For all the creative minds out there. Here's the senario
A Manufacturer makes the "Wigetron" a trademarked thingy.
Local dealers for wigetron buy their device and use it to provide "wigetron" service in their area.
There are often several of these dealers in each area. They register every imaginable variant of "wigetron" to get search traffic of customers searching for the service.
i.e. WigetronSeattle.com / WigetronService.com etc
A really nice guy owns several of the WigetronSeattle.com variety that he originally intended to develop as directories to list the local wigetron dealers in each area.
He developed a few with only a single wigetron dealer in each area and those are working really well for the dealers.
The others are just sitting.
Then one day he realizes that people are getting sued over this stuff.
Not "abstract, I heard anecdotal stories sued" more like "the mortar round hit my buddy, and I think that goo on my shirt is what's left of him" sued.
But the local wigetron dealers never get sued. Because the manufacturer would have to sue their own customers.
What should the guy do with all the domains? The other local wigetron dealers would love to have them. But selling them to these dealers would appear to solidify a case for cybersquatting against the really nice guy. Leasing them / marketing partnerships may be construed the same way.
Developing them as directories now also looks challenging.
The two directories that are running are in the names of the dealers, so that should be okay.
The really nice guy got a lawyer, so he's heard most of the law, and not seeking front porch amatuer law theory.
Looking more for out-of the box ideas and real world experiences.