Man in the home of the Alamo sues after losing UDRP for Alamo domain name.
A San Antonio man has sued Vanguard Trademark Holdings USA LLC, which manages the Alamo car rental trademarks, after losing a UDRP for the domain name AlamoClub.com.
John K. Rivenburgh found himself on the losing end of a decision handed down by National Arbitration Forum panelist Maninder Singh. If you read the complaint, you’ll find Rivenburgh’s claimed use of the domain rather plausible. After all, he lives in the home of the Alamo. He even created a site on the domain name that had absolutely nothing to do with the car rental company.
Nevertheless, Singh found against Rivenburgh. Vanguard said the site was showing ads related to car rentals, but that’s a stretch (more on that in a post later tonight).
Rivenburgh says the site receives little traffic.
The suit (pdf) asks for the judge to declare that Rivenburgh is the rightful owner of the domain name.
The suit should halt the transfer of the domain name.