Pinterest gives legal punch to ‘serial cybersquatter’
Pinterest is sounding its battle cry — it’s had enough of one certain alleged Chinese cybersquatter.
The social network filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco last week against Qian Jin, who is from Nanjing, China. Pinterest claimed that Jin partook in cyberpiracy, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and more. According to the complaint, Jin has snatched dozens of domain names that are strikingly similar to pinterest.com, including pintesrest.com and pinterest.es.
“This action arises from Defendant’s bad-faith registration and use of numerous domain names…