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Internet Trademark Case Summaries

Comp Examiner Agency, Inc. v. Juris, Inc.

1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20259 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 26, 1996)

The Comp Examiner (“TCE”) used the domain name “juris.com” to sell software and related services to professionals in the legal, insurance, and forensic businesses.  Juris Inc. (“Juris”), the registrant and prior user of the trademark JURIS for law office management software and related services, sought to enjoin TCE from using the domain name “juris.com.”  The court found that TCE’s use of the domain name “juris.com” for selling software to Juris’s target market of lawyers and law firms was likely to cause confusion as to the source of TCE’s goods and thus infringed Juris’s trademark rights.  TCE was enjoined from using the “juris.com” domain name.