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Hershey wins cybersquatting lawsuit against Ukrainian firm

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  1. Lox

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    A federal judge has granted The Hershey Company a victory by default against a Ukrainian chocolate maker Hershey accused of “cybersquatting” on its famed “KISSES” trademark.

    The target of the suit, AnyKiss, never replied to the trademark-infringement lawsuit Hershey filed in April 2018, so U.S. Middle District Senior Judge Yvette Kane gave the midstate-based firm the win in the dispute.

    KISSES has been Hershey's intellectual property since 1907, 13 years after Milton Hershey founded the firm. Hershey claimed AnyKiss began cybersquatting three years ago by using the domain name “kisschocalaterie.com.”

    Cybersquatting occurs when one business tries to capitalize on the good name of another by using a domain name is so close to that of the victim that customers are confused. That is prohibited under the federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

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  2. WhoaDomain.com

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    Yup kisschocalaterie.com the nail in the coffin.

    If only they stayed away from "chocolate".

    If only they had diabetes like me?lol
     
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  3. mitch007

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    and kisschocalaterie.com is available now for registration ??? wonder why?

    I was sure Hershey would have kept it since it was turned over to them.
     
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  4. Lox

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    1. Win TM /CSQ
    2. Take over domain
    3. Keep it for some years or Drop it asap
    4. Wait for the brand tm protection bot to bring yet another possible CSQ candidate
    5. Lawyer$
    6. Optional - free local or international (news) advertising

    imo
     
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  6. ecalc

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    Because the offending domain was kisschocolaterie.com not kisschocalaterie.com.
     
  7. Lox

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    Thanks (y)
     
  8. mitch007

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    I see that now. kisschocalaterie.com was the original domain name used in the story... I guess they were in error. Thanks for the correction
     
  9. mitch007

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    kisschocolaterie.com
    appears to be a nice functional website....all operational, except for the "cart" ( I guess ordering something is out of the question, lol)

    Hershey has not done much with it.... whois still showing original owners ,, interesting

    Those Ukranian candymakers were NOT too smart as you can see the blatant KISS TM violations on the site
     
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