June 23, 2005
Cybersquatter's Press Release: "Please Sue Me"
If you're a cybersquatter, one of the dumbest things you can do is issue a press release describing how you plan to make a lot of money on 23,000 different domain names that are variations of famous trademarks. Apparently subscribing to the view that there's no such thing as bad press, BDC Capital thought that such a press release was a good idea. Unfortunately, in UDRP hearings and ACPA proceedings, what you say in the press can absolutely come back to bite you. Good luck to them winning any challenges--the lawyers should have a field day here.
The Chronicle of Higher Education story (subscription required).
Posted by Eric at June 23, 2005 10:51 AM | Trademark