Coca-Cola fizzes over pornforacoke.com
Bargain offer turned down
Coca-Cola has filed a trademark infringement case against the operators of pornforacoke.com, which offers "tons of porn for the price of a daily glass of coke".
In full Coca-Cola livery, the very NSFW site boasts "more than 10,000 gigabytes of porn".
The case would seem to be an easy win for Coca-Cola, then. The drinks giant has fought dozens of domain trademark disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organisation over the years, and emerged victorious in most of them.
The case was flagged by friend of El Reg Kevin Murphy, of Domain Incite, on Twitter. ®
Coke is strange choice...
...as most of the young ladies on the site seem to be partaking of some kind of dairy-based libation. Baileys, perhaps?
Merry Xmas all.
Why should coca-cola win ?
They are not passing themselves off as coca-cola. They have a few images of their cans of undrinkable fizz which may lead to some action, but the domain has clearly nothing to do with coca-cola.
If they hadn't tried to make a buck out of it ...
Coke might stand less of a chance of rescuing it's name. I understand not for money copy sites have a better chance of remaining in the registrant's possession.
I read somewhere that Bank of America had recently bought up every derogatory combination of it's name.
In Canada the automotive retail chain called Canadian Tire, known for selling allegedly dubious tires (tyres), had failed to assert it's ownership of CrappyTire.com - the popular nickname for the chain - as the registrant was neither passing off as Canadian Tire nor was he selling anything. It was, naturally, faithfully reported by The Register <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/07/04/canadian_tire_loses_fight/ >.