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Cybersquatting and Trademark Infringement

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The roll out of the .CO extension will offer a unique platform for entrepreneurs and established business alike. Lori Anne Wardi of .CO Internet S.A.S. discusses the roll out and the plans behind the extension with Damien Allen on today's program. ANNOUNCER:  Welcome to Cybersquatting Law Radio brought to you by Traverse Cybersquatting Law, internet lawyers specializing in domain name disputes, resolutions and all other domaining issues.  DAMIEN: Good afternoon and welcome to Cybersquatting Law Radio.  My name is Damien Allen, and joining me today on the phone is Lori Anne Wardi, Director of ...
with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. A trademark is designated by the following symbols: A trademark is a type of intellectual property , and typically a name, word, phrase, logo , symbol , design, image, or a combination of these elements. 1 There is also a range of non-conventional trademarks comprising marks which do not fall into these standard categories. The owner of a registered trademark may commence legal proceedings for trademark infringement to prevent unauthorized use of that trademark. However, registration is not ...
Global Issues in Domain Name Dispute
The Internet is worldwide. While the United States currently has the greatest share of the market, the rest of the world is rapidly catching up. Due to the increasing number of new web sites around the world, the pressure to provide “good” original domain names is at an unprecedented high. This pressure exerted on the market has caused domain name infringement issues to become a major concern for the Internet. As seen in the previous section, cybersquatting and trademark infringement are major national issues. Because of expanding global boundaries, the national problems are becoming increasingly more complex due ... market research, surveys and trends
Dozier Internet Law Federal Court Report: November 2009 Domain ...
The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute. BELLAGIO, LLC AND MIRAGE RESORTS, INC. v. DOMINIC TORRINO AND GEORGIO STAMATIS MAILLIS DISTRICT OF NEVADA (LAS VEGAS) 2:09-CV-02240 FILED: 11/23/2009 This case is a classic example of the damages that can ensue from improperly squatting on a domain name. There is no law preventing a trademark owner from suing you for cybersquatting and trademark infringement after it has prevailed in a domain name dispute. If you ever receive a “cease and desist” letter ... market research, surveys and trends


An Update on our Lawsuit against Art Pedroza
We’re still moving forward in federal court.  Our attorney tells us that the case has entered the discovery phase and Art has some deadlines coming up.  We gave him until May 7 to accept a (we think) very reasonable settlement offer we  made and May 26 is the deadline for him to turn over a number of documents and electronic files we requested.  To our knowledge, Art (still) doesn’t have a lawyer and Art continues to believe the case is frivolous.  Art still refers to the case in posts and comments on Orange Juice and the FFFF site but he constantly get the details wrong.  For example, Art stated our lawsuit included ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
ICA Reports on the February 6th ICANN Policy Forum Held in ...
On Friday, February 6, 2009 an all-day ICANN Policy Forum was held at the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an imposing 1920s Indiana limestone structure located directly across Lafayette Park from the White House. The event reflects the growing Washington interest in the workings of ICANN as the September 2009 termination date of the current JPA approaches, as well as the substantial concern of the U.S. and international business communities regarding the potential risks and costs of  a rapid expansion of the gTLD space. Approximately 75 individuals, including ICANN staff, were in attendance. The ICA was invited to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Court Protects Blogger Gripe Sites!
DETROIT—A seller of business opportunities, Career Agents Network Inc., not only lost its case against a persistent blogger who wrote unkind things about the firm, but in an unusual move the licensor was also ordered by the court to compensate the blogger $23,000 for legal fees. Blogger and website owner Lawrence R. White says that he became upset at the personnel recruiting licensor when he lost more than $49,000 as a licensee. Then his licensor Health Career Agents sold its assets and moved management to another entity, Career Agents Network Inc. White says that all of this made him look deeper. He discovered his ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
NY-NY wins trademark suit over Internet domain name
MGM Resorts International has won a trademark infringement lawsuit involving its New York-New York hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, with MGM Resorts winning rights to the potentially valuable Internet domain name . Attorneys for MGM Resorts’ 2,024-room New York-New New York resort prevailed July 29 when U.S. District Judge Lloyd D. George in Las Vegas issued a default judgment against a company called Inc. The default judgment ordered that the website domain name be transferred to the casino company and that Inc. pay the casino company $101,000 in damages – including ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Conflicts between trademark and domain names in Arab countries ...
Cybersquatting and Trademark Infringement, E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law,. Vol 7, No 3, September 2000, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
REPORT TO CONGRESS: The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ...
consultation with the Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal .... cybersquatting and counseled caution before creating any new guidelines or procedures. ..... domain name and alleged infringement. These policies are seen as not ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
          The explosion in Internet technology in the past decade has drawn the Lanham Act into the realm of electronic commerce. Trademark owners seeking to register domain names have recently found themselves entwined in a number of disputes, such as disputes involving claims to multiple domain names and disputes over whether the domain name registration system is fairly administered. One important legal issue that has recently come to the fore is over the practice of cybersquatting. Today, ...
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Verizon Wins $33.2 Million In Largest Cybersquatting Award
Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) said it has been awarded $33.2 million in what it called the largest cybersquatting case, as a San Francisco firm registered Internet domain names Verizon said could be confused with ones held by the telecommunications giant. (...) The default ruling said the firm "unlawfully registered at least 663 domain names that were either identical to or confusingly similar to Verizon trademarks," according to Verizon. The company was awarded $50,000 per name for OnlineNIC's "bad-faith registrations" that were intended to steer traffic away from Verizon's sites, the company said. Verizon, ...
Domain Trademark Infringement? | Ask MetaFilter
Just received a "cybersquatting, trademark infringement and unfair competition" letter for registering a domain name. If any MeFi users have had a similar experience, I would love to hear about it. [more inside] The subject of the letter was "cybersquatting, trademark infringement and unfair competition of [product] by registration of www.[product].org in violation of the Lanham Act." They said that they can claim for legal fees but will not do so if I transfer the domain name to them within ten (10) days. The website, however, is a consumer-based organization of users of the product and says as much. It is non-commercial in ...