Victory Outreach v Twitter re @victoryoutreach

Victory Outreach owns a registration for VICTORY OUTREACH. Third party uses VICTORY OUTREACH and obtains Twitter handle @victoryoutreach. Plaintiff contacts Twitter, which declines to terminate account. Plaintiff sues Twitter on contributory liability theory.

victory outreach v twitter

One response to “Victory Outreach v Twitter re @victoryoutreach”

  1. dtobias says:

    It seems ridiculous to me for Twitter to be dragged into such suits. The legal theory seems to imply that Twitter (and other such Internet services) can and should play judge, jury, and executioner with regard to disputes between third parties over who has rights to a name, which can involve very complex matters of law and fact where no definitive judgment of whether a particular use is infringing can be made until it has been through a full trial.