Barket v. Google, Inc.

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COMPLAINT against John Doe, Google, Inc. (Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 0978-2405099), filed by Steven Barket. Certificate of Interested Parties due by 6/23/2012. Proof of service due by 10/11/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons) (Morris, Brian)

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H. STAN JOHNSON, ESQ. Nevada No.: 00265 Bar ohnson. com 2 sjohnson@cohenj BRTANA. MORRIS,ESQ. ) BarNo.: 11217 Nevada 4 LLC COHEN-JOHNSON, 5 6293DeanMartin Drive, Ste.G LasVegas, 89118 NV 6 tel:(702)823-3500 fax: (702) 823-3400 7 Attorneysfor Plaintiff I 8 UNITED STATES I}ISTRICT COURT 9 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 10 ll STEVENBARKET, Plaintiff, t2 l3 v. I4 JOHN DOE, andGOOGLE,INC., t5 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: ruRY TRIAL DEMANDED ) ) ) ) 16 t7 18 r9 20 COMPLAINT TO THE HONORABLEruDGE OF THE COURT: Plaintiff STEVEN BARKET ('Barket") files this original complaint againstJOHN DOE 2l 22 ("Doe'), andGOOGLE,INC. ("Google"),respectfully the showing Courtasfollows: I.INTRODUCTION 23 violationsof the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, l5 U.S.C. 24 In this caseBarketasserts 25 $1125(d) the Lanbam an damages, and seeks Act, 15 U.S.C.$1125(a) 15 U.S.C.$8131, and and 26 injunctionrestrainingDoefrom infringing Barketos riglrts,andajudgmentorderingthe transferofthe 27 d o ma i n 28 <h ttp ://w w w .blogger .com /pr ofile/1003 450A688963114971> and I <http:/lstevebarket.blogspot.comF to Barket. 2 J 4 II. PARTIES 1. Barketis an individual who residesin Clark County,Nevada. 2. Doe's identity is not known with certaintyat this time. Upon discoveringhis identify, Barket 5 him with process undertheFEDERALRULESOF CM will amend Complaintandserve the 6 PROCEDURE. 7 I 3. Google is a California corporationwith its principal place of businesslocated at 1600 9 in Way,MountainView, CA94043. SeeExhibit 1. Googleregplarlyengages Amphitheater 10 to in agentpursuant NRS 80.060.See business Nevadaandhasfailed to maintaina registered 11 14.030(1),andNRCP4oprocessmaybeservedu Exhibit2.PursuanttoNRSS0.0S0,NRS t2 to and theNevadaSecetaryof State.In addition,pursururt NRS 14.030(a) NRCP4, a copyof 13 locatedat the summons complaintshallbemailedto the statutoryagentfor the Defendant and 14 2710Gateway OaksDr. Ste.150N,Sacramento, 95833.SeeExhibit l. CA t5 16 III. JURISDICTION AI\ID YENUE 1 7 4. 18 is Jurisdiction properin this Courtunder28 U.S.C.$1331and 1338;aswell as 15 U.S.C. VenueisproperinthisCourtunder23U.S.C.$1391O)a $l125andand15U.S.C.$8131. 19 (c). TheCourthaspersonaljurisdictionoverDefendantsbecausetheyhaveconductedbusi 20 and committedtortious conductin this judicial district. 2l IV. FACTUAL BACKGROTJ}{D 22 23 5. Barketis an individual who residesandworks in Clark County,Nevada. 24 6. ofeamingalivingisthroughinternet Barket'slivelihoodisreliantontheinterne!ashismeans 25 based marketingand internetbasedreputationmanagement. 26 7. Due to Barket's profession,his nameis well known on the internetand is thereforehighly 27 28 -2- I valuable. 2 8. The Infringing DomainNamesareidentical and similar to that of Plaintiffs narne. a J 9. 4 Doeregistered Infringing DomainNameswithout the consent authorization Barket. the of or Doeregisteredo andis trafficking theInfringing DomainNames uses, with thebadfaith purpose 5 of harassingBarket and for preventingBarket from claiming ownershipof the Infringing 6 DomainNarnes. 7 8 10. Doeosbad faith intent is evident because he has no intellectual property rights in the (1) 9 In&inging Domain Names;(2) his legal name is not embodiedin the Infringing Domain 10 Names;(3) he hasnot previouslyusedthe Infringing DomainNamesin the past;(4) Doe has 1l providedmaterialandmisleadingfalsecontactinformationwhenapplyingfor theregistration 12 of the Infringing Domain Name, and, upon information and belief, Doe's prior conduct t3 indicatesa pattemof suchconduct;and (5) upon informationandbelief, Doe haspreviously t4 t5 registered acquiredmultiple domainnarneswhich he knows are identical or confusingly or l6 similar to marksof othersthat aredistinctiveat thetime ofregistrationof suchdomainnames, t7 without regardto the effect of the parties. 