Bill Hartzer

3M Files Trademark and Anti-Cybersquatting Lawsuit Over Domain Names

3M Corporation has filed a trademark infringement and anti-cybersquatting lawsuit over domain names that appear to be similar or confusingly similar to their own trademark.

Case Number: 1:2011cv00627
Filed: June 10, 2011

Court: Virginia Eastern District Court
Office: Alexandria Office
Presiding Judge: District Judge T. S. Ellis III
Referring Judge: Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson

Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trademark
Cause: 15:1051 Trademark Infringement
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

I am all for protecting your brand, and protecting your trademark. That is something that you must do nowadays. However, it just seems to me that this might be a little bit much, and “over the top” in this case. I mean, really–take a look at all of the domain names and companies that 3M is suing. It seems as though they’re suing “everyone”, the privacy service, Godaddy, the web hosts, and even the DNS providers, as well.

Directi Internet Solutions PVT. LTD.,
Doe Number 1
Doe Number 10
Doe Number 11
Doe Number 2
Doe Number 3
Doe Number 4
Doe Number 5
Doe Number 6
Doe Number 7
Doe Number 8
Doe Number 9
Domains By Proxy, Inc.
Godaddy.com, Inc.
Name.com
Pang International Limited
Prolexic Technologies, Inc.
Softlayer Technologies, Inc.
Tiggee LLC
Web Commerce Communications Limited
3mbet-th.com
3mbet-th.net
3mbet-thai.com
3mbet-thai.net
3mbet.net
3mbetth.com
3mbetth.net
3mbetthai.net
3mbetthal.com
3mbkk.com
3minter.com
3minter.net
3msoccer.com
3msoccer.net
3mthai.com
3mthai888.com
3mthailand-official.com
Asia Netcom Asia Pacific Ltd.
Bluehost Inc.
CAT Telecom Public Company Ltd.
168mmm.net
3M Company
3m-asia.com
3m-casino.com
3m-th.com
3m-thai.com
3m-thai.net
3m-thailand.com
3mbet-online.com
mmm998.net
mmmbet.net
mmmth.com
mmmth.net
mmmthai.net
mmmwin.net
thai3m.com
thai3m.net
thailand3m.net
thaimmm.net
mmm-th.com
mmm-th.net
mmm-thai.com
mmm-thai.net
mmm123.net
mmm2u.net
mmm333.net
mmm456.net
mmm789.net
mmm888.net

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