This Domain Name Seized from Crystal Cox

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A number of domain names, formerly registered to the known cyber-extortionist, Crystal Cox, now forward to this post. On Nov. the World Intellectual Property Organization awarded six of them to me in Randazza v. Cox, WIPO Case No. D2012-1525. Cox’s commentary on the case is here) On Dec. 14, the United States District Court [.].

Trademarks and Domain Names Webinar Recording

Cyberlaw Central

The recording of my webinar on “ Trademarks and Domain Names ” has been posted to my Firm’s blog here – [link]. Domain Name Overview. Domain Name Formats. Domain Names as Trademarks. Domain Names Including Trademarks. Crazy Troll: Not reverse domain name hijacking to bring ACPA case for expired domain Domain name dispute: Angé v. Domain Names Speaking Trademarks Video

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New Domain Names Available Beginning Today

Media Law Prof Blog

From NPR: a story (print and audio) on ICANN's expansion of domain names and critiques from both advertisers and regulators

Cheech and Chong win back domain name

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni A New Jersey man's dream of owning a Cheech and Chong domain name has gone up in smoke. The pot-loving comedy duo has wrested cheechandchong.com away from Ryan Tracy and his Traced, Inc., winning a WIPO administrative.

Fed Seizure of Domain Names

Media Law Prof Blog

Entertainment Law Reporter Blog points to an interesting post from Terry Hart's Copyhype Blog discussing the feds' seizure of domain names owned by folks alleged to be engaged in counterfeiting and copyright infringement

Ron Paul Wants His Domain Name!

Media Law Prof Blog

President, has filed a complaint with ICANN over ownership of the domain names ronpaul.com and ronpaul.org, currently owned by Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul, former Representative and candidate for U.S. Dr. Paul says the current owners should give up the

Pope says “God hates new domain names!”

The Legal Satyricon

But the fact remains that the Vatican issued a statement denouncing ICANN’s new top level domain name scheme, which allows the highest bidder to purchase whatever extension they want (source). Under the new naming system, anyone could purchase the right to use [.]. Tags: domain names by Jason Fischer (follow me on ) Okay; so maybe I’m misquoting.

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

Current Trends

Taco Bell acquired www.drive thru diet.com prior to the campaign launch in 2010, but did not secure www.drive through diet.com , a domain owned by a Georgia weight loss center. Brands, the parent company of Taco Bell, filed a UDRP Bad Faith action to acquire the Georgia weight loss center’s domain name. 4) There was no evidence the Georgia weight loss center had registered and used their domain in bad faith. Domain name has been registered and used in bad faith.

Homeland Security now seizing domain names

The Legal Satyricon

The sites are replaced with a note from the government: “This domain named has been seized by ICE, Homeland Security Investigations.&# (source.) DeVoy ICE appears to be targeting sites that help Internet users download copyrighted music, as well as sites that sell bootleg goods, such as fake designer handbags. Upon trying to access [.].

Civil Forfeiture of Domain Names and Online Piracy

Media Law Prof Blog

Freddi Mack, University of Miami, is publishing Has the Quest to Quelch Piracy Gone Too Far?: How the Government is Misstating the Law to Take Down Linking Websites in the University of Miami Law Review (forthcoming). Here is the abstract

Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham

The Legal Satyricon

Apparently though, she registered those names before Audrey Murdick became Audrey Dunham. Audrey Dunham is comedian Jeff Dunham’s new (vintage 2012) wife. Before she married him, she was Audrey Murdick. Jeff’s ex-wife is Paige Dunham. Paige is accused of registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us and AudreyDunham.biz. But, according to the complaint filed by Audrey’s lawyers, she […].

Mass. Supreme Court Website Down After Failing to Renew Domain Name

Media Law

The website that posts opinions of Massachusetts appellate courts was shut down this morning because no one renewed the site’s domain name. The domain name for the site, massreports.com , expired Nov. 8, reports The Boston Globe. The site is jointly operated by the state and West legal publishing. It provides access to opinions of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. SJC Reporter of Decisions C.

Rachael Ray Wins Trademark Battle Over Her Name

JetLawBlog

TV personality and chef, Rachael Ray, recently snagged a victory in an ICANN domain name dispute before a three-person panel administered by the National Arbitration Forum. Accordingly, the panel ordered that Rachel Ray Techniques transfer the www.rachelray.com domain name.

