Fun Friday afternoon topic: domain name disputes

Elizabeth Mattijsen liz at
Fri Feb 5 15:19:35 GMT 2010

On Feb 5, 2010, at 4:05 PM, mirod wrote:
> Elizabeth Mattijsen wrote:
>> Considering the price of lawyers, the personal anguish, aggravation and
>> duration of having to go to court, I would go for purchasing the domain if
>> she really needs it that badly.  This goes against anybody's feeling of
>> justice, but you really have to ask yourself if it is worth the it.
> I'll probably tell her to offer 500 pounds for it, and if they don't sell at that price to just use a different domain.
> It's funny how people in different businesses react though, she designs jewelry, and she really, really, hates trademark infringements. Mostly because there is usually not much she can do, what with being small and all.

If it would be a domain, she could probably go to a UK court.  Since this is a .com domain, I think any UK judge will quickly dismiss on the grounds that it is an American domain, so that she should go to court in the U.S. of A.  And *that* will prove to become very costly very quickly indeed.


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