Sunday , June 26 2022

Lego scoops up cybersquatted web3 domains

Man registered 14 domains including the famous Lego brand.

Picture of two kids playing with Legos
Image courtesy Lego.

Lego, the maker of the iconic connectable toy pieces, has won a case (pdf) against a cybersquatter who registered a bunch of web3-related domains with the famous brand in them.

Most of the 14 names a connection to cryptocurrency:

legobtc .com
legocoinbank .com
legocoinexchange .com
legocoinmining .com
legocrypt .com
legocryptocoins .com
legocryptocurrency .com
legocryptopro .com
legocryptos .com
legocurrency .com
legoticket .com
legotokens .com
mylegocoin .com
twittlego .com

The company filed the case against John Corona of Texas. Whois records show many of the domains are registered to Patriots Act, LLC, although I can’t find a registered entity in Texas by that name.

According to the World Intellectual Property Case decision, Lego sent a cease & desist to Corona, asking him to transfer the domains for his out-of-pocket expenses. Lego filed the case when it didn’t hear back.

Corona didn’t file a formal response but emailed WIPO and the Complainant offering to sell the domains.

The case notes that the Respondent registered other domains containing web3 terms and famous brands.

This was an easy case for panelist Alistair Payne, who ordered the domains transferred.

CSC Digital Brand Services Group AB represented Lego in the dispute.

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