Wednesday, September 08, 2010
In copyright or libel litigation, plaintiffs could seize a domain name or brand identity on a court order
In the past, this has happened with libel cases, where an organization has been put out of business in a libel case, and the plaintiff took ownership of the organization’s assets.
This does mean that, in a legal sense, a plaintiff is making a claim on the defendant’s “brand” in some cases, that is, the right to do any business under that or similar brand in the future. And that’s a scary thought.
The main story was posted on the “BillBoushka” blog today.