In a fortunate turn of events for Pinterest, the company was awarded $7.2 million in damages as well as control over 100 domains that had been registered to Qian Jin, a Chinese cybersquatter.
In this case, Qian Jin had been sitting on hundreds of domains that closely resembled the names of large companies. In this case, the registered domain names included pintrests.com, pimterest.com, and pinterost.com.
The judge said that because of what Qian Jin did, “the association of defendant’s mark with Pinterest’s is likely to harm the reputation of Pinterest and create a likelihood of dilution by tarnishment.”
As reported by AllThingsD, a Pinterest spokesperson called the decision “a good outcome for the people who use Pinterest.”