Bert Ogden files suit

Cyber Squatting is a growing problem that continues to cost businesses money

EDINBURG –Bert Ogden Motors Inc. wants complete ownership of its own brand name, and it filed a lawsuit against Ad Agency owner Marc Fantich to make that happen.
In legal terms, cyber squatting, also known as domain squatting, is registering, trafficking in, or using an internet domain name in bad faith with the intent to profit from it. In the U.S., it’s a violation of federal law. The way some squatters profit from it is by refusing to return the domain name over to its rightful owner unless money changes hands. Lawsuits don’t come cheap, so some companies pay the squatter to gain access to their rightful domain name (URL – Uniform Resource Locator).
According to the Ogden lawsuit originally filed in October 2017 and then amended earlier this month, Fantich registered multiple domain names in or about November 2015 incorporating the name Bert Ogden, referred to in the suit as the “Cyber Squatting Websites.” Fantich then linked the well-known Ogden name to various automotive brands in ways that mimic the use of the plaintiffs’ name.

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