Paul's Mistake on RonPaul.com (James E. Miller)
Wednesday February 13th, 2013
In what has to be one of the most puzzling lawsuits in recent history, former Congressman Ron Paul is disputing the ownership of the websites RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org. By filing complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization of the United Nations, Paul is attempting to expropriate both sites from the current owners. The complaint argues that because Paul is owner of the "Ron Paul U.S. trademark," he is also entitled to "domain names and " as they are "identical to the RON PAUL mark." According to the owners of RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org, they launched the website on May 1, 2008. Prior to, the domains were registered back in the years 1999 and 2000 respectively. There is no evidence the current owners acquired the sites through any wrongdoing.