Petroliam Nasional Berhad v., Inc.

Filing 143

Declaration of Perry Clark in Support of 134 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment re Liability for Contributory Cybersquatting as to PETRONASTOWERS.NET filed byPetroliam Nasional Berhad. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12, # 14 Exhibit 13, # 15 Exhibit 14, # 16 Exhibit 15, # 17 Exhibit 16, # 18 Exhibit 17, # 19 Exhibit 18, # 20 Exhibit 19, # 21 Exhibit 20, # 22 Exhibit 21, # 23 Exhibit 22, # 24 Exhibit 23, # 25 Exhibit 24, # 26 Exhibit 25, *** # 27 Exhibit 26 FILED IN ERROR. DOCUMENT LOCKED. DOCUMENT TO BE REFILED LATER. *** , # 28 Exhibit 27, # 29 Exhibit 28)(Related document(s) 134 ) (Clark, Perry) (Filed on 11/25/2011) Modified on 11/28/2011 (ewn, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Ex. 23 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CLARK DECL. ISO REPLY ISO MTN. PART. SUMMARY JUDGMENT Case No: 09-CV-5939 PJH Case4:10-cv-00431-PJH DocumentT Filed03/25l10Pagel of 43 PerryR. Clark, Esq. Law Officesof PerryR. Clark 1245Hantilton Avenue PaloAlto, CA 94301 Telephone:(650) 248-5817 Facsimile:(650)248-5816 perry I Attorney for Plaintiff PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD UNITED STATESDISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION ) PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD, CASENO: 09-CV-5939 PJH ) ) Date:April 28,2010 Plaintiff. ) Time:9:00a.m. ) vs. Location:Courtroom3 ) Third Floor GODADDY.COM,fNC., Defendant. PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD. EMC CASENO: 10-CV-00431 Plaintiff. VS. PETRONASTOWER.NET. internetdomain an name, Defendant. NOTICE OF MOTION AI\D MOTION FOR ORDER TRANSFERRING DOMAIN NAME PURSUAT\TTO ls U.S.C.$ 112s(D)AND FOR ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR ENTRY OF STIPALATED ORDER REI-ATING CASES PENDING NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER TRANSFERRING DOMAIN NAME PTJRSUANTTO 15 u.s.c. $ 1125(D) AND FORENTRYOFJUDGMENT Case Nos: 09-CV-5939 and10-CV00431 PJH EMC APP158 -PJH DocumentT Filed03/25/1 Page2of 43 Case4:1 0-cv-00431 0 1 I. 2 a J NOTICE OF MOTION TO ALL PARTIESAND COUNSELOF RECORD:Please takenoticethatpursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-11 Plaintiff Petroliam hereby NasionalBerhad("Plaintiff'or "Petronas") motion for an ordertransferringthe domainname"" 4 makesthis unopposed to pursuant l5 U.S.C.$ 1125(D)andfor entryofjudgment. to 5 Plaintiff Petronas 6 It 7 STATEMENT OF RELIIEF REQUESTED Plaintiff Petronas requests this Court issuean orderdirectingGoDaddy.Com, to that Inc. the pursuant l5 U.S.C.$ 8 transfer domainname"" Plaintiff Petronas to to judgmentin Petronas's furtherrequests orderentering 9 1125(D). Plaintiff Petronas favor in an 1 0 this action. Counselfor GoDaddyhasinformed counselfor Petronas GoDaddyis not taking that ll anypositionwith respect this motion. On January to 25,2010,Plaintiff Petronas informedthe providedGoDaddyand t 2 registrantof the "" domainof this action atthe address by 1 3 asrequired 15U.S.C.$ 1125(D).Ex.A. Petronas previously had triedto contact the regardingthe "" t 4 registrantby mail, email, and telephone domainname.Ex. _ at 1 5 3:8-19 and26-30. Petronas not received communication has any from the registrant of the as t 6 dateof this motion. Plaintiff Petronas unawareof any otherpersonor entity that does,or is t 7 would, oppose motion. the t8 t9 III. MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION The "" domainnameshouldbe transferred Plaintiff Petronas to under 20 the Anticyberpiracy sectionof the LanhamTrademark Act, 15U.S.C.$ 1125(D), because there 2l is no disputethat all threeof the requirements the Anticyberpiracysectionare met. First, the of 22 domainname'" infringesPlaintiff Petronas's federallyregistered trademark 23 for the mark "PETRONAS." Second, Plaintiff Petronas beenunableto find the person has who 24 registered "" the domainnameor obtain in personamjurisdictionover that 25 person. Third, the intemet registrar-GoDaddy-of the domainname"" has 26 27 28 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER TRANSFERRING DOMAIN NAME PURSUANT TO 15 u.s.c. lr25(D) $ AND FORENTRYOF ruDGMENT Case Nos: 09-CV-5939 and10-CV00431 PJH EMC APP159 Page3of 43 DocumentT Filed03/25/10 Case4:10-cv-00431-PJH I providedthe informationrequired 15 U.S.C.