Company settles trademark dispute. Frank Schilling’s company Name Administration has reached a settlement with the holder of a trademark for Cheat Code , according to documents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Late last year CheatCodes.com LLC started going after people who had “cheat code” in their domain names, thanks to somehow slipping the generic term “Cheat Code” past a USPTO examiner. It went after small webmasters, but also sent a demand to Name Administration for its CheatCode.com domain name
.Eco trademark fight heats up, but pot is calling the kettle black. In June I wrote about how companies wanting to apply for new top level domain names were attempting to file trademarks on non-existent top level domain names.
Frank Schilling’s company files petition for cancellation after trademark owner threatens it. If you’ve ever filed for a trademark, you know that it can be a challenging process to get approval.