.Sucks Registry Goes On Offense & Threatens To Sue ICANN For Defamation/Breach of Contract

In a sternly worded letter sent to ICANN today by the attorney's representing Vox Populi the operator of the .Sucks registry put ICANN on notice that they believe ICANN has defamed the registry and its own rules and regulation and made it clear a lawsuit maybe forthcoming The letter was written by R. David Hosp a principal  in the law firm of the New York firm of Fish & Richardson … [Read more...]

Go Daddy Wins Important Section 230 Case

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 Section 230 case in the Second Circuit. It’s a short and efficient ruling, … [Read more...]

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

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 fide offering of goods or services, or a … [Read more...]

Is The Trademark Clearinghouse Causing New gTLD’s To Lose 6X The Number Of Registrations?

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 legitimate trademark holders, there is a lot of … [Read more...]

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

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 provider of … [Read more...]

More Big Brand Fails; As Bang On Trademarked Domains Continue To Drop To Third Parties

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 we tracked that got registered by someone other than the trademark … [Read more...]

Cremation.com Sues Cremations.com, Sold By FMA For TM Infringement & Seeks Transfer of Domain

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 … [Read more...]