Film Academy Loses to GoDaddy in Oscars Cybersquatting Battle

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The litigous group behind the Academy Awards suffers a surprising court loss. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Awards Tech Business THR Online

Academy Gets Ready for a $30 Million Oscars Cybersquatting Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A five-year-old lawsuit against GoDaddy will go before a judge who will hear all about the history and value of the Academy Awards. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

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Hollywood's Longest Cybersquatting Feud Nears Finale With Closing Arguments

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Will the group behind the Academy Awards take home a prize of $30 million or just $300,000 from GoDaddy? Closing arguments in a five-year-old case are being made. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Awards Business THR Online

Hollywood's Biggest, Longest Cybersquatting Feud Nears Finale

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Will the group behind the Academy Awards take home a prize of $30 million or just $300,000 from GoDaddy? Closing arguments in a five-year-old case are being made. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Awards Business THR Online

Don’t you “Krave” an interesting cybersquatting case?

The Legal Satyricon

cybersquatting domain names trademarkDeVoy Vegas Inc., which provides excellent coverage of Las Vegas’ legal developments (such as its remarkable dedication to the Righthaven saga), reports on a lawsuit filed by the operator of Piranha Night Club and 8 1/2 Ultra Lounge against Krave over the domain name <piranhalv.com> Historical note: from 2004 to 2008, Krave was [.].

Hollywood Docket: Cablevision Exec Pay; Game Show Copying; Elvis Presley Cybersquatting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law news including a $50 million lawsuit from the White House gatecrasher. read more. The Business Music Elvis Presley Sony/ATV Music Publishing THR Online THR, Esq. Cablevision Television Michaele Salahi Business

Trump Cybersquats on Jeb – The Legal Analysis

The Legal Satyricon

Type in jebbush.com to your browser. If you would rather not, I can just tell you what happens. It brings you to the Trump campaign website. There are plenty of news sites reporting this, but we at Popehat, we’re the only ones to give you the hot and bothered legal analysis. Someone at the Bush […].

Randazza: The Legal Battle Over Andrew Anglin Continues

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Civil Liberties cybersquatting First Amendment internet jurisdiction internet law law practice misc right of publicity cyberstalking free speech internetAn article about one of Marc Randazza’s most controversial and groundbreaking cases – a case involving the founder of a Neo-Nazi website Andrew Anglin – was published in the December issue of the Atlantic magazine.

Hollywood Docket: Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Loses Cybersquatting Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An international arbitration panel agrees that the exec is famous, but says he lacks something else. Plus, other entertainment law news. read more. The Business Terrence Malick The Smiths THR, Esq. Viacom Business

Tiffany Shepherd, From Bikini-Claid Bait Girl to Porn to Cybersquatting Victim

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Film Academy Blasts GoDaddy for Revealing Settlement Offers in Cybersquatting Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Who is going to pay the tab for a long-running case that could result in GoDaddy being ordered to implement filters to catch trademarks like "The Oscars"? read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Circuit Split Over Cybersquatting Act – 11th Circuit Rejects GoPets in Jysk v. Roy

The Legal Satyricon

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. 1125(d), provides: “A person shall be liable. by the owner of a mark. that person. has a bad faith intent to profit from that mark.; registers, […].

Bill Clinton loses cybersquatting claim (unlike his wife)

Copyrights & Campaigns

Matt, an attorney with Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, has written an article about the issue of political cybersquatting: Candidates, Squatters, and Gripers: A Primer on Political Cybersquatting and a Proposal for Reform. Former president Bill Clinton has lost an arbitration proceeding to wrest control over the williamclinton.com, williamjclinton.com, and presidentbillclinton.com domain names away from an alleged cybersquatter.

RACHAEL RAY LASERS DELAYED INDEFINITELY: AN UPDATE ON THE STATE OF CYBERSQUATTING

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

Cybersquatting is a practice as old as the Internet. It looks like we’re all going to have to wait a little while longer to purchase our Rachael Ray lasers. At the very least, we’re not going to be able to order them online any time soon. It generally involves one party, the squatter, using the trademark [.].

Film Academy targets GoDaddy in massive cybersquatting lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is known to be quite litigious in protecting its Oscar rights. But dare we say it has outdone itself this time with a whopping 134-page lawsuit against domain.

A call for a new '.pol' domain to combat political cybersquatting

Copyrights & Campaigns

My former McCain Legal colleague Matt Sanderson has published a very interesting op-ed in the Washington Post on an issue squarely at the intersection of IP and election law: cybersquatting cases where the domain name incorporates the names of a political candidates. A.pol domain would significantly reduce the extortion, confusion, fraud and reputation exploitation associated with political cybersquatting.

Abercrombie & Fitch brings guns to bear on cybersquatters

The Legal Satyricon

That’s cybersquatting, and it is illegal. cybersquatting trademarkLets say you go to the website “abercrombieandfitchstore.com.&# What would you expect to find there? Probably not what you see below. Abercrombie & Fitch have had enough, and they’ve brought suit against the as yet unidentified owners of more than 150 infringing domain names. Most of them are Pay [.].

New 11th Circuit ACPA Case

The Legal Satyricon

Posted in cybersquatting, domain names. Tags: cybersquatting domain names Southern Grouts & Mortars, Inc. 3M Company, No 08-15850 (11th Cir. July 23, 2009). I would write about it, but my good friend Darren Spielman already did at defendmydomain.com – here.