'Glenn Beck Raped and Murdered' website fights back in domain name flap

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner An individual named Isaac Eiland-Hall is sticking up for his right to run a website called glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com. Fox News host and recent Time Magazine cover boy Glenn Beck is the target of the satirical site whose domain.

Appellate Watch: Are Domain Names "Property" That Can Be Seized Under State Forfeiture Laws?

New Media and Technology Law

141 Internet Domain Names , Case No. 16, 2008), a Kentucky trial court ruled that Kentucky courts of general jurisdiction have subject matter and in rem jurisdiction over civil forfeiture proceedings seeking seizure of domain names through which illegal gambling was conducted in Kentucky. The ex parte order also directed the service of a seizure order on the registrars of the respective domain names.

20 Questions for New Artists: Social Networking and Domain Names/Trademark the Band Name

Music Technology Policy

Social Networking and Domain Names Many bands think that if you have a Myspace and Facebook page you don’t need to get a domain name, too. It is better to secure rights in the band’s domain name for at least one top-level domain such as.com, even if you just have the band’s domain point to a Myspace page for the moment. There may be other bands using the exact same name or a different name but the same logo.

Hollywood Docket: Ken Starr vs. Martin Scorsese; Rachael Ray wins domain name; Food Channel vs. Food Network

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Martin Scorsese is being sued for $600,000 by the same money manager who is currently facing a criminal trial for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme on his celebrity clients. Kenneth Starr (no, the other Ken Starr) says Scorcese didn't pay.

Podcast: Entertainment Law Update Episode 13

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Lucky Episode 13 of the Entertainment Law Update Podcast with hosts Los Angeles based film lawyer Gordon P. Firemark and Texas based music lawyer Tamera H. Bennett is available here.

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Files Suit Over Domain Name

Media Law Prof Blog

The Blog of Legal Times notes that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has decided to sue 007 Productions, based in Goa, India, and holder of the domain name www.Oscars100.com, which it had offered to the Academy

Glenn Beck’s Attempt to Rape and Murder Free Speech in 2009 — Thwarted

The Legal Satyricon

Supplemental Filing Surreply Posted in domain names, First Amendment, trademark. Tags: First Amendment domain names trademark Free Speech Wins Again. The Decision is available here: Glenn Beck v. Isaac Eiland Hall, WIPO Case No. D2009-1182 Other case documents available here: Complaint Request for Stipulation Response and annexes.

The domain business is full of sleazes? O RLY?

The Legal Satyricon

I am shocked… SHOCKED to hear that in domain name auctions, “SnapNames admitted that one of its executives was shill bidding…&#. The article accurately states: Anyone who doesn’t know how dirty the domain name business is just doesn’t know the domain name business.(source) source) Posted in domain names. Tags: domain names

First Amendment vs. Disabilities Act

The Legal Satyricon

Filed under: copyright, culture, discrimination, domain names, misc. copyright culture discrimination domain names misc (From Charles Platt) Is this a real threat, or just posturing? The ADA has already been extended far beyond the areas in which is was first designed to apply. I can certainly imagine regulations compelling web sites to be “equally accessible” to the disabled. Discussion here.

Protect Your Call Signs and Other Marks in the.xxx Domain

Broadcast Law Blog

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has approved the use of.xxx as a domain (like.com) for the adult entertainment industry. In September, broadcasters and others with registered marks will have an opportunity to reserve their marks defensively in the.xxx domain. The ICM Registry, which will operate the.xxx domain, will allow those who own registered trademarks to reserve.xxx domain names to prevent others from using their marks in that domain.

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

The Legal Satyricon

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 [.]. cybersquatting domain names trademarkDeVoy Vegas Inc.,

With.xxx imminent, people finally notice it

The Legal Satyricon

For those unfamiliar with the domain name, there are two types of initial availability: Sunrise A, where existing adult companies can get.xxx domains to correspond with their.com [.]. Adult Entertainment Law adult entertainment trademarks domain names trademarkDeVoy At Likelihood of Confusion, guest blogger Michael David Brozik provides an overview of the.xxx roll-out, which is happening in phases beginning now.

