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2001-02-09 15:45:48+00 by Larry Burton 1 comments

Hunh, it looks like heavy-handed legal tactics don't always work. From Politech comes this account: Egghead critic wins court fight to keep eggheadsucks.com

Additionally - they advise clients to buy their negative domains, but failed to follow their own advice. Consequently, I now own FenwickSucks and also FenwickAndWestSucks which are up and running.

This fellow may be setting himself up for a big fall from these lawyers but he is laughing pretty hard now.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:05+00 by: Dan Lyke

Giggle. One of the things that completely amazes me is just how incompetent lawyers, especially some of the big bay area ones, are. Got a friend who used to moonlight as an expert computer witness in intellectual property law cases in Michigan, and so got pretty familiar with case law in that district. He got talking to a big name bay area IP lawyer out here at a party who had never heard of many of the decisions that my friend had been told by the folks he'd been working with were seminal.

Now perhaps there are some district-by-district differences in rulings, but given that much of this was in the '80s when IP law in computing was being defined, I kinda find that hard to believe.

Many of the recent 'net trademark disputes and attempted intimidation show that there are a lot of incompetent bozos billing their clients a boatload for being blustery.