27 Feb '12, 1am

Domainer awarded $30k after being named in bogus counterfeiting lawsuit

Judge says sanctions warranted against plantiffs and lawyer. Remember domain investor VL Raymer, who found herself wrongly named in an alleged counterfeiting ring of Primp products last year? Well, justice has been served. Apparently the case didn’t just stink against Raymer, who owns Primp.com. The plaintiffs who own(ed) the Primp trademark also allegedly omitted some other important information against other defendants in its lawsuit and when it filed for a temporary restraining order. The judge ruled that the plaintiff must pay Raymer $25,000 and the plaintiff’s lawyer must pay her $5,000, for a total of $30,000. One the reasons for the award is that the plaintiffs alleged that Primp’s Primp trademark was distinctive at the time the “infringing” domain name primp.com was registered. But, as the court noted: However, a simple inquiry would have revealed that primp.com wa...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/02/26/domainer-awarded-30k...

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