Thursday, January 7, 2016

NH pair challenged by Verizon over the domain name fiosfinder.com

Two New Hampshire business accomplices are doing combating Verizon over who ought to possess the rights to the site area name fiosfinder.com.

The Switzerland-based World Intellectual Property Organization, which settles such debate, could report the victor when today.

Robert Tanguay of Manchester and Jimmy Seavey of Concord have controlled the space name following 2009. They were reached in 2012 by Patrick Flaherty, a lawyer speaking to Verizon Trademark Services LLC, a backup of Verizon Communications Inc.

"It's certainly a David versus Goliath, however I truly feel sure that David will win," Tanguay said Tuesday.

The organization is asking that the space name be exchanged to Verizon.

Flaherty's grumbling, recorded in October, said the area name is "indistinguishable or confusingly like a trademark or benefit imprint" to which Verizon has rights and that the men have "no rights or honest to goodness intrigues in appreciation of the space name(s)."

Both of those cases are citations from the global Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy.

Verizon produced yearly working incomes of $217 billion in 2014 and utilized more than 178,000 laborers, as per court papers.


Verizon offers Fios — the telephone, link and Internet administration it offers by means of a fiber-optic system — in around twelve states yet not New Hampshire.

By site, the World Intellectual Property Organization "is the worldwide discussion for licensed innovation administrations, strategy, data and participation. We are a self-financing office of the United Nations, with 188 part states."

Tanguay said a New York legal counselor is choosing the case for WIPO.

Flaherty, in a brief meeting, said there may be future alternatives for the organization to seek after ought to the choice conflict with it.

"That is for us to choose inside," he said by telephone.

Tanguay, clarifying his site's motivation, said: "We give Fios accessibility without inputting any individual data across the country."

Tanguay, 32, said he assembles sites, claims a few little organizations and as of late got laid off from an advertising work at a Salem firm. He said Seavey is a site architect.

Tanguay, who offers promoting on his site, hasn't discounted coming to a monetary arrangement to offer the name.

"I believe it's justified regardless of a few hundred thousand dollars in the event that we win the case," he said. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/NH-pair-tested for-fiosfinder.com#sthash.2LZ4n2HW.

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