Guy files cybersquatting complaint against a page on Blogger
Friday, June 15th, 2012
Apparently blogger.com followed by a bunch of numbers infringes this guy’s trademarks.
From the WTF category…
Nevada resident Steven Barket has filed a federal lawsuit against Google and a John Doe, claiming violations of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and Lanham Act.
The offending domain name that violates Barket’s trademarks?
Yes, that’s a single page on the Blogger.com domain.
Barket demands a judgement ordering the transfer of the “domain”.
You’ll notice that the URL he’s claiming as cybersquatting doesn’t even include his name. I think what he’s really upset about is stevebarket.blogspot.com, which seems to be a blog saying bad things about Barket. It includes a few links to an inactive WordPress.com blog. But even that is a subdirectory of a domain, not a domain itself.
I can understand Barket wanting Google to remove the page, but I think his legal approach is misinformed.