What can we do if a similar website name is negatively portraying our site? 1 Answers as of March 04, 2011
Our local youth baseball league has a website (XXXXXX.com). A disgruntled parent created a similar site (XXXXXXinfo.com) which they are using as a negative forum against our league. They have also sent texts and e-mails threatening to get sponsors and other players to leave. Do we have any legal rights to have their site shut down and/or a restraining order placed against them?
Mark S. Hubert PC
| Mark Hubert
Unless you have a trademark on the domain name (which you probably don't) and they are engaging in the same business as you so that a consumer could be confused - NO. Freedom of speech has drawbacks.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
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