Franchise Times magazine interviewed attorney Doug Isenberg of The GigaLaw Firm about cybersquatting in an article published in the November/December 2012 issue, under the headline, “‘Serial offender’ keeps going, at expense of 90 major brands.”
The article focused on a cybesquatter, Jason Rager a/k/a Paydues, who has registered numerous domain names containing trademarks owned by well-known franchisors. In May 2012, Isenberg won a case for Holiday Inn against Paydues under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
In the article, Isenberg advises trademark owners that face cybersquatting problems: “Do something. It may be impossible to pursue every cybersquatter, but the right thing to do is at least pursue those that are causing the most problems, and to make yourself known as a trademark owner who enforces the brand online.”
To read the article in Franchise Times, click here.