People occasionally email me to ask about the legitimacy of owning and using a domain name with an obvious trademark. I almost always tell these people “it depends” and refer them to a lawyer specializing in the field of intellectual property. Some cases are pretty cut and dry in favor of the trademark holder, and other cases may seem cut and dry but go in favor of the domain owner. ESPN filed a UDRP against the domain name at the National Arbitration Forum, and the sports media conglomerate lost. The decision was published on the NAF website today. According to → Read More

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