DC Comics Wins Dispute Over ManofSteel.com

Fusible.com reports that a single-member Panel of the National Arbitration Forum ruled that the ManofSteel.com domain name be transferred from its current owner to DC Comics who had filed a domain dispute in late June. It is likely where the official site for director Zack Snyder's Superman movie Man of Steel will now reside. The site says:

The panelist, James A. Carmody, Esq., said that manofsteel.com is identical to DC Comics’ trademarks — ”MAN OF STEEL” (registered in 1999) and THE MAN OF STEEL (registered in 1987).   The panelist also found that because the domain name resolved to a website which displayed links and advertisements, that the respondent’s use of the domain name was neither a bona fide offering of goods or services, nor a legitimate noncommercial or fair use.  The panelist also found that registration and use of manofsteel.com demonstrated bad faith. The respondent in the dispute, Coni c/o LBR Enterprises, failed to submit a response.

You can read the full decision by clicking here.