PALM BEACH, FL – Presidential hopeful Joe Biden created a new outreach ad-campaign targeting specifically Latino voters called “Todos con Biden” (Everyone with Biden) and it appears his campaign team is just about as smart as he is; they forgot it should include an Internet presence. This opened the opportunity for the Trump Campaign, which they immediately did, to register not just the domain name, but to scoop-up corresponding social media pages with it.
Cybersquatting, according to the United States federal law known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, is registering, trafficking in, or using an Internet domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else.
Now, visiting the website for this “Todos con Biden” media push will work against them as it displays an image which suggests Joe forgot about Latino’s “OOPS, JOE SE OLVIDÓ DE LOS LATINOS” (OOPS, JOE FORGOT ABOUT LATINOS) with Twitter and Facebook pages that’s aren’t any better.
Being president not only requires some smarts of your own, but you really should surround yourself with a campaign team who can out-think your opponent and keep your strategies two steps ahead. It seems “Sleepy Joe” is not the only one sleeping on the job.
According to CNBC.com, Biden entered the 4th quarter with significantly less money than expected with big donors – just in time for Halloween – getting spooked. A Quinnipiac poll placed him rating as the worst performing candidate on stage at the last Democratic debate (at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio) and he recently flopped to fourth place in Iowa, according to a Civiqs survey released.
Joe Biden Still Not Sure About Domain Names, What They Are, How They Work
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Greg Michaels says
There’s no trademark issues here and this isn’t cybersquatting. Not only the term isn’t trademarkeded or ever used as one, but the way the Trump campaign is using it isn’t any sort of ACPA violation. In particular, they aren’t profiting from it.
John Colascione says
@Greg I think it would be reasonable to assume a common law trademark based on first use. Profiting is also debatable when both parties are collecting donations. I suppose they can use the parody defense though.
Yeah, definitely not cybersquatting. Pretty smooth move if you ask me.
Domain Attorney says
I dig it! There’s no issues here as far as I can see.
domain guy says
no trademark issues, Where exactly was Biden’s staff? Asleep at the wheel, no prereading of Biden’s speech. No corporate ip follow through and complete negligence by the elect Biden team. Also not the first time. This occurred when Hillary and her looser team completely forgot to register Hillary and her vp. Trump purchased this domain and used it against Hillary.
Additionally as stated by Biden this was a childish prank. No Joe its called corporate competitive intelligence. And clearly indicates to the public at large Joe is a looser…unprepared to be president.
These people better wake up domain names are valuable competitive corporate assets.Like Schwartz stated because of problematic social media domain names are started to be recognized for their value.