Status: Settled (non-monetary).
The business improvement district for the area surrounding Union Square in New York City sued the creator of parody blog (at both www.unionsquarepartnership.org and www.unionsquarepartnership.com) criticizing the group’s plans for redevelopment of the park, claiming that the blog infringed on its trademarks and copyrights on its site, www.unionsquarenyc.org. Union Square Parnership also filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization, seeking control of the blog’s URL. As part of non-monetary settlement, the blog’s URL was changed to www.weareunionsquare.org.
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Case information: http://www.eff.org/cases/usp-v-durkee