Domain name owner alleges reverse domain name hijacking.
Original Web Ventures has responded to a lawsuit filed against its domain name MySchool.com, and has made claims of its own against plaintiff Joseph Carpenter.
Carpenter filed an in rem lawsuit against MySchool.com in February after losing two separate UDRP cases over the domain name. The lawsuit sought to get control of the domain name under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. Carpenter runs a site at MySchool411.com.
Original Web Ventures, which paid $42,000 for the domain name and has already defended one of the UDRPs, recently responded (pdf) to the in rem suit. In addition to denying the claims, it put forth its own demands for trademark cancellation, a declaration of the parties’ rights, reverse domain name hijacking, and for a finding of the MySchool.com domain registrant’s lack of bad faith under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
Carpenter is represented by Steven Rinehart and Original Web Ventures is represented by Wiley Rein.