Success is like a Girlfriend…

The Legal Satyricon

“Success is like a beautiful girlfriend: if you share her, she becomes a slut.&# (source) An interesting quote from an interesting guy… Posted in domain names. Tags: domain names

Glenn Beck’s WIPO Complaint

The Legal Satyricon

Tags: First Amendment cybersquatting domain names trademark udrp

New.co Top Level Domain to be Made Available

Broadcast Law Blog

top level domain (TLD) is being opened to the general public, and one can envision a run on registrations similar to that experienced for.com. TLD in April, and those that do not should register their call signs, company names or nicknames as soon as possible in July. If someone else registers your call sign or company name in the.co It is difficult to believe that the first.com domain name was registered just 25 years ago this week. The.co

XXX becomes a reality

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy After six years of teasing, ICANN finally delivers on a.xxx top-level domain for sites displaying adult content. The domains, which will be available by 2011, already have 110,000 pre-registrations through ICM Registry. Filed under: adult entertainment trademarks, domain names, internet law. Tags: adult entertainment trademarks domain names internet law

Oregon: No Country for Old SLAPPers

The Legal Satyricon

defamation domain names First Amendment SLAPP anti-SLAPP bloggers gripe sites lawsuit oregonHello, world! As the latest victim to roam the halls of The Legal Satyrcon headquarters, it’s my pleasure to kick things off with a little story of SLAPP suits gone wrong in the Pacific Northwest. Crystal Cox is a woman on a mission. She obviously does not like Oregon attorney Kevin Padrick or his company [.].

Are all.com and.net domains under U.S. jurisdiction?

The Legal Satyricon

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) takes the position that if a website is located at a.com or a.net domain, then they have sufficient ties to the USA to make them fair game for U.S. source) To understand this position, you need to understand that every domain name has a [.]. domain names internet lawThe U.S.

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

The Legal Satyricon

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 [.]. cybersquatting domain names trademarkDeVoy Vegas Inc.,

Texassports.org: University of Texas Lost Bad Faith UDRP Action

Current Trends

The University of Texas was unsuccessful in a bad faith domain name action to acquire www.texassports.org. In particular, TEXAS is registered for “Entertainment services, namely, providing college athletic and sporting events.&#. The domain www.texassports.org was used as “parking&# website for information related to University of Texas sports and sporting events. the domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.

Trademark Basics, Part Five: Trademarks on the Internet

Broadcast Law Blog

Then, you learn that someone else has registered and is using a domain name that is confusingly similar to your domain name or one of your trademarks to attract traffic to their site. As a practical matter, however, you cannot pursue every one of these domain name registrations – you would need an unlimited budget. For example, does the domain name re-direct people who are looking for your website to a competitor’s site?

In a UDRP Case, you have to do *some* work!

The Legal Satyricon

But, this Complainant takes an honorable mention in the hall of fame of stupid domain name arbitration maneuvers. D2009-0087, the Complainant had legitimate Chilean trademark registrations for MATHIESEN, and the domain name in [.]. Tags: domain names udrp In my experience, the doozie arguments in UDRP cases usually come from Respondents. In Mathiesen S.A.C. Allan Mathiesen, WIPO Case No.

Amex’s Branding Blunder

The Legal Satyricon

The Domains gives us an insightful post about how Amex screwed up one of its greatest brands — and one of the greatest branding coups of all time. Posted in domain names, trademark. Tags: trademark domain names

David Sorkin Rules Against Ari Goldberger!

The Legal Satyricon

If you practice domain law, you know why this is big news. Posted in domain names. Tags: domain names I guess Diane Cabell will be getting the nod next time.

Lamebook, We Support You!

The Legal Satyricon

Tags: First Amendment awesomeness domain names fair use trademark

Rapidshare Cries about Intellectual Property Rights

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Tags: domain names trademark

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

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

Tags: Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Trademark Dilution Trademark Infringement Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

ICANN rules to allow non-Latin letters as top-level domain names. In the news. Tracking devices on new cars continuing to raise privacy concerns. Study: Those who download the most music illegally also buy the most.

Is Speculative Registration Prohibited by the UDRP?

The Legal Satyricon

Forum, July 25, 2009), dissenting panelist Houston Putnam Lowry wrote: Respondent’s business model is to take generic words and/or letter combinations and to register them as domain names. Tags: domain names At least one panelist thinks so. In The American Automobile Association, Inc. QTK Internet c/o James M. van Johns FA1261364 (Nat.

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.