09 Apr '12, 2pm

Bain & Company takes fight with owner to court

Consulting firm sues man for copyright and trademark infringement of Bain name. Bain & Company, one of the world’s most prestigious management consulting firms and a former employer of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is taking a Colorado man to court over his use of the “Bain Consulting” name and the domain name BainConsultingGroup.com. According to Bain (pdf ), it became aware of Jim Woods’ registration of BainConsultingGroup.com in February. The domain was registered on January 2, 2012 according to whois records. Bain says that Woods set up the site to trade on Bain & Company’s goodwill. It also alleges that he essentially copied and paraphrased content from Bain’s official web site. Bain also says that Woods lifted text off of other global consulting company web sites. The consulting company sent Woods a cease & desist letter on March 1. On March 5, he allegedly res...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/04/09/bain-and-company-law...

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