NBA Demands Domain From Porn Stars Offering Fans Oral Sex
Posted in: Domain Names at 13/07/2012 19:54
Porn stars Sara Jay and Angelina Castro have promised Miami Heat fans oral sex if their team won a championship, setting up a Twitter account and website with the rules and regulations of the offer should they win. But they have fallen afoul of the National Basketball Association who have demanded the domain name and Twitter account saying they breach the NBA's intellectual property.
In their letter dated 9 July posted on Black Sports Online, the NBA say:
It has come to our attention that [you] are using NBA Intellectual Property without authorization, including on the website www.teambjnba.com and Twitter page twitter.com/#!/teambjnba (collectively the "Websites"), to promote an event by including references to the Miami Heat and its players. The Websites incorporate the 'NBA' trademark in the domain name and account name and prominently feature NBA Intellectual Property -- including the Heat team logo. Furthermore, NBAP has confirmed [you are] using a photograph depicting the likeness of Heat players Chris Bosh, Lebron James, and Dwyane Wade without their authorization and in violation of their rights. [Your] unauthorized use of NBA Intellectual Property is an attempt to capitalize on the fame and goodwill of NBA Intellectual Property and tarnishes the reputation of the NBA and the Heat. NBAP has not authorized [You] to use NBA Intellectual Property in any way and [Your] unauthorized use; therefore, constitutes among other things, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false association, and unfair competition.
However currently the original website is offline and the girls have set up a new website using the domain name www.officialteambj.com to not fall afoul of the NBA's intellectual property demands.