The cost of a lawsuit is more expensive than the domain itself

An unusual domain dispute recently occurred at WIPO. Wolfspeed Inc. filed a lawsuit against the administrator of the domain accusing him of infringing the exclusive rights to his trademark of the same name. The unusual situation is that the domain was put up for sale for $1,450, while the filing fee for filing a claim with WIPO is $1,500.

Thus, the cybersquatter directly hinted that buying a domain would be cheaper and faster than starting litigation. And if we take into account the fact that the defeat in WIPO does not bring the defendant, except for the loss of the domain, no losses, then filing a lawsuit at all looked pointless.

But the copyright holder turned out to be principled, and decided to spend money and time on litigation. Most likely, the plaintiff also incurred the costs of a lawyer.

Thus, the cybersquatter's calculation that the trademark owner would act on the basis of personal gain turned out to be erroneous. Perhaps, in this way the company decided to anticipate the registration of similar domains in other domain zones. And as we remember, today there are more than one and a half thousand of them in the world.

Yes, along with domainers who in good faith register promising domain names that have investment attractiveness, there are also cybersquatters who initially aimed at attacking trademark owners.

The domain, by the way, is still located on the old NS and redirects to the page with the announcement of its sale.