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Owner of valuable domain sues PocketBook International SA for alleged reverse domain name hijacking.

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The maker of PocketBook e-readers wants The owner of the domain has countersued, claiming reverse domain name hijacking. Image from one of Pocketbook’s regional websites.

The owner of the valuable domain name has countersued PocketBook International SA, a company that sells ebook readers.

PocketBook International SA filed a UDRP against the domain name in 2019, and a three-person panel denied the complaint. The ebook company then filed a cybersquatting lawsuit in California.

Now the domain name owner, SiteTools, Inc., is countersuing (pdf) the ebook company. It claims that PocketBook International SA is attempting reverse domain name hijacking. SiteTools is asking the court to cancel PocketBook’s U.S. trademarks and to award up to $100,000 for reverse domain name hijacking, plus pay attorneys fees.

Pocketbook is, of course,  a great domain name for a financial website. And that’s how SiteTools is currently using the domain name. It also has a U.S. trademark.

Michael Rodenbaugh is representing SiteTools.

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