CrossFit Inc. wins victory over cybersquatter illegally selling domain names.
Last year, CrossFit Inc. won a court judgment against T&M Enterprises Inc., a Washington state company, for registering over 350 domain names containing the word “CrossFit.” T&M, a company owned by a Mr. Tal Moore, also sells gumball machines and barbershop poles.
Moore and T&M had scooped up 370 domain names containing “CrossFit” and had been selling them illegally to CrossFit affiliates at $200 to $400 per domain. The federal court for the Eastern District of Washington approved the consent decree that the parties submitted. Among the highlights—a final judgment for $100,000 was entered against the company and its officers.
The judgment also included a permanent injunction against the company and its officers from ever again owning a domain name that includes the word “CrossFit.” The court’s order also protected CrossFit’s ability to inform the public about the result. For CrossFit Inc., our right to share this information with affiliate owners and the wider public was non-negotiable.