Facebook Seeks TM Win For 'Outrageous' Record Destruction

By Melissa Angell (July 14, 2021, 8:20 PM EDT) -- Facebook and Instagram asked a California federal judge for a win in a trademark infringement and cybersquatting suit against a domain registrar, arguing that a special master's findings of the registrar's "outrageous" destruction of over 11 million records warrants a default $3.5 million judgment, plus attorney fees and other costs.

Both Facebook and Instagram outlined on Tuesday that they want $100,000 for each of the 35 infringing domain names registered by ID Shield, along with more than $2 million in attorney fees, after a special master's report showed that the domain registrar intentionally destroyed key records.

The special master also found...

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