Microsoft has filed 3 cybersquatting cases at the beginning of September 2007, as reported in an Inside Indiana Business article.
I took the liberty of accessing the cases via the PACER system, and posted the major documents.
The 3 cases are:
#1: Microsoft Corporation v. Peppler et al
#2: Microsoft Corporation v. Kovyrin et al
#3: Microsoft Corporation v. Cody
They should prove very interesting. Microsoft has had multi-million dollar settlements in the past.
It looks like they're stepping up efforts to defend their trademarks, and seeking big damages in court, rather than go the way of the UDRP. These cases demonstrate that new TLDs should not be a priority with ICANN until the problems in existing TLDs are addressed.
As always, these claims are not proven in court yet.
By George Kirikos, President, Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.
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