According to this thread on Namepros, Swapnames.com was hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit and will be changing their domain name to Zuho.com. A link to the filing can be found here.
Wow, this sounds like SnapNames is going gangster on its own brothers.
***UPDATED BY ELLIOT*** These two companies aren’t related.
October 3rd, 2007 at 7:12 pm
Yes, I know they are unrelated. My reference to “going gangster on its own brothers” means that it’s one (big) domainer going after another (small) domainer. It’s like infighting within the family and that’s not good for the industry.
October 3rd, 2007 at 7:21 pm
Also, I just saw this in the US Patent and Trademark office:
Word Mark SWAPNAMES.COM
Goods and Services IC 038. US 100 101 104. G & S: Telecommunications services, namely, electronic transmission of data, images and documents via computer terminals; electronic store-and-forward messaging; electronic mail services, and facsimile transmission. FIRST USE: 20061101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20061101
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77058541
Filing Date December 6, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Supplemental Register Date May 29, 2007
Owner (APPLICANT) Al Vin, Koay INDIVIDUAL MALAYSIA 22 C&D GERBANG MIDLANDS 10250 PENANG MALAYSIA
Attorney of Record Rod Underhill
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
October 3rd, 2007 at 8:08 pm