Asks court for declaratory relief, will halt domain transfer.
Domain name investor Mike Mann, through his company Domain Asset Holdings, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to halt an adverse UDRP decision.
Blue Ridge Fiberboard, Inc, maker of soundproofing fiberboard, filed a UDRP against Mann’s SoundStop.com domain name in February. A three-member panel sided with the Blue Ridge and ordered the domain name transferred.
Mann filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle. This is where eNom, where Mann registered the domain, is located.
The suit seeks declaratory relief under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. The immediate effect of the lawsuit is that it will suspend the UDRP panel’s decision to transfer the domain.
Mann is represented by Perkins Coie LLP.