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Legal Rights Objections under ICANN's New gTLD Program

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center was appointed by ICANN as the exclusive provider of dispute resolution services for trademark based "pre-delegation" Legal Rights Objections (LRO) under ICANN New gTLD Program.

The WIPO Center's administration of cases in this first round under ICANN's Program came to a close with the notification of the last of the expert determinations in September 2013.

The WIPO Center has captured this experience in a Report covering the development, procedure and substance of the LRO process.

Set out below furthermore are resources which the WIPO Center made available to parties, as well as a list of all objections and results.

Legal Rights Objection Resources

Legal Rights Objection Cases

Proposed string to which the objection is directed Objector Applicant Grounds for objection Date of the WIPO Center’s receipt of the objection Determination
.delmonte Del Monte Corporation Del Monte International GmbH Legal Rights Objection March 2, 2013 Objection Upheld with Dissenting Opinion
.coach Coach, Inc. Koko Island, LLC aka Dozen Donuts, LLC aka Donuts, Inc Legal Rights Objection March 8,2013 Objection Rejected
.academy Academy, Ltd., d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors Half Oaks, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 11, 2013 Objection Rejected
.blue Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association ("BCBSA") Afilias Limited Legal Rights Objection March 12, 2013 Objection Rejected
.direct The DirecTV Group Inc. Dish DBS Corporation Legal Rights Objection March 12, 2013 Objection Upheld
.mls The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Afilias Limited Legal Rights Objection March 12, 2013 Objection Rejected
.merck Merck KGaA Merck Registry Holdings, Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 12, 2013 Objection Rejected
.merck Merck KGaA Merck Registry Holdings, Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 12, 2013 Objection Rejected
.merckmsd Merck KGaA MSD Registry Holdings, Inc Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.goo NTT Resonant Inc. Charleston Road Registry Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Terminated
.yellowpages Hibu (UK) Limited Telstra Corporation Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.vip I-Registry Ltd. Vipspace Enterprises LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.vip I-Registry Ltd. John Corner, LLC. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.vip I-Registry Ltd. VIP Registry Pte. Ltd Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.vip I-Registry Ltd. Charleston Road Registry Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.vip I-Registry Ltd. Top Level Domain Holdings Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.diy Scripps Networks, LLC Charleston Road Registry Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.food Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Dot Food, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.food Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Wild Orchard, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.express Express, LLC Sea Sunset, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.zone AutoZone Parts, Inc. Outer Falls, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Terminated
.gcc The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf also known as the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC GCCIX WLL Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Terminated
.now Starbucks (HK) Limited Grand Turn, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.now Starbucks (HK) Limited Global Top Level ApS Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.now Starbucks (HK) Limited Amazon EU S.a.r.l. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.now Starbucks (HK) Limited One.com A/S Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.now Starbucks (HK) Limited XYZ.COM LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.rightathome Right At Home, Inc. Johnson Shareholdings, Inc Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.gmbh TLDDOT GmbH InterNetWire Web-Development GmbH Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.music DotMusic Limited Amazon EU S.à r.l. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.music DotMusic Limited Charleston Road Registry Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.music DotMusic Limited dot Music Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.music DotMusic Limited DotMusic Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.music DotMusic Limited Entertainment Names Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.music DotMusic Limited Victor Cross Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.music DotMusic Limited .music LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.song DotSong Limited Amazon EU S.à.r.l. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.tunes DotTunes Limited Amazon EU S.à.r.l. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.eco planet.ECO, LLC Top Level Domain Holdings Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.ком Regtime Ltd.; Legato Ltd. VeriSign Sarl Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.орг Regtime Ltd.; Legato Ltd. Public Interest Registry Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.cam AC Webconnecting Holding B.V. United TLD Holdco Ltd. Legal Rights Objection March 12, 2013 Objection Rejected
.cam AC Webconnecting Holding B.V. Dot Agency Limited Legal Rights Objection March 12, 2013 Objection Rejected
.limited Limited Stores, LLC Big Fest, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.pin Pinterest, Inc. Amazon EU S.à.r.l. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.axis Axis Communications AB/ Axis AB Saudi Telecom Company Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 DRSP Communication
.tube Latin American Telecom, LLC Charleston Road Registry, Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.bio Biotechnology Industry Organization Starting Dot Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.微博 Sina Corporation Tencent Holdings Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Upheld with Dissenting Opinion
.weibo Sina Corporation Tencent Holdings Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Upheld with Dissenting Opinion
.mail United States Postal Service 1&1 Mail & Media GmbH Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Terminated
.mail United States Postal Service Afilias Domains No. 2 Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Terminated
.mail United States Postal Service Amazon EU S.à r.l Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.mail United States Postal Service Charleston Road Registry Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.mail United States Postal Service GMO Registry, Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.mail United States Postal Service Victor Dale, LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.mail United States Postal Service WhitePages TLD LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company Baxter Pike LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company Charleston Road Registry Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company Dot Home LLC Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company DotHome Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company Merchant Law Group LLP Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company Top Level Domain Holdings Limited Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company Uniregistry, Corp. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.home Defender Security Company .Home Registry Inc. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.emerck Merck & Co., Inc. Merck KGaA Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.merck Merck & Co., Inc. Merck KGaA Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected
.moto Motorola Trademark Holdings LLC United TLD Holdco Ltd. Legal Rights Objection March 13, 2013 Objection Rejected

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