Musician Suing Online Firm
Jan. 21, 2000
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Musician John Tesh is suing an online firm that registered the Internet domain name johntesh.com.
``John Tesh is a recognized family brand whose ability to promote products and family values has been recognized worldwide,'' Charles N. Kenworthy, Tesh's lawyer, said in the lawsuit against Celebsites.com.
The attorney said the competing site could compromise Tesh's authorized site _ tesh.com _ which he said offers ``intelligence for the family.''
There was no response from Celebsites.com officials after an e-mail inquiry.
The federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday under a law passed last year that bars ``cybersquatting,'' or registering an Internet domain in the name of a famous person or company then trying to sell it for a profit. Brad Pitt and Kenny Rogers also have sued recently under the law.