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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) registered the domain name ringlingbrothers.com to host a protest site, pointing out the circus’ mistreatment of animals. Ringling Brothers have filed trademark infringement lawsuits against the group. [...] Continue reading
Playboy Enterprises filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against former Playmate of the Year, Terri Welles, who used terms like “playmate’ in her online resume and meta tags, which Playboy argued were trademarked terms. US District Judge Judith Keep ruled in favor of Welles, claiming fair use to the words. [...] Continue reading
In Pennsylvania, Christopher Van Allen, a 12 year old boy who had been given the nickname ‘Pokey’ when he was younger, had received the domain name pokey.org as a birthday gift. Shortly after that, Prema Toy Company filed a lawsuit against him to win the domain back claiming that the site infringed their trademark. [...] Continue reading
As federal judges in two recent rulings set precedence against the practice of cybersquatting, some trademark attorneys say the courts have turned a bad situation worse. The 1995 dilution statute permits using a domain name that resembles a trademark to harm a company’s trademark reputation. For example, using ‘barney.com’ to host a pornography [...] Continue reading
The Network Solutions chief ‘enemy’, AlterNIC may be on the rise again, as Jason Hendeles, former business partner of Eugene Kashpureff, seeks to revive its once powerful status. Kashpureff, who is still waiting on a sentence for his computer fraud conviction resulting from when he hijacked InterNIC users and redirected them to AlterNIC, called [...] Continue reading
After news of being cleared in a class action lawsuit, Network Solution’s stocks rose 3-3/4 in today’s trading. [...] Continue reading