$ 1125(d)(2XDXi) which certifiesthat this Court by 2 hasthe control and authorityto transferthe domainname. ProceduralPostureand RelatedCase J A. 4 Plaintiff Petronas filed two actionsin the NorthernDistrict relatedto the 5 motionto relatethe two actionson domainnameandfiled an unopposed "" 6 (09-5939 PJH)wasfiled March24,2010. Ex. B (Docket No. 31). This actionagainst GoDaddy 7 Petronas's first andconcerns allegations that,amongotherthings,Defendant 8 indirectly infringes the "PETRONAS" mark by maintainingthe registrationof the 9 domainnamewith actualknowledgethat the domainnameinfringesthe "" 1 0 trademarkrights of Petronas. 11 l2 filed the second sectionof Petronas actionasan in rem actionunderthe Anticyberpiracy the LanhamTrademarkAct againstthe "" domainname. The relief Petronas to the 1 3 requested its complaintin the in rem actionis an transfer in t4 domainn€rme Petronas. "" 15 This Court hasnot yet had an opportunity rule on Petronas's unopposed motion to r6 relatingthe two actions. If the relatedcasemotionis granted, however, this Court canpromptly 1 7 consider motion,which Petronas this makesaspart of the in rem action. If the relatedcase 1 8 motionis denied, motionwill needto be re-filedfor consideration the Judgein the in rem this by t 9 action. 20 B. 6'" Shouldbe Transferredto Petronas trademarkandthe domain Where,as in this case,a domainnameinfringesa registered 21 the registrant eithercannotbe located is not subject in personqmjurisdiction, or to 22 Anticyberpiracysectionof the LanhamAct authorizes Court to orderthe domainname a 23 24 registrar transferthe domainnameto the trademark to owner. See15 U.S.C.$ 1125(d)(2XAXi) 25 26 27 DOMAIN NAME PURSUANTTO 15 28 NOTICEOF MOTION AND MOTION FORORDERTRANSFERzuNG u.s.c. $ 1125(D) AND FORENTRYOF ruDGMENT PJH Nos: 09-CV-5939 and10-CV00431 EMC Case APP160 Case4:10-cv-00431-PJH DocumentT Filed03/2 Page4 43 5110 of I and(ii).1 Because thereis no dispute that the requirements the Anticyberpiracy of sectionare 2 met in this case, Court is authorizedtoorderthe domainnameregistrarof this a J "" that domainnameto Petronas, ownerof the 4 the "PETRONAS" mark. 5 6 1. Infringesthe Trademark Rights of Petronas "" Therecan be no disputethat the first requirement the transferof the for 7 domainunderthe Anticyberpiracysectionof the LanhamAct-that the "" 8 domainnameinfringesthe trademark rights of Petronas-is met in this case. Specifically, the 9 Anticyberpiracysectionappliesto any domainname"that violatesany right of the owner of a l0 mark registered the Patentand TrademarkOffice, or protectedundersubsection [false in (a) 1 l designation originlor (c) ldilution]fof 15U.S.C.$ 1125]." 15U.S.C.$ 1125(d)(2XAXi). of l2 Here,the "" domainnameviolatesthe rightsof Petronas with respect to 1 3 its federallyregistered it "PETRONAS"markbecause infringesthat mark under 15 U.S.C.$ t4 1114andcreates falsedesignation originunder15U.S.C.$ 1125(a).As an initial matter, a of is 1 5 Petronas the owner of the duly registered federaltrademarkfor the mark "PETRONAS." Ex. r6 D at3:23-25and l0-1 1. In addition,the "" domainnameinfringesthe l 7 "PETRONAS"markunder15 U.S.C.$ 1114because domainnameis "a usein commerce" the l 8 of the "PETRONAS" markthat is "likely to cause confusion"amongconsumers to whether as websiteusingthe "" t 9 the pornographic domainnameis associated with 20 Petronas-which it is not. Au-Tomotive Gold,Inc. v. Vollcswagen America,lnc.,457 F.3d of 2I (9th Cir. 2006). Moreover,the" 1062,1075-76 domainnameviolatesthe 22 rightsof Petronas underl5 U.S.C.$ 1125(a) creating "falsedesignation origin" asto the by a of 23 pornographic websitefoundat the "" domainnamebecause sitedid not that 24 25 26 t For convenience, a complete copy of the Anticyberpiracy section(15 U.S.C.$ ll25(d)(2)(A)) is attached Ex. C atL of 7. as 27 28 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER TRANSFERRING DOMAIN NAME PI.]RSUANT TO 15 u.s.c. 1125(D) $ ANDFOR ENTRY ruDGMENT OF Case Nos: 09-CV-5939 PJH and l0-CV00431EMC APP161 -PJH DocumentTFiled03/2511 of Case4:1 0-cv-00431 0 Page5 43 and, in fact, Petronas 1 "originate" with Petronas stronglyobjectsto the site and its useof (9thCir. F.2d 1194,1201 2 "PETRONAS."New West Corp.v. N.Y.M.Co.of California,595 a J of 1979)("Whetherwe call the violationinfringement, unfair competition, falsedesignation or 4 origin,the testis identical-is therea likelihoodof confusion?"). ) domain for Accordingly, the first requirement the transferof the "" 6 that nameto Petronas underthe Anticyberpiracysectionof the Lanhamis met because domain 7 nameinfringesthe trademarkrights of Petronas. 