Man sues domain recovery firm after receiving two cease & desist letters.
A San Diego man has sued typosquatting recovery firm CitizenHawk after receiving two cease & desist letters.
Michael Eddy says he received letters regarding USSearchReports.com and Naturalizes.com. The first letter said USSearchReports.com infringes the rights of Intelius’ mark for “US Search.com”. The second said that Naturalizes.com infringes the rights of Brown Shoe Company’s mark for “Naturalizer”.
The suit (pdf) says that the letters threatened a UDRP if the domains weren’t handed over.
Eddy is suing CitizenHawk, Intelius, and Brown Shoe for declaratory relief, unfair competition, and unfair competition.
It is not clear if Michael Eddy is related to Liz Eddy, who filed a similar lawsuit against CitizenHawk and Match.com after losing a UDRP for Macth.com. That suit is still ongoing in Florida.
At the time the Macth.com lawsuit was filed, CitizenHawk reiterated to Domain Name Wire that it does not provide legal advice to its clients and only files UDRPs with its clients’ approval.