Trademarkia Gets Into Domain Names

Trademarkia adds domain name searching to its lineup. Trademark search engine and online service Trademarkia has entered the domain name business with a unique service

By |June 2nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Trademarkia Gets Into Domain Names

NameCheap Sued Over WhoisGuard

Company sues NameCheap after it doesn’t disclose identity behind protected whois. I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again — offering whois privacy and proxy services is not free for domain name registrars. Here’s another example. Emergency Essentials, Inc, which caters to end-of-the-worlders by selling emergency and food kits, has sued NameCheap over a domain name registered using its WhoisGuard service ( pdf ). It’s common for someone to name a domain name registrar or whois privacy service in a lawsuit as a way to get the actual registrant disclosed

By |May 9th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Here Come Subway’s Lawyers for “Footlong” Trademark

Dumb and Dumber. A representative for Doctors Associates Inc., known for its Subway sandwiches restaurants, has filed a trademark for the term “Footlong” for restaurant services. The company is claiming a first use in commerce date of 1967. The company then sent a cease & desist letter to Coney Island Drive In, which sells footlong hot dogs and uses the web site Apparently that letter was sent due to “clerical error”

By |May 14th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments