The Dreyfus Corporation and MBSC Securities Corporation

The Dreyfus Corporation and MBSC Securities Corporation

NAF (2009)

Fitzpatrick successfully represented The Dreyfus Corporation and MBSC Securities Corporation in a proceeding brought before the National Arbitration Forum pursuant to ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. The respondents in the proceeding used false aliases to register the dreyfuscorp.com and dreyfus-corp.com domain names and then used those domain names to pass themselves off as representatives of The Dreyfus Corporation to induce individuals into revealing private financial information, undoubtedly for financial gain. The National Arbitration Forum panel will transfer the dreyfuscorp.com and dreyfus-corp.com domain names to The Dreyfus Corporation and MBSC Securities Corporation and concluded that: (1) the Dreyfus Corporation and MBSC Securities Corporation had established rights to its DREYFUS FUNDS INC trademark; (2) that the dreyfuscorp.com and dreyfus-corp.com domain names are confusingly similar to DREYFUS FUNDS INC; (3) that respondents had no rights or legitimate interests in the domain names; and (4) that respondents use of the domain names constituted bad faith registration and use.

The Fitzpatrick team included partner Edward E. Vassallo and associate Jessica Hiney.