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Go Daddy Wins Important Section 230 Case

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Eric Goldman published an article on what he deemed an important legal victory for Go Daddy. Go Daddy won a Section 230 case which involved some Teamsters Union members. Section 230 is a part of the Communications Deceny Act and it provides immunity for providers like Go Daddy hosting. From the article: GoDaddy won a […]

Why Did It Take This TM Holder 10 Years To File A UDRP On The Parked Domain HumanRightsWatch.com?

March 15th, 2015 Comments off
Human Rights Watch was awarded the domain name HumanRightsWatch.com in a otherwise unremarkable UDRP opinion. “The organization has a United States Trademark on the term since 2003 and “uses the HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH mark to identify its efforts promoting and protecting human rights worldwide”. Respondent has not used the disputed domain name for a bona […]
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Is The Trademark Clearinghouse Causing New gTLD’s To Lose 6X The Number Of Registrations?

March 12th, 2015 Comments off
Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), just published a very interesting story on how the trademark clearinghouse (TMCH) program maybe negatively effecting the numbers of new gTLD’s registrations to a factor of 6X. Its a great read and I think Phil maybe on to something. As an unintended consequence of trying to protection […]

Owner of TechGuruit.com sues Owner of TechGuru.com For Trademark Infringement on Tech Guru

March 10th, 2015 Comments off
Tech  Guru, LLC  (Tech Guru) of Minneapolis which operates under the domain name TechGuruit.com, filed a federal lawsuit against Tech Guru  Consultants, Inc. of New York (TGC)  and its principal, Alexander Litz, which owns and operates under the domain name TechGuru.com for trademark infringement. Here are the highlights: “Plaintiff Tech Guru, LLC is a Minneapolis-based […]
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More Big Brand Fails; As Bang On Trademarked Domains Continue To Drop To Third Parties

February 22nd, 2015 Comments off
This is another post in a continuing series on how big brands are missing and allowing third parties the opportunity to register domain names that are bang on domain names dealing with well known and trademarked products. These are not typo’s. They are domain names of trademark products. These are just some of the domains […]
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Cremation.com Sues Cremations.com, Sold By FMA For TM Infringement & Seeks Transfer of Domain

February 10th, 2015 Comments off
In a pretty unusual case, Directors Advantage, Inc., of Clinton NC, owner of the domain name Cremation.com filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against Cremations.com, for cybersquatting under the Federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), “stemming from wide-ranging aggressive, unethical, and unlawful sales practices and bad faith actions of the registrant of CREMATIONS.COM […]
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Good.com Files Federal Lawsuit For Trademark Infringement Against Good.co

January 28th, 2015 Comments off
Good Technology Corporation and Good Technology Software, Inc. (collectively, “Good”) which operates Good.com, filed a federal lawsuit against Good.Co, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday for trademark infringement and volition of the ACPA. Here are the highlights: Good was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, […]
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Trademark Holders Make Cybersquatting Profitable By Failing To Act: BentleyMotorCars.com 9 Years Old

January 21st, 2015 Comments off
We have mentioned before that when it comes to the levels of  cybersquatting trademark holders have to share the blame by creating the ecosystem for high profits for those registering bang on trademark infringing domains and allowing them to be very profitabily parked for many year before taking action Today we see another one such […]

Domain Holder Who Loses UDRP, Files Federal Court Case Over DirectorsChoice.com

January 8th, 2015 Comments off
Back in late December we wrote about the domain name DirectorsChoice.com which was lost in our opinion in a very bad UDRP decision. Today the domain holder, Russ Smith, pro se, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court For The District Of New Jersey pursuant to Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) 15 […]
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Yes Max Hardcore Will Be Bidding On MaxHardcore.com: “I’m Gonna Take It Back”

December 29th, 2014 Comments off
The porn star and producer Max Hardcore told XBIZ.com that he would be be bidding on the upcoming expired domain name auction of MaxHardcore.com. Over the weekend we wrote that the domain name MaxHardcore.com was in pending delete/renewal status and already had multiple backorders at Namejet.com The domain name is presently owned by the Department […]