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#8 in 2016: A New Trademark King?


Trying to trademark domain names you don’t even own? That’s enough to land on the top 10 stories for 2016. In 2014, I wrote about a hapless trademark applicant who spent about $50,000 in fees trying to trademark everything from to This year I uncovered similar antics undertaken by someone who is also a domain name investor. Michael Gleissner’s companies have filed a number of questionable trademarks and subsequently filed UDRPs to get corresponding domain names. His firms…

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