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Has Your Bag of Trademark Tricks Grown Larger? District Court Recognizes Novel Causes of Action in Cybersquatting Case: Microsoft Corp. v. Shah (W.D. Wash. Jan. 12, 2011)

Plaintiffs may bring novel causes of action for contributory cybersquatting and for contributory trademark dilution, according to a recent ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. In so ruling, the district court refused to narrowly read the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer...

Borrower Avoids Trademark and Cybersquatting Accusations in Bashing Its Lender Online

A Minnesota federal court rejected trademark and cybersquatting claims levied against a borrower that created a website to warn consumers about what it perceived to be a lender's fraudulent business practices. Jalin Realty Capital Advisors v. A Better Wireless , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2461 (D....

University of Oklahoma Files Cybersquatting Complaint against Registrant of soonernetwork.com

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is suing Hugh Michael Glenn, who registered the domain name soonernetwork.com and linked it to the image of a longhorn, representing OU's rival the University of Texas. The image also displayed the phrase "Go Longhorns!!!" and stated that the domain...

Kenyon and Kenyon LLP: New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse Opening March 26, 2013

by Michael Kelly and Michelle Mancino Marsh The new generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") program will soon be bringing a flood of diversity to the internet's domain name system. Over 1,900 new gTLD applications have been submitted for gTLDs such as ".apple," ".shoes...

Bizarre UDRP Decision Against Google Reminds Brand Owners of "Wild Card" Risk

Bonkers. I love that word. It harkens back to an earlier era when people used more euphemisms in their speech in order to blunt the strength of their criticism. Bananas. Loopy. These are the descriptions that come to mind when I read Google Inc. v. Fundacion Private Whois / Domain Administrator,...

Gucci Has a Big E-Win

Domain name disputes are pretty standard items in the brand protection strategies. Domain name disputes afford brand owners an expeditious and cheap way of securing ownership rights over infringing domain names. Case in point, Gucci's significant win over 165 infringing domain names this month...