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Earlier this year Jones Day made a successful case against a United Kingdom-based cybersquatter who had registered Eastman Chemical Co.’s domain name himself. The upset loser, Pankajkumar Patel, created a spoof Jones Day Web site in October, lambasting the firm’s litigation methods. The Web site took aim at the attorney who handled the case, Carrie Kiedrowski, asking whether she was a “compulsive liar.” One headline read: “Due to their immoral and unlawful actions, they are now subject of a parody site.” But Jones Day and an Ohio court didn’t find the site quite as funny as the creator apparently intended. Late last month, Jones Day won a permanent injunction against Patel and is now seeking attorney fees in the case. “There is only one message displayed by this site and that’s infringement,” says Robert Ducatman, a Jones Day partner handling the case. “There is nothing comical about it at all.” Patel, who is representing himself in the matter, could not be reached for comment.
Emma Schwartz can be contacted at [email protected].

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