engine - 5:52 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: engine at 11:32 am (utc) on Sep 8, 2012]
Pinterest Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Domain Squatter [news.cnet.com]
The social network filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco last week against Qian Jin, who is from Nanjing, China. Pinterest claimed that Jin partook in cyberpiracy, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and more. According to the complaint, Jin has snatched dozens of domain names that are strikingly similar to pinterest.com, including pintesrest.com and pinterest.es.
"This action arises from Defendant's bad-faith registration and use of numerous domain names containing, or confusingly similar to, Pinterest's famous and federally registered PINTEREST trademark," the court filing states. "Defendant has no affiliation with Pinterest but has nevertheless branded his websites, and has filed baseless trademark applications, to take unlawful advantage of Pinterest's extraordinary popularity."
[edited by: engine at 11:32 am (utc) on Sep 8, 2012]