trademarks

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Earlier this year, the WordPress Foundation sued Jeff Yablon for trademark infringement. The Foundation wanted Yablon to stop using its trademarks, dismiss the opposition proceeding, pay the foundation for any profits related to use of the WordPress trademarks, pay up to $100,000 per infringing domain name, transfer the domains and (more…)

Chris Pearson Loses Cybersquatting Case Against Automattic

First reported by Domain Name Wire, Automattic has won their Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) case against Chris Pearson. UDRP requests are a process established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the resolution of disputes regarding the registration of internet domain names. Automattic Wins Thesis.com (more…)

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Chris Lema published an interview with Carl Hancock of RocketGenius, where he shares his thoughts on why trademarks are important and how they help protect a brand’s identity. While you can register trademarks yourself, Hancock suggests working with a lawyer who knows intellectual property law and does it for a (more…)

While reading press releases about new WordPress services or plugins, I’ll occasionally discover that their website uses the full term of WordPress in their domain name. According to the domain policy, this is a violation of the WordPress trademark unless they have explicit permission. A couple days ago, I came (more…)