May 17, 2006; 05:52 AM
Los Angeles, CA - Clothes Off Our Back
Foundation, a charitable organization that donates funds to various
charities by auctioning clothing worn by celebrities, successfully
convinced Juco Holdings, LLC to cancel its unauthorized registration of
the confusingly similar Internet domain name which added an “s” to
Clothes Off Our Back’s official domain name.
Clothes Off Our Back Foundation is the owner of two federally
registered trademarks for Clothes Off Our Back® and is the owner of
numerous domain names that incorporate its trademark. Clothes Off Our
Back® conducts auctions that include celebrity clothing through its
official Websites, www.clothesoffourback.org and www.clothesoffourback.com, and was enraged to discover an unauthorized use of its trademark in a confusingly similar domain name registration.
Commenting on the decision to cancel the unauthorized registration,
Michel Schneider of Clothes Off Our Back Foundation said, “We are
concerned about the misuse of our trademark and the erosion of the
goodwill and reputation that we have worked so hard to establish. We do
not want our donors and potential donors to be diverted to unauthorized
Websites, whereby our worthy charities would be victimized from the
loss of essential donations.”
“The ‘typo-squatter’ tactics threatened to cause confusion in the minds
of consumers by providing a parked domain that advertised links to
non-charitable celebrity and clothing sites,” said Milord A.
Keshishian, the attorney for the Foundation. “We are pleased by the
registrant’s wise decision to observe the trademark and the
anti-cybersquatting laws and to voluntarily cancel its unauthorized
domain name registration without the need for the court’s intervention.”
“We will protect the goodwill and reputation of our foundation to
ensure the confidence of our donors. We are happy to have this dispute
behind us, allowing us to concentrate on collecting proceeds for our
worthy charities,” Schneider added.
About Clothes Off Our Back, Inc.
The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that
hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire.
Through its website, items are put up for bid to the public with
proceeds going to benefit children's charities. Clothes Off Our Back®
was founded by actors and philanthropists Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm In
The Middle") and Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") whose efforts,
along with their celebrity and designer friends have helped improve the
lives of children across the globe. Additional information can be found
About Milord & Associates, PC
Milord & Associates is a law firm that protects its clients’
businesses, ideas and investments. Focusing exclusively on intellectual
property law, the firm is well versed in all aspects of trademarks,
copyrights, patents, trade secret, unfair competition and domain names.
Additional information can be found at http://www.milordlaw.com [Milord & Associates].
Clothes Off Our Back
Milord A. Keshishian, Esq.
Milord & Associates, PC