It was only a matter of time before suits like this one would appear, given the rising popularity of internet marketing. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Cristine Lefkowitz a Las Vegas real estate agent with Prudential Americana Group, Realtors has been sued by RE/MAX International Inc. The company is accusing Lefkowitz of trademark infringement and “cybersquatting” for registering several Internet domain names using the RE/MAX name.
The suit details that Lefkowitz and her company, C. Rosa Inc., registered 50 domain names containing the Remax name like “remaxsouthkorea.com” and “remaxbrazil.com.”
While still rare, lawsuit over domain names have been going on for quite some time. Last year Sarasota real estate agent Marc Rasmussen was sued by his own local real estate board
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