It seems blogger Perez Hilton can't lose in a court of law -- only in the court of public opinion. Hilton, real name Mario Lavandeira (who stole his blog name from Paris Hilton in order to use it for monetary gain) won a case against the blog PerezRevenge for stealing his name (Perez) and using it for monetary gain. Something doesn't add up here.
Lavandeira has won a case against PerezRevenge, a gossip site which styles itself as an antidote to Hilton's "meanness." U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess has ordered the blog's owners, Margie Rogers and Elizabeth Silver-Fagan, to stop using the PerezRevenge name, turn over the site to Hilton, and desist from "using the term 'Perez' to designate any platform, medium, and/or website that contains entertainment or celebrity news or gossip." READ MORE
So let me get this straight: if someone uses your name on a blog in a hateful or malicious manner, you can have the blog shut down and turned over to you? I never knew that. I'm glad I didn't name my blog after Beyonce!