Facebook May Net $2.8M In Damages In 'Typosquatters' Suit
By Sindhu Sundar
Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 7:29 PM ET) -- Facebook notched a win Tuesday when a California magistrate judge recommended the social networking giant receive some $2.8 million in damages in its trademark infringement suit against so-called typosquatters — websites that use misspelled domain names — that allegedly cashed in on misspellings of the Facebook name.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore recommended that Facebook receive total statutory damages of $2.78 million, an unusually large total damages amount in a case under the U.S. Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. Under her recommendation, nearly a dozen individual...