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Results tagged with: trademark infringement

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Coca-Cola Targets Collector’s Domain

Posted on 02/01/2000 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

The site VintageCocaCola.com is a showcase for vintage Coca-Cola products, but in January, Coca-Cola sent a letter warning the website owner to ‘take-it-down’. Instead of taking it down, the website owner turned it into a discussion forum concerning trademark laws and their abuse by large, bullying companies.…
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eToys Loses In Domain Name Dispute

Posted on 01/25/2000 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

In a series of lawsuits and counter lawsuits, the two companies eToys, an online toy retailer, and eToy, a Swiss art dealer, came to a settlement, in which eToys will pay up to $40,000 in legal fees and drop the injunction against the ‘inappropriate’ eToy site.…
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Tatooine.com In Domain Squabble

Posted on 01/14/2000 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Lucasfilm has sent a letter to the owner of tatooine.com, Steve Mount, demanding ownership of the domain name. Mount had been using the site in his business as a web designer, and is unsure what his next move will be.…
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Teen Magazine Likely To Go To Court

Posted on 01/07/2000 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

The 42 year old publication, Teen Magazine, was alerted by one of its new editors that someone had registered teenmagazine.com and was using it as a porn site. Teen Magazine’s lawyers immediately set into action, and won a temporary restraining order against Blue Gravity Communications (the domain owner), ordering them …
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New York Yankees Sue For newyorkyankees.com

Posted on 01/05/2000 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

The New York Yankees files a lawsuit against Brian McKiernan to win their trademarked domain name newyorkyankees.com. McKiernan says he had bought the domain to set up a fan site. The baseball team had offered him $450 for the domain name, which he refused even though he had not indicated …
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eToys Tries To Settle With eToy

Posted on 12/29/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

The online toy company, eToys.com, has been involved in lawsuits and counter lawsuits against a Swiss art company, eToy, over the domain name etoy.com, which is home to graphically questionable material. The art company said they would drop their lawsuit, but would not give eToys any control over the content …
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Sports Leagues Lash Out At ‘Cybersquatters’

Posted on 12/21/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

A coalition between the national sports leagues is filing a lawsuit (with several more planned) against the owners of such sites as rangers1.com and yankees1.com for trademark infringement. The owner of these domains, Canadian Jeff Burgar, uses the names to sell vanity email addresses.…
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Fcuk.com in Legal Battle

Posted on 12/06/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

French Connection is suing First Consultants UK for the rights to the domain name FcUK.com, which was registered in 1997 by Tony Sutton. The Judge scolded French Connection for its use of a euphemism for an obscene word in its campaign and refused an immediate conjunction, instead ordering a full …
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Toys R Us Demonstration Site

Posted on 11/30/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

The domain Toys-R-Us.co.uk now hosts a complaint from one of its former customers. Software developer Richard Warr put the site up to demonstrate his local store’s mistreatment of senior citizens. The site contains only two links – one to his email address and one to the actual ToysRUs home page.…
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VW.net Court Battle Favors Small Business

Posted on 11/29/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Volkswagen had filed complaints against Virtual Woks, the Virigina based owners of the domain vw.net. Volkswagen demanded the company stop using their trademark. The small company filed a lawsuit, and won the right to use “vw” in their domain name.…
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BBC Locked In Another Domain Battle

Posted on 11/29/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) sent letters to Big Blue and Cousins, demanding they turn over the domain name bbc.org. The small Canadian company has been using the domain since 1995 to help educate the elderly about computers. Big Blue spokesperson gave no response to BBC or to media, saying …
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Intel Asked to Pay $400 Grand for Porn Site

Posted on 10/14/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Since March, the site intel-inside.com published a heavy arrangement of pornographic links and pictures. However, since Intel, the computer chip maker, because aware of the site, the links have been removed and a simple ‘for sale’ sign has appeared there instead. The domain mentions that the current bid is $150,000 …
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Intel to Deal with Porn Squatters

Posted on 10/13/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

IT folks got a shock if they visited intel-inside.com looking to find the latest on Intel Technologies. The domain name was registered by a porn service, though Intel has filed suit claiming damages to their trademark.…
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NetNames Disappearing Lawsuit Act

Posted on 10/01/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

NetNames had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against FreeNetNames (an ISP) and had their website shut down by court order. However NetNames’ sudden lack of action, with no word from them in over three weeks, led the judge to believe they had abandoned their efforts, and FreeNetNames was allowed to …
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Big Companies Called Cyber Bullies

Posted on 09/02/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Lilly Industries, the maker of the stain remover “Goof Off” told Rick Schwartz that he must relinquish the domain name GoofOff.com or face legal consequences for trademark infringement. Rick Schwartz calls the company a cyber bully who intimidates “small firms and individuals into relinquishing domains through the threat of litigation …
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US Banks Duke Out Domain Battle

Posted on 08/19/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

A federal court ordered the suspension of the domain name USAbanc.com, pending the lawsuit filed by US Bancorp for trademark infringement.…
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Cybersquatters to Receive Fatal Blow?

Posted on 05/05/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

A newly formed body, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), published a report recommending actions that would stop trademark and domain name abuse by cybersquatters. WIPO officials said that domain name disputes currently in court would not be affected by the new recommendations.…
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Apple Wins Its Domain in Schoolyard Battle

Posted on 04/27/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Apple sent their lawyers to Canada to demand a 17 year old schoolboy hand over the domain name appleimac.com. Abdul Traya was running his own apple-based website from the domain and demanded Apple give his school 30 i-macs in exchange for the name. In court, Apple agreed to pay legal …
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Amazon.com Gets Sued For Domain

Posted on 04/16/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Amazon Bookstore, a 28 year old bookstore in Minneapolis is suing Amazon.com for trampling their name.…
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Yahoo Sues Pot-Smoking Yahooka

Posted on 01/13/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Yahoo lawyers sent a document requesting the owners of domain name Yahooka take their site offline or they would pursue legal action. Yahoo claims the site would confuse visitors, making them think they’re at Yahoo’s site. Yahooka spokesperson says, “We feel that the likelihood of confusion, mistake, or deception is …
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Microsoft After Cybersquatting

Posted on 01/04/1999 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against two Texans who had purchased the domain names microsoftwindows.com and microsoftoffice.com and then refused to turn over control of the sites even after being offered a buyout by Microsoft.…
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CNET Gets Sued For Snap Domain Name

Posted on 11/21/1998 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Snap Technologies filed a lawsuit against CNET for using the term ‘snap’ in it’s online search service – Snap! Online. CNET calls the suit meritless and plans to fight.…
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Study Reveals Deficient Online Trademark Understanding

Posted on 06/25/1998 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Syracuse University released a study revealing a power struggle that has been largely dominated by the larger corporations comprised of legal bullying and unjustly ‘taking’ domain names of smaller companies that have been operating under the same business name for years. The study separated types of lawsuits into categories ranging …
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Working Women Domain Battle

Posted on 05/15/1998 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

Lisa Kohl received a letter from MacDonald Communications Corp., publisher of Working Women, asking her to give up the domain name workingwomen.com. Kohl has been running the site for 2 years and has no intention of giving it up. Macdonald promises to take legal action.…
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Circus Wins in Domain Battle

Posted on 05/14/1998 in News & Articles: iGoldRush Blog:

The Ringling Brothers Circus obtained the site ringlingbrothers.com from PETA, who had been using the name as a site that promoted their cause and protested the circus’ use of animals.…
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