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Hospitality Company Claims Leisure.com Infringes Its Trademarks

May 31, 2011Cybersquatting, Domaining, Domainnamewire, lawsuits, leisure.com, Policy & LawComments Off on Hospitality Company Claims Leisure.com Infringes Its Trademarks

Company wants to trade up to better domain name through lawsuit.

Leisure Hotel Corporation has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Leisure.com claiming trademark infringement, counterfeiting, false designations of origin, and cybersquatting (pdf).

Let me ask you a simple question: If you were the person who plunked down $150,000 to buy Leisure.com a couple years ago, what would you plan to do with it? The most obvious thing would be a site about travel. It’s a great use of a good generic domain name.

Generic.

But not according to Leisure Hotel Corporation, which bills itself as providing “a wide array of services in the hospitality, restaurant, and resort businesses”.

The company claims that Leisure.com’s use as a travel booking comparison engine infringes its marks:

The Website prominently uses LEISURE nominative phrases, including without limitation, LEISURE, LEISURE.COM, LEISURE SEARCH, and LEISURE TRAVEL (collectively the “Infringing Marks”), in its domain name and throughout the content of the webpages accessible at the Website.

Well, duh. It’s a web site about leisure.

Among Leisure Hotel Corporation’s demands is a lot of money and to get its hands on the domain name.


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In Play: Live Current May Have Sold Leisure.com

December 31, 2009Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, leisure.com, live current mediaComments Off on In Play: Live Current May Have Sold Leisure.com

Live Current Media sale of Leisure.com may be in the works.

The whois information for Leisure.com has changed, signaling a possible sale by Live Current Media (livc.ob). The whois record for the domain name on December 22 showed Live Current Media; on December 30 the record changed to GoDaddy’s Domains by Proxy. The nameservers also changed from SedoParking.com to GoDaddy nameservers and the web site has a placeholder now.

This follows the pattern of previous sales by the company, where buyers wished to remain anonymous.

Live Current had a busy year selling domain names to raise capital. It sold Call.com for $1.1 million, Cricket.com, Brazil.com for $500,000, and Mouse.com and Keyboard.com, to name a few.

After exiting the cricket web site business, the company’s premier property right now is Perfume.com.


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