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Coach Gets $257 Million, 573 Domain Names in Counterfeiting Lawsuit
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msg:4515258
 1:34 am on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

[foxbusiness.com...]

Handbag maker Coach Inc. has said it has been awarded $257 million and 573 internet domain names, all of which included the word "Coach" in the name.

 

piatkow




msg:4515349
 10:41 am on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

That post had me worried for a minute until I read the article and saw that all the domains were used for selling counterfits of Coach products.

Coach said it has obtained a default judgment in a lawsuit filed in Illinois Federal Court against individuals and businesses that operate websites selling counterfeit Coach merchandise.

573 variants of the company name to sell counterfit product, you could keep a daytime TV quiz going for several episodes getting contestants to come up with those!

TypicalSurfer




msg:4515366
 1:49 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

573 variants of the company name to sell counterfit product, you could keep a daytime TV quiz going for several episodes getting contestants to come up with those!


The keyword channel :)

Sounds tempting...

rocker




msg:4515375
 2:23 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

573 variants of the company name to sell counterfit product, you could keep a daytime TV quiz going for several episodes getting contestants to come up with those!


Great idea!

Contestants are given 20 minutes to write down as many keyword domain names they can come up with.

After the 20 minutes the keywords are matched against Google Adwords Keyword Tool.

Here is the scoring system;

3 pts for [exact match]
2 pts for "phrase"
1 pt for broad match

Today's keywords are
Coach
Microsoft
Ebay
Verizon

Contestants Begin...

buckworks




msg:4515412
 6:04 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

The word "gets" in the thread title might be a bit misleading.

There can be a world of difference between "being awarded" damages and actually "getting" them, if the people and businesses selling the counterfeit products are based outside the US.

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