Company sues other company over trademark…while it has Apple’s trademark in its domain name.
From The Las Vegas Sun comes news of a lawsuit filed by the owner of Macpokeronline.com against the owner of macpoker.com and macpoker.net.
Best Odds Corp., owner of the macpokeronline.com, filed the suit claiming MacPoker.com and MacPoker.net infringe on its trademark for Mac Poker.
A trademark for Mac Poker? Yep. Best Odds Corp has been working to get this approved for a while. In the most recent struggle, Best Odds didn’t want to have a disclaimer of the descriptive word “Poker” in its trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office disagreed.
But here’s the bigger issue. Best Odds Corp might be upset about a competitor using a better domain name than it owns. Yet it could be drawing some unwanted attention from Apple, which owns the mark for Mac. I think Apple might not be pleased to have its brand associated with gambling. So it’s somewhat ironic to sue someone over trademark infringement when you may be infringing yourself.