Virgin Group chairman wins battle for.xxx domain

The Legal Satyricon

adult entertainment trademarks cybersquatting internet law udrpThe man known for using sexually suggestive advertising to sell his products and owner of a company dubbed Virgin recently won a legal battle to gain control over richardbranson.xxx. Source. Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson filed a UDRP complaint against Sean Truman, who, according to the decision, is not in the adult entertainment industry, but [.].

Trademark Basics, Part Five: Trademarks on the Internet

Broadcast Law Blog

Cybersquatting. You should establish a budget for taking action against cybersquatting. In the past, a trademark owner only had to worry about what cybersquatting in a limited number of top level domains (the part of the domain name that appears to the right of the dot), e.g.,com.net,org and a few others. AM Radio FM Radio Intellectual Property Internet Radio On Line Media Television Trademark Website Issues cybersquatting domain name top level domain

Monday Morning Jetlawg

JetLawBlog

– Facebook further Twitterfies and immediately runs into the same cybersquatting issues. – Virgin Media and Universal combine to offer unlimited music –for a small fee.

Dumbass Typosquatter of the Day

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Online UDRP

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Wisconsin Secretary of State’s Domain Hijacked

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Domain Privacy Service Can Be Liable Under the ACPA

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Goldman Sachs Tries To Bully Blogger

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Cybersquatter gets his Comeuppance

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Glenn Beck’s WIPO Complaint

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I Told You So, GoDaddy!

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Sues the Heal the World Foundation

JetLawBlog

The complaint asserts claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, violations of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and seeks cancellation of a trademark for Jackson’s initials that HTWF already received. Courtesy of BBC News.

Blawg Review #295

Cyberlaw Central

Cybersquatting. Venkat Balasubramani had a great post on a novel theory of “contributory cybersquatting&#. It’s tough to say whether this cause of action will alter the landscape for either cybersquatting or dilution, or whether this is a scenario where the court let the contributory claims move forward since Microsoft alleged primary claims for cybersquatting that on their face look strong.

Film Academy Nears Trial Against GoDaddy Over 'Oscars' Trademarks

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a first-of-its-kind cybersquatting lawsuit, GoDaddy is denied safe harbor protection for allowing customers to collect money after "parking" domains like academyawardz.com. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Tech Business

Trademarks and Domain Names Webinar Recording

Cyberlaw Central

Cybersquatting and Typosquatting. The recording of my webinar on “ Trademarks and Domain Names ” has been posted to my Firm’s blog here – [link]. I covered the following topics: - Trademark Overview. Domain Name Overview. Domain Name Formats. Domain Names as Trademarks. Domain Names Including Trademarks. Hypotheticals. For those of you who need Illinois MCLE credit, information on requesting credit can be found there as well. Related Posts: General Media v.

The Internet’s All a-Twitter: Am I Really Tweeting with Michael Jordan?

JetLawBlog

Couple this with the fact that many corporations and celebrities have snatched up accounts and you run into a potential cybersquatting mess. You may be familiar with Twitter , the social networking site based on status updates of 140 characters or less.

Music - now and then

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

Will the company want to police all those domain names for cybersquatting issues. Tags: trademark infringement cyberlaw trademarks cybersquatting domain names copyrights This was a good week. I hope it was a good week for everyone else. Now that Friday is almost ending, I hope everyone has some kind of relaxing weekend plans. Even if that means just letting your brain rest after a long week of work. (I I know many of you out there had that.) Can I share some music with you?

Which came first, actress Ashley Madison or cheating-spouse website AshleyMadison.com?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Normally we wouldn't care too much about a cybersquatting claim by a minor actress named Ashley Madison, best known for a brief affair with James Woods and a role on "Entourage." But the countersuit in the case.

Will Facebook username squatting be a problem?

Cyberlaw Central

We shall see if this actually becomes an issue similar to cybersquatting in domain names, but due to the shortness of time between now and the 13th I’m posting the information here to help get the word out. On June 13th, at Midnight eastern time, the social networking site Facebook will allow users, and administrators of fan pages with more than 1000 fans, to register vanity URLS. Here are links to the announcement and to the FAQ for page administrators about the process.

Yo Quiero Domain Name – Yum! Brands (Taco Bell) v. Nelson Wellness & Therapy Center

Current Trends

To be successful on an UDRP bad faith/cybersquatting claiming the following factors must be meet: Domain name in question is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark in which Complainant has rights. You may have seen Taco Bell’s New Year weight loss campaign , “Drive Thru Diet.&# I have to admit, I have sampled the menu.

Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision

New Media and Technology Law

Google countered these registrations by filing a complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), arguing that the registrations were registered in bad faith and constituted cybersquatting.

Jacobsen v. Katzer: Open Source Software Project Gains Key Rulings in Copyright Infringement Litigation

New Media and Technology Law

Finally, the court ruled favorably to Jacobsen on an affirmative copyright claim asserted by Katzer, and again in favor of Jacobsen on a cybersquatting claim based on Katzer's registration of the <decoderpro.com> domain name, which appears to have already been transferred to the Jacobsen's control. Jacobsen v. Katzer involves a dispute over rights in software code distributed pursuant to the open source Artistic License.