Hi Please watch this video and make sure to navigate the site to learn more information.
It took exactly 1 year to resolve this matter. This domain changed hands on Sunday, May 9th, 2010. It was May 10th 2009 when I noticed this domain in the search engines and asked for it. It did not go well at first and I had to get a lawyer involved.
I just want to update a few things. In the video I stated $250,000. In the letter we sent to the previous owner, that amount was not disclosed. However that was the amount we would pursue had he not complied.
Also, I want to state. The previous owner always responded with class. He felt very strong about his position but decided to cooperate in the end.
Here was his response when my attorney sent him the letter.
“I’ve had conversations with both my local attorney, his associate in Brooklyn, as well as the E.F.F., and although they are confident we will prevail, I will attempt to resolve this amicably before litigation is necessary.”
Once he agreed to give me the domain, I must say he was a gentleman and made the transfer easy and with out any issue at all.
I even paid him for the domain and we had a few civil emails with some humor injected.
The sole purpose of this domain is to educate people to protect their brand and the importance of getting a trademark on your name. It is in not a way to show victory to the previous owner. As I said, he felt strongly about his position and was a gentleman to deal with after he decided to not fight the case. I wish him well.