18 11. l9 Furthermore, domainsin questionarein violation of Google'scontentpolicy: the 2A 2l 22 23 Impersonating others:Please don't misleador confusereaders pretendrng by to be someone or pretending represent organization else to an whenyou don't. We'renot sayingyou can'tpublish parodyor satire- just avoid contentthat is likely to misleadreaders aboutyour true identity. SeeExhibit3. t2. Barket hasrequested, more than one occasion, on that Googleeither disableor transferthe 24 25 offendingdomains,all to no avail. 26 27 28 a -J- 1 V. CAUSESOF ACTION 2 COT]NT 1 J 4 (VIoLATTON OF 15 U.S.C. S1125(d),TIIE AFITICYBERSQUATTTNG CONSUMER PROTECTION ACr) 13. 5 Defendants registered, usedandfraffrckedin the Infringing DomainNameswith the badfaith intent to profit from Barket's name. 6 14. Thenamewasdistinctiveat thetime Defendants registered Infringing DbmainNames, and the 7 it remainsdistinctivetoday. I 9 15. the time Defendants registered Infringing DomainNames,and they remainso today. the 10 1l The Infringing DomainNameswere identical or confrrsinglysimilar to the Barket's nameat 16. 12 Defendants' registration, andtraffrcking in the Infringing DomainNamehascaused, use and will continueto cause, damages Barket,andis causingirreparable to harm wherethereis no t3 remedyat law. adequate t4 15 17. Barketis entitledto temporaryandinjunctive relief, statutorydamages up to $100,000, and of t6 otherdamages Defendants' for violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer ProtectionAct, r7 15U.S.c.$112s(d). l8 18. l9 Barketseeks Orderfrom the Court orderingthe transferof the Infringing DomainNames an to himself. 20 COUNT II 2l (DECLARATORY JUDGMENT - DOMAIN NAME OWNERSHIP) 22 19. An actualcontoversyhasarisenandexistsbetween within themeaning BarketandDefendants 23 24 of 28 U.S.C. $2201. 25 20. By virtue ofhis registration ofthe DomainNames, Defendants implicitly corrtend theyare that 26 the rightful ownersof the DomainNamesto the exclusionof Barket,andttrat Barkethasno 27 28 - 4- I ownershiprights in or to the DomainNames. 2 2 t. Barket seeks order from the Court declaringthat it is the soleownerof all right, title and an J interestin andto the DomainNames. 4 COUNT III 5 (woLATroN oF 15u.s.c.91125(a) 15u.s.c.gfl3t, TrrELANHAM AIYD Acr) 6 22. 7 Barkethas beendamagedbyDefendants conduct anamountthat withinthejurisdictional in is 8 limits of the Court. Barket is entitled to injunctive and equitablerelief againstDefendants 9 restrainingandeqioiningthemandall othersactingby, througho underor in concertwith him 10 from (a) usingBarket'sname,tradenames, service or marksin anymanner; regsteringany (b) 11 domain namesthat are identical or confusing similar to the name or other trade names, 12 trademarks servicemarks of Barkef or assisting,aiding or abettingany other personin or 13 engaging anyofthe conductdescribed sections and(b). Barketasksthe Courtto enter in (a) in 14 l5 perrnanent injunctive relief by exercise its own equitablepowers;andunderall applicable of l6 statues rules of law. and YI. PRAYER t7 l8 t9 23. Barketrespectfullyasksthe Court to enterjudgmentagainstDefendants follows: as (i) 20 Declaringthat Barketis the soleand exclusiveownerof all righ!,title and interestof the DomainNames; 2l (ii) 22 Temporaryand perrranentinjunctive relief restaining Doe and all othersacting by, 23 through,underor in concertwith him from (a) using Barket's nameor other Barket 24 trademarks, tradenames, servicemarksin anymanner;(b) registeringany domain or 25 namesthat are identical or confusingsimilar to Barket's nameor other tradenames, 26 trademarks servicemarksof Barket,or which containmisspellingsof the n rmeor or 27 28 - 5- I other trade names,trademarksor service marks of Barket, or assisting,aiding or 2 abettingany other personin engaging any of the conductdescribed sections in (a) in J and(b); 4 (iii) ordering the transferof the Infringing DomainNamesto Barket; (iv) Awarding to Barketall actualdamages caused Doe; by (v) Awarding to Barket exemplarydamages againstDoe, jointly and severally,in an 5 6 7 amountto be determined the trier of fact; by 8 9 (vi) l0 1l t2 13 t4 Awarding to Barket reasonable necessary and attorney'sfeespursuantto 15 U.S.C. statutes rulesof law andequity; and $1117andall otherapplicable (vii) (viii) Awarding to Barketall costsof court; and to Barketall otherrelief to which he may be entitled. 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