopleNetwork ApS / Kofod Nicolai / People Network Aps / Nicolai Kofod / People Network, filed a UDRP case against Colorado, USA over the domain name
National Arbitration Forum case FA1502001606976

The respondent registered the domain name in 2005.
The complainaint filed for an "intent to use" trademark in 2008 which was granted in 2010 with August 31, 2009 as the date of first use in commerce - 4 years after the domain name had been registered.

In May 4th 2015 a NAF panel comprising of 3 panelists (Clive Duncan Thorne, Desmond J Ryan and David E Sorkin) found the complainant Beautiful People Magazine, Inc. guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking "Under these circumstances the Panel concludes that Complainant knew it could not prove bad faith registration of the <> and <> domain names..."

See story about the UDRP case:

Beautiful People Magazine Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking On


June 2017:

People associated with the complainant in the UDRP then filed a federal lawsuit to try to get the domain names. The court dismissed the case citing the registrations dates coming before the trademarks.

In the lawsuit the judge ordered the plaintiffs to pay $65,000 in attorney’s fees.

See news stories about the lawsuit following the lawsuit filing:

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking In UDRP Proceeding Leads To Award Of Attorney Fees In District Court

$65,000 legal fees awarded in reverse domain name hijacking case

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