Gander Mountain Sues Cabela's Over Web Addresses
Type GanderMountainCatalog.com into a web browser. You get Cabela's homepage: Cabelas.com. Same for GanderCatalog.com. That might be clever, but it's also illegal, according to St. Paul, Minn.-based Gander Mountain, which on Friday sued Nebraska-based Cabela's, its larger competitor in the outdoors retail sector, for illegal cybersquatting. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Minneapolis, Gander accuses Cabela's of violating federal and state statutes as well as common law. Among the allegations, Gander says Cabela's is in violation of the federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, trademark infringement and trademark dilution.