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Microsoft Files Three More Cybersquatting Cases

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.

Related topics: Cybercrime, Cybersquatting, DNS, ICANN, Law, Top-Level Domains

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Re: Microsoft Files Three More Cybersquatting Cases George Kirikos  –  Sep 13, 2007 4:12 PM PDT

It looks like the above lawsuits are just the tip of the iceberg, the first 3 out of a much larger number. According to Network World and INTA

Also today, INTA members Dell Inc., Microsoft Corp., Time Warner Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. announced their stance against cybersquatters who target their respective brands. This week, each of these INTA members intends to pursue individual legal actions against a total of 22 cybersquatting operations to provide a more secure online experience and to prevent the violation of genuine trademark rights.

I'm not going to pay for all 22 PACER case dockets!

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