Home > News > Hustler Prepared to Fight .XXX Infringement • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Hustler Prepared to Fight .XXX Infringement

Hustler Prepared to Fight .XXX Infringement
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
What will drive VR headset adoption among consumers?
Adult Entertainment
Hollywood Movies
Gambling / Gaming
Video Games
Out of 188 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Jul 12, 2011 3:15 PM PST    Text size: 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Hustler on Tuesday took a firm stand against ICM Registry's attempt to exploit .XXX domain names, declaring the sTLD operator is "prohibited from registering or selling to a third party any .XXX domain names that contain the famous Hustler trademark or other Hustler-related trademarks."

Not only that, Hustler President Michael Klein said "it appears that the .XXX TLD will do nothing but drive up costs to the adult community and will force us to fight infringement on yet another front.”

On more than one occasion, Hustler has made clear in writing that any attempt to do so will constitute infringement of its intellectual property rights and that legal action will be taken, the company said.

“Like many other companies in the adult industry, Hustler will not allow its trademarks to be bought, sold or used by any other entity nor will be we be shaken down by ICM,” Klein said. “We are prepared to take whatever legal action may be necessary.”

Attorneys for Hustler said they are continuing attempts to initiate dialogue with ICM, but the company has remained silent.

 “We are constantly policing the registration and use of domain names that attempt to capitalize on Hustler’s trademarks,” said Jonathan Brown, attorney for Hustler. “ICM’s silence is particularly disconcerting, especially in light of ICM’s supposed aim of ‘working proactively to balance the rights of existing domain name holders, and other trademark and intellectual property holders.’”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Q&A: AEBN's Bishop Expands Role at Company

Longtime AEBN exec Bishop says he’s enjoying his expanding role, where he’s having much more interaction with all of the company’s departments and divisions. While AEBN’s staff... More »

Q&A With John Albright and Charlie Berrebbi of Too Much Media

If you’ve been involved in the online adult business for anytime long, you likely know of Too Much Media, the New Jersey-based company that develops and supports a powerful suite of web-based products,... More »

WIA Profile: Tina Andersen

Each edition of XBIZ World places a focus on the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of women in adult. The profiles take an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry’s... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.


2015 The Adult Awards

Nov 27 - Nov 27
London, UK

ANME Founders Show

Jan 11 - Jan 12
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

XBIZ 2016

Jan 12 - Jan 15
Los Angeles, CA

Salon de l'Amour et de la Séduction

Jan 15 - Jan 17
Montreal, Canada
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!