Looking for Love In Green Bay?
Anwar S. Richardson wrote,
It is hard being single and searching for the perfect companion. Your so-called friends try to set you up on dates with people who are only attractive to those with their eyes closed. Speed dating is the easiest way to condense a year of letdowns into an hour-long session. Online dating allows romantics to sort through incompatible prospects from the comfort of their home.
Imagine if someone invented a dating website based on the most important criteria – being a Packers fan. Then singles could find someone to wear a cheesehead with on Sunday.
Packers fans, it is time to take a selfie in the bathroom mirror.
Now the NFL and their individual teams have vigorously defended their trademarks. In 2009 the Miami Dolphins went after Marchex for the domain Dolphins.com. The udrp was terminated but the Miami football team is now in possession of the domain.
It was not the first time Dolphins.com was sought after, back in 2000 the NFL went after Jets.com and Dolphins.com in the same udrp. That udrp was terminated.
Back in 2011 DomainNameStrategy.com which is a blog run by Fairwinds Partners, wrote a piece on the Green Bay Packers going after the domain TitleTown.com.
The Packers spend a good deal of time policing their trademark rights to “Titletown,” even convincing a local distillery to open a new bar and restaurant under the name “Green Bay Distillery” instead of “Titletown Distillery,” as it had originally planned to do. So needless to say, I was very surprised to find out that the Packers don’t own the domain name Titletown.com.
The domain was first registered in 1996, and currently does not host any content. According to theWayback Machine, in the past the domain has pointed to a site with links to Packers news as well as to merchandise. We’ve seen other examples of UDRPs where past content has been factored into the Panel’s decision, meaning the Packers could have a fighting chance at recovering the name via UDRP.