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August 12, 2007

Zango Threat Letter

Filed under: — admin @ 12:31 pm

zango

CONFIDENTIAL – FOR SETTLEMENT PURPOSES ONLY

31 July 2007

(my name and address here)

RE: zingozango.com

Dear Mr. Doerksen,
We write concerning your registration of the domain name zingozango.com (the "Domain Name"). The website at the Domain Name provides a variety of links to goods and services, including software which removes software produced by Zango Technologies, LLC ("Zango").

Zango provides a widely known and popular website at www.zango.com, and is a leading provider of games, downloadable software, screensavers, video and many more goods and services. Zango adopted its corporate name and ZANGO trademark in 2003 and, since that time, has actively used the ZANGO name and trademark in connection with its online business. Zango owns United States trademark registrations and applications for the ZANGO trademark in multiple classes of goods and services, as well as international registrations in a variety of other related trademarks.

Zango has made a substantial investment in developing and providing its good and services. As a result of Zango’s efforts and its devotion of substantial effort and resources to provide high quality services, the ZANGO name and trademarks are widely known among the consuming public worldwide, and the name and trademarks embody substantial and valuable goodwill.

The Domain Name contains the ZANGO mark in addition to a non-distinctive term. Your use of the Domain Name in association with a product which — among other features — deletes ZANGO software, at a domain name that is condusingly similar to the ZANGO mark, is likely to cause consumer confusion. To be clear, Zango is not here objecting to your provision of this software. However, Zango cannot permit the consumer confusion that results from your providing this software at a domain name confusingly similar to its well-known ZANGO mark.

To avoid this consumer confusion, Zango must insist that you immediately stop using the Domain Name and all other domain names which incorporate or are confusingly similar to the ZANGO mark (the "Domain Names"). Please immediately cease all use of the Domain Names and either transfer them to Zango or allow the Domain Names to expire at the next renewal deadline. You should not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the Domain Names to a third party, and must completely refrain from registering or using any other mark, domain name, or corporate name that incorporates or is confusingly similar to the ZANGO mark in the future. In addition, you must provide us with a full list of all such Domain Names that you have registered or use.

You [sic] use of the ZANGO trademark constitutes willful infringement, and subjects you to serious consequences, including up to three times your profits and our damages, in addition to other civil and criminal liability. Your use of the ZANGO trademark in the Domain Name subjects you to additional serious penalties of up to $100,000 per domain name for using, selling, or offering to sell a domain name that infringes our trademark rights, under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

Please confirm in writing that you will agree to resolve these matters as requested. You may contact us at the address on the first page of this letter or via email at trademarks@zango.com. If we do not receive confirmation from you that you will comply with our request within seven (7) days, we will have no choice but to pursue all available remedies. This correspondence is without any limitation on Zango’s rights and remedies.

Sincerely,

Zango Trademark Compliance Team

Enclosures: Copy of U.S. Trademark Registration

3600 136th Place SE
Bellevue, Washington
98006

tel 425.279.1200
fax 425.279.1199

www.zango.com

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