Facebook Files Lawsuit Against 25 Typosquatters

By July 29, 2011 ENUM No Comments

Facebook has filed a suit against 25 typosquatter who have registered domain names similar to facebook.com reports VentureBeat.

According to the report, the domain names in question are either typos or closely related to facebook.com and are what Facebook calls example of trademark infringement.

“(The) defendants’ schemes also diminish the goodwill associated with Facebook and its marks, injure Facebook’s reputation, breach enforceable agreements between Defendants and Facebook, interfere with Facebook’s business, and unjustly enrich Defendants,” Facebook states in the court document. “Facebook therefore seeks an order cancelling Defendants’ rights in their typosquatter domain names or transferring those typosquatter domain names to Facebook, awarding Facebook damages and providing other relief.”

Of those accused of typosquatting most are companies, a few individuals, and some of the domain names in question are facebobk.com, facemook.com, wwwfacefook.com, ffacebook.com and faecbook.com.