Protecting the trademark

Post on: September 21, 2015 by Mel Lindauer
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Mel Lindauer,
President
(2010 – 2019)

I’m happy to announce that, thanks to the expert pro-bono legal work performed by attorney Serge Krimnus, The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy prevailed in a legal action against a financial advisor who was using our trademarked “Bogleheads” name in two domain names (bogleheads.com and bogleheads.net) without permission. He was obviously using those domain names to drive traffic to his website whenever someone erroneously typed in “bogleheads.com” (a very common mistake) or “bogleheads.net” instead of the “bogleheads.org” site.

Those two domain names are now owned by The Bogle Center and are being redirected to bogleheads.org.

The decision of the arbitrator awarding the domains to the Bogle Center is available here.

About the author 

Mel Lindauer

Forbes.com columnist. Bogleheads.org forum leader. Co-author "The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing" and "The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning".


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