Companies continue to file trademark applications, including on domain names they don’t own.
Companies that list Michael Gleisnner as their officer continue to file trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
The latest batch includes three .com domain names. One has whois privacy, but the other two are definitely not owned by Gleisnner:
Fashion.com – whois privacy
Splash.com – Reflex Publishing
Yeah.com – Digimedia
In addition to these domain-names-as-TMs, companies also applied for these terms on a 44D basis:
Chumhum (this is the name of the fictional search engine in The Good Wife)
It’s still not clear what Gleissner’s end game is. His companies continue to file objections or extensions-to-object to other companies’ trademark applications. For example, the company has filed objections to the mark ASHLEY LEE on the basis of its Ashley mark and SARAH-VALIN BLOOM on the basis of its Sarah mark.
I’m guessing the objective is to watch for these domains to change hands, and if they do, file UDRPs on them claiming trademarks that predate the new ownership.
So when I look up “parasite” in the dictionary I guess I know what I will find..
What a disgrace for an entire industry. Worst of its kind. I hope every UDRP panelist knows about this criminal and his gang of lawyers by now.