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Facebook wins dispute

Company that used the domain tried to get through a cybersquatting dispute.

Screenshot of Facebook Gameroom

A company went after Facebook’s domain name, which it forwards to a page for Facebook Gameroom.

Facebook has successfully defended a cybersquatting dispute against its domain name

The social media company acquired the domain name in 2016 when it launched Facebook Gameroom.

My Gameroom LLC filed the dispute. It uses the domain name for its online games business. The company argued that Facebook was cybersquatting with its use of the superior domain name.

The Complainant relied on a registered trademark for My Gameroom that it filed for in 2018, and claimed common law rights dating to 2016. However, it provided scant evidence of its use in 2016.

Facebook’s lawyers said they did extensive research around the brand prior to adopting it to ensure it had no trademark issues. It also pointed out that the term “game room” is clearly descriptive.

National Arbitration Forum panelist Darryl Wilson agreed with Facebook and denied My Gameroom’s claim. He declined to find that the case was brought in abuse of the administrative proceeding, i.e. reverse domain name hijacking.

Tamara S. Pester, LLC represented My Gameroom LLC. David Taylor/Jane Seager of Hogan Lovells LLP represented Facebook.

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Author: Andrew Allemann

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