Domain name owner loses UDRP, sues, gets $7,500
MyArt.com owner can keep domain name and some cash.
In April I wrote about how the owner of My-Art.com filed its second UDRP against the domain name MyArt.com and won.
It was a bad decision based, in part, on an incorrect claim that the domain name was transferred to a new owner after the first decision.
The owner of MyArt.com didn’t respond to the UDRP filing, but sued after the decision was handed down.
The lawsuit, filed by law firm Lewis & Lin LLC, claimed reverse domain name hijacking under the Lanham Act, as well as related state unfair competition claims.
My Art SAS, the French company that filed the UDRP, settled after the lawsuit was filed. It won’t get the MyArt.com domain name and also agreed to pay statutory damages, attorney’s fees and litigation costs.
Court records show the payment was just $7,500. Not much, but a nice turnaround from having to give your domain name away to getting paid for your inconvenience and legal fees.