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Cybersquatting Victory: Chris Bosh Wins Some 600 Cybersquatted Domain Names and Turns Them Over to the NBPA

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh hired an intellectual property attorney team to wrest control of domain names containing his name and other professional basketball players’ names away from a serial cybersquatter.

cybersquatting caseThen, in a decidedly unselfish move, Bosh donated the domains containing fellow professional basketball players’ names to the National Basketball Players Association for safekeeping and with instructions to give control of the domains to the rightful owners (those players whose names had been cybersquatted).

Bosh’s legal team was able to acquire approximately 600 domain names that had previously been unlawfully cybersquatted by a dishonest entrepreneur who was using the domains to generate revenue.

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Cybersquatting Over Trademark Rights in Domain Names: Adultcon Says Exxotica’s Trademark is Generic

Friday, August 20th, 2010

In an article posted on Thursday on Xbix, the dispute between two adult fan-show giants, Exxxotica and Adultcon was highlighted. The adult entertainment companies are gearing up to square off against each other in court in a dispute over ownership and use of 19 allegedly infringing domain names.

domain name dispute cybersquatting lawsuitThe cybersquatting lawsuit was filed this earlier this summer in June by Exxxotica. Exxxotica is seeking the maximum statutory damage award ($100,000 for each cybersquatted domain name) under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).

The dispute between the adult fan-show companies has at its epicenter the Los Angeles Convention Center, where Adultcon has been holding shows for years. However, this year Exxxotica decided to expand its fan base (which normally is covered by Exxxotica shows in Miami and New Jersey) into the L.A. market by scheduling a show at the same venue Adultcon has been regularly hosting adult show events.

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