Mattress company recovers infringing URL using ‘rare tool’

By Tiffany Hu (April 26, 2022, 7:24 p.m. EDT) – Haynes and Boone LLP has won a victory for Mattress Firm Inc. in its attempt to recover a similar-sounding domain name registered by an unrelated person, thanks to the use of a “rare tool” that helps trademark owners search for third-level domain names, the company said.

In a decision issued Friday, a National Arbitration Forum panel determined that an unidentified Icelandic individual was using the “mattressfirm.us.com” domain name in bad faith and ordered that the domain name be transferred to Mattress Firm.

Mattress Firm has owned a trademark registration in its name since 2011, and the individual’s domain name…

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