Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Traverse Internet Law Federal Court Report: June 2010 Domain Name Dispute Lawsuits

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DIAL CORPORATION v. DAVID G. BROWN
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (FORT WORTH)
4:10-CV-00456
FILED: 6/25/2010

In this case the Defendant allegedly asked for nine cases of product to be shipped to him in exchange for the transfer of the domain name “rightguard.us”. Instead, he got served with a lawsuit.

Dial Corporation is a large consumer products company. The Defendant is alleged to have registered many domain names that are close misspellings or exact representations of the soap and deodorant products sold by the Plaintiff.

The lawsuit requests that each of the infringing domain names be preliminarily and permanently transferred to Plaintiff and that Defendant’s registration for each domain name be cancelled or forfeited. Further relief requested includes preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, destruction of all infringing materials in the Defendant’s possession, statutory damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees, an assessment of costs and interest, and granting such other and further relief the Court deems just. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1436.