Mad Dogg Athletics Secures Maximum Damages in Cyberpiracy Lawsuit

Mad Dogg Athletics secures maximum damages in cyberpiracy lawsuit against NYC Holding for use of infringing Spinning® domains.
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Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. (“MDA”), the leading provider of instructor education and products for indoor cycling, today announced a resounding victory in its lawsuit against NYC Holding for cyberpiracy and infringement of its world-famous Spin® and Spinning® trademarks.

A federal court in California has held NYC Holding, a New York-based company, liable for the maximum statutory damages of $100,000 per domain name for its unauthorized registration and use of the websites , , and . The judgment, totaling $316,549.50, included a permanent injunction against NYC Holding's use of MDA's trademarks and an award of Mad Dogg's attorneys' fees.

“MDA is committed to providing authorized fitness facilities, Spinning® instructors and Spinning® program participants with the exceptional programming and best-in-class products that have made the Spinning® program one of the most successful group exercise programs in history,” states MDA President John Baudhuin. “Vigorously enforcing our trademarks is critical to ensuring that our customers receive the exceptional quality they have come to expect from us since the Spinning® program originated 20 years ago.”

MDA systematically enforces its rights through cease-and-desist letters and public awareness initiatives including advertisements, direct mailings, fitness club displays and events including its annual World Spinning and Sports Conference. MDA has licensed the right to use its trademarks to such noteworthy corporations as Nike, Star Trac, and Body by Jake, and has placed its Spinner® brand stationary exercise cycles in numerous films and commercials.

Businesses offering indoor cycling instruction or products are encouraged to contact MDA to ensure that use of any Spinning® related trademarks is consistent with MDA's rights..

About Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
Venice California-based Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creator of the Spinning® program, is the worldwide leader in sales of indoor group cycling bikes, education and products. The company works closely with Star Trac on its patented line of commercial Spinner® bikes and develops Spinning® instructor education programs, such as the SPIN® (Spinning Program Instructor Network), Spinner® bikes for home use and a complete line of branded apparel and accessories. Through over 135,000 certified Spinning® instructors and 30,000 official Spinning® facilities, the Spinning® program has improved the health and fitness of millions worldwide. For more information about Mad Dogg Athletics and the Spinning® program, visit www.spinning.com.

Spin®, Spinning®, Spinner® and the Spinning logo are registered trademarks of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.

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