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Cialis maker files UDRP on over 200 domains

Kevin Murphy, May 25, 2011, 12:53:03 (UTC), Domain Policy

Eli Lilly seems to have filed a single UDRP complaint covering 209 domain names that all contain its Cialis trademark.

The contested domains include duffers such as bestcialisinfoguide.com, cialisblogfeed.net and affordablecialistips.com.

Based on a sample, they all appear to be affiliate splogs pimping pills for the Belize-based mail-order pharmacies Pharm4All and Generics4All.

They all appear to have been registered in September 2010 by the same Moscow-based registrant.

While such large cases are not unheard of, they still constitute a material chunk of the annual UDRP workload. WIPO, for example, processed 4,370 domains last year.

This particular complaint was filed with the National Arbitration Forum, which has not yet disclosed the complainant. It’s pretty obviously Lilly, or the biggest chancer on the planet.

Lilly is a fairly strict enforcer of its trademarks. Its number of UDRP complaints to date is around the 100 mark, and most of those related to the Cialis brand.

The company is also one of those pushing most heavily for greater law enforcement take-down powers over “fake pharma” domain names.

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Comments (3)

  1. Jon says:

    Fantastic!. I’m so sick and tired of receiving SPAM emails from drug related sites!…. hopefully this will be a trend that other drug makers follow!. :)

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