29 Jul '13, 1pm

Law firm sues and its owner, claiming cybersquatting

Law firm with the generic name “Outside General Counsel” sues Dan Rubin over OutsideGeneralCounsel.com domain name. A law firm called Outside General Counsel Plc has sued JustDropped.com and its owner Dan Rubin, claiming he is cybersquatting on OutsideGeneralCounsel.com. At first I thought the attorneys for the case made a mistake, as it appeared someone acting as outside general counsel (a common name for an outside law firm working on behalf of a company) mistakenly put the plaintiffs name as “Outside General Counsel”. But then I realized that this is the actual name of the plaintiff. Here’s what allegedly happened (pdf ), and it’s a somewhat cautionary tale. Outside General Counsel Plc went into business in 2010. At the time, OutsideGeneralCounsel.com was registered by The General Counsel Group so the plaintiff in this case used two alternate domain names. OutsideGenera...

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