Company sued over trademark domain names; served during DOMAINfest.
Verizon has filed a federal lawsuit against Above.com, parent company Trellian, and some of the company’s key employees (pdf).
Trellian offers a number of keyword and SEO tools. Above.com is best known to the domain name industry for split testing parked domain traffic. It also has an ICANN-accredited domain registrar.
The suit alleges that the defendants use a number of false identities to traffic in trademark-infringing domain names. It alleges the company has registered, used and/or provided Above.com privacy service to at least 183 domains including Verizon’s trademarks, including VerizWireless.com, ActivateVerizon.net, and loginvzw.com.
Court documents show that the company was served at the Santa Monica Fairmont hotel during this year’s DOMAINfest conference.