FIDE being sued for $5 billion!!
Chess title dynasty: Alexander Alekhine, Bobby Fischer and Stan