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...]

Good.com Files Federal Lawsuit For Trademark Infringement Against Good.co

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, California. … [Read more...]

Trademark Holders Make Cybersquatting Profitable By Failing To Act: BentleyMotorCars.com 9 Years Old

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 case. Bentley Motors Limited just won a UDRP on … [Read more...]

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

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 U.S.C. § 1114 (2)(D) (iv) and(v) to obtain a declaration of … [Read more...]