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...
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....
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...
by Michael Kelly
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
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,...
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...