Owner of valuable Pocketbook.com domain sues PocketBook International SA for alleged reverse domain name hijacking.
The owner of the valuable domain name Pocketbook.com has countersued PocketBook International SA, a company that sells ebook readers.
Now the domain name owner, SiteTools, Inc., is countersuing (pdf) the ebook company. It claims that PocketBook International SA is attempting reverse domain name hijacking. SiteTools is asking the court to cancel PocketBook’s U.S. trademarks and to award up to $100,000 for reverse domain name hijacking, plus pay attorneys fees.
Pocketbook is, of course, a great domain name for a financial website. And that’s how SiteTools is currently using the domain name. It also has a U.S. trademark.
Michael Rodenbaugh is representing SiteTools.