The National Arbitration Forum has reviewed a UDRP claim filed against Gameroom.com. The victory in this dispute went to Facebook, which, of course, is no stranger to asserting its rights in such situations. However, the dispute was quite unique as Facebook had to act as the respondent, not the complainant, according to Domain Name Wire.
The UDRP complaint was filed by My Gameroom LLC. In 2018, it registered the My Gameroom and MyGameroom trademarks. However, its lawyers argued that the company began using the corresponding names back in 2016, when Facebook registered Gameroom.com. National Arbitration Forum panelist Darryl Wilson found the evidence presented to be insufficient. He also did not see any attempt of reverse domain name hijacking in the actions of My Gameroom LLC. Thus, the parties broke even, with the exception of the complaint filing costs and the lawyer fees.