8 9 2. Is The Registrantof"Unknown for to underthe The secondrequirement the transferof "" Petronas 1 0 Anticyberpiracysectionis met because Petronas could not locate-despite due diligence-the ll registrantof the domainnamenor could this Court obtain in personamjurisdictionover the t 2 registrant. Where,ashere,the owner of a mark cannot"obtain in personamjurisdiction" or "was l 3 not ableto frnd" the personwho registered infringing domainnamewith the "bad faith intent" an for t 4 to profit from the useof the domainname,the secondrequirement the transferof the domain 1 5 underthe Anticyberpiracy section met. See15 U.S.C.$ 1125(d)(2)(A)(ii). is t6 domainnamewas Here,according GoDaddy'srecords, "" to the London, is l 7 registered "Heiko Schonenekess" by whoseaddress "BPM 195226,372Old Street, l 8 EclV 9AU, United Kingdom." Ex. A andE (detailingeffortsto contactregistrant).The internet t 9 registrantalso providedan email address: "ddjrivat@hotmaiLcom." Although Plaintiff 20 Petronas tried repeatedly locateand contactthe registrant,including by FederalExpress, to 2l the of it email,andtelephone, wasunableto do so. Id. Because registrant the 22 o'" domaincould not be locatedor subjected in personamjurisdiction,the to 23 24 25 26 27 28 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER TRANSFERRING DOMAIN NAME PURSUANT TO 15 u.s.c.$ l l2s(D) ANDFOR ENTRY ruDGMENT OF PJH and 10-CV00431 EMC CaseNos: 09-CV-5939 APP162 Page6 43 Case4:1 0-cv-00431-PJH DocumentT Filed03/25/10 of I second requirement the Anticyberpiracy of has section beenmet with respect the to 2 '" domain narrre.2 .| C. J 4 GoDaddyCertifiesThis Court's Authority to Transfer the ttpetronastower.nettt Domain Name and, GoDaddyis the registrarof the domainname"" as required the by 5 Anitcyberpiracysection,hasprovidedcertificationthat this Court hasthe "control and authority" 6 7 to transfer "" the domainnameto Petronas.Specifically,15 U.S.C.$ II25(d)(2XDXD providesthat, uponthe filing of an Anticyberpiracyaction,"the domainname 8 registrar. . . shall expeditiously depositwith the courtdocuments the sufficientto establish 9 court'scontroland authorityregarding disposition the registration useof the domain the and of 10 nameto the court." GoDaddyprovidedthis informationto Petronas it is beingfiled along and 11 with this motion. Ex. F. As a result,all of the requirements an orderdirectingGoDaddyto for t2 transferthe "" domainnameto Petronas underthe Anticyberpiracysection 13 t4 havebeenmet. D. Entry of Judgment l5 In this action,Plaintiff Petronas seeksan ordertransferringthe "" r6 relief to domainname. Upon the issuance suchan order,the Courtwill havegranted of complete t7 Petronas entryofjudgment will be properunderFed.R. Civ. P. 54. Accordingly,Plaintiff and t 8 Petronas requests that in additionto an ordertransferringthe "" domainname, l 9 the Court alsoissuefinal judgmentin favor of Petronas. 20 IV. 2l CONCLUSION For the foregoingreasons, Plaintiff Petronas respectfully requests orderdirecting an 22 transferthe "" to domainnameto Petronas the entry of and 23 2 .. Sectionll25(d)(2)(Axiix[Xbb) refersto 24 may direct" as a means locatinga registrant"publishingnoticeof the action.theasthe Court of in additionto providingnoticeat mail andemail addresses the registrant.This publication of requirement doesnot applyto the present case 25 because publicationrequirement irrelevantwherein personam jurisdictioncannotbe the is nameresistrant. 26 obtainedover the domain 27 DOMAIN NAME PURSUANTTO 15 28 NOTICEOF MOTION AND MOTION FORORDERTRANSFERzuNG u .s .c .$ 1 1 2 5 (D ) AND FORENTRYOF ruDGMENT Case Nos: 09-CV-5939 andl0-CV00431 PJH EMC APP163 Case4:10-cv-00431-PJH PageT DocumentT Filed03/25110 of43 I judgmentin favor of Petronas. proposed A final judgmentarebeingfiled orderandproposed 2 with this motion. ., J Dated: March 25-2010 LAW OFFICESOF PERRYR. CLARK 4 5 By: 6 /s/ PerryR. Clark PerryR. Clark 7 Attorney for Plaintiff PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD I 9 10 1l t2 13 t4 15 t6 t7 l8 T9 20 2l 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER TRANSFERRING DOMAIN NAME PURSUANT TO 15 u.s.c. r 12s(D) $ AND FORENTRYOF ruDGMENT EMC Case Nos: 09-CV-5939 and10-CV00431 PJH APP164

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