Dutch Boyd Served With Lawsuit From Two Plus Two Publishing LLCPublished on 2009-12-12 04:24:00
According to an article in the Las Vegas Sun (link below), Two Plus Two Publishing LLC has filed suit against a couple of people, one of which is Russ "Dutch" Boyd.
The lawsuit claims that Dutch Boyd (through his company, Jacknames) registered a domain in July of 2004 that infringed on the copyright of Two Plus Two Publishing LLC.
The domain name in question is TWOPLUSTWOPOKER.com, which is now in the hands of the attorneys who are filing the suit (Greenberg Traurig LLP).
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC isn't suing Boyd to get the domain - they already have it.
Instead, they are claiming that Boyd "linked the domain name to a poker strategy and gaming services Web site", and they want damages. The lawsuit includes claims for "cybersquatting, trademark infringement, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage".
According to Boyd, the suit is "without merit and is designed to encourage me to pay him off or face a substantial legal bill defending myself against it. Unfortunately, the strategy will work, and he will be successful in wasting both of our time and money as well as the Nevada taxpayers' money".
The "him" that Boyd is referring to is Mason Malmuth, who is the founder of Two Plus Two Publishing.
Dutch closed his statement by saying this:
"The only people who will be coming out ahead in this game is Mr. Malmuth's overpriced attorneys."
Source: Lasvegassun.com - Poker Guide Publisher Sues Over Alleged Trademark Infringement
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