With help of well-known law firm, furniture company tries to take Normann.com away from guy whose last name is Normann.
Normann Copenhagen ApS, a seller of Scandinavian furniture, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Normann.com.
This is a really, really bad case of reverse domain name hijacking. It’s particularly surprising that the international law firm DLA Piper was behind it.
The guy who owns the domain name has the surname Normann, so the case was bound to fail on the rights or legitimate interests prong.
Even worse, the guy registered the domain name before the furniture company existed, so there was no chance on bad faith.
Normann Copenhagen knew that the domain had been put to use, too. It argued: Click here to continue reading…