Federal Court Awards TM Holder Of “Two Plus Two” $60K and The Domain Name Twoplustwo.com From Dutch” Boyd
According to a story today in Parttimepoker.coma federal court has awarded the Trademark Holder of the term Two Plus Two, $25,000 in statutory damages and $33,985.45 in attorney’s fees against poker player Dutch Boyd who registered the domain name Twoplustwopoker.com.
The owner of the trademark, Two Plus Two Publishing filed a lawsuit over the domain Twoplustwopoker.com on December 9, 2009 against poker legend Dutch Boyd on was got the domain name on July 14, 2004.
Two Plus Two Publishing alleged that the domain was confusingly similar to their well known trademark Two Plus Two and their website Twoplustwo.com.
“In the partial summary judgment, signed March 1, 2012 by U.S. District Judge Kent J. Johnson, Two Plus Two Publishing LLC was awarded $25,000 in statutory damages and $33,985.45 in attorney’s fees.”
The domain name Twoplustwopoker.com is now shown in the whois records as being owned by Two Plus Two Publishing