Internet Trademark Case Summaries
Toys "R" Us, Inc. v. Akkaoui
1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17090 (N.D. Cal. 1996)
The court found that under the FTDA, defendants’ use of the domain name “adultsrus.com” and the term “Adults R Us” at an Internet site selling sexual devices and clothing diluted by tarnishment the famous trademarks TOYS “R” US and KIDS “R” US for children’s toys and clothing. On plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction, the court enjoined defendants from using the domain name “adultsrus.com” and the term “Adults R Us” in any manner, and ordered cancellation of defendants’ domain-name registration for “adultsrus.com.” The court denied plaintiff’s request for attorney’s fees because it would be premature to grant such an award where plaintiff had not yet won a final judgment on the merits of its claims.