Sunglass brand fights counterfeiters with federal lawsuit.
Now it’s going for damages against alleged counterfeiters with a federal lawsuit (pdf) filed in Illinois on Friday.
The lawsuit alleges that the owners of an unspecified number of domain names are selling counterfeit goods using the domains. The actual domain names at issue were filed under seal.
Oakley is asking the court to issue and order that would require domain registries VeriSign, Neustar, Afilias Limited and the Public Interest Registry to “unlock and change the registrar of record for the Defendant Domain Names to a registrar of Oakley’s selection until further ordered by this Court, and that the domain name registrars take any steps necessary to transfer the Defendant Domain Names to a registrar of Oakley’s selection until further ordered by this Court.”
It also seeks an order that would allow it to ask online marketplaces, search engines, webhosts, social media websites, domain-name registrars and domain name registries to “cease facilitating access” to the sites selling the fake goods.