Great. Perhaps this can be used to show IB does seem to be fond of launching frivolous suits it cannot back up with facts.
Facebook is evilWe have Facebook, Google and Twitter for that.
Wikimedia intervened to protect the volunteers and has now successfully obtained a court declaration "that Internet Brands had no proper basis to block the travel wiki project."
Interesting - some of it has to do with the size of the company. I remember sending a note to the XF guys early on that the ONLY thing IB and companies like that respect is money and power...and counseling that they pair up with some bigger entity to fight it (of course, that would mean losing some ownership).Wikimedia was successful in suing Internet Brands: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/16/3995358/wikimedia-internet-brands-lawsuit-settled
Internet Brands branded the proposed new site an “Infringing Website” and claimed that the volunteers were acting “for the benefit of the Wikimedia Foundation” to “usurp” the community of users of Internet Brands’ site and taking actions that included “deliberately misleading statements, and Trademark infringement and violation of Internet Brands’ intellectual property rights.” Internet Brands identified the “Wikimedia Foundation, members of its Board, and other members of the Foundation” as potential “co-conspirators” who were “corrupt in this scheme”.
Internet Brands responded by abandoning its federal claim, essentially admitting it had no factual basis. The federal court then dismissed all of Internet Brands’ remaining claims.