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Lewis v. Rocky Mountains Internet, 96-CV-4693 (D. Colo. Sept. 26, 1997).
Factual Background Edit
Defendant/counterclaimant Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, Ltd., owner of the federally registered trademarks ROCKIES and COLORADO ROCKIES, counterclaimed to enjoin plaintiffs/counterclaim defendants from posting information about the Colorado Rockies baseball team on their website entitled “The Daily Rockies Web,” located at the domain name “rockies.com.” The allegedly infringing and diluting website contained reproductions of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club’s trademarks and logos, as well as several references and representations indicating an association with the well-known baseball team.
Trial Court Proceedings Edit
The court found defendant likely to succeed on the merits of its trademark infringement and dilution claims, and granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting Lewis from using defendant’s trademarks and logos in any manner (including use as metatags) to identify himself, any website, or other publication owned or controlled by Lewis that was in any way related to baseball, unless a different source was clearly identified in conjunction with the use of defendant’s marks. The court did not completely enjoin Lewis’s use of the “rockies.com” domain name but did mandate that he could not use the name in connection with any website dedicated in whole or in part to professional baseball.
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