SHERMAN – A Denton County man is seeking permission to continue using a domain name after it was challenged by a New York corporation.
Stanley Pace filed a complaint on July 26, in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against Constellation Brands Inc. citing the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff acquires surname domain names for business purposes and acquired Rufino.com in 2012 for $843. The suit states the defendant has trademarks for Ruffino.
The suit states the defendant filed a complaint against the plaintiff on June 6 alleging that Rufino.com is a "typo" of their trademark for Ruffino Wines.
The plaintiff seeks an order declaring that plaintiff may continue using his domain name and prohibiting defendant from interfering with plaintiff's registration of said name, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and proper relief. He is represented by Howard Neu of Law Office of Howard Neu PA in Southwest Ranches, Florida.
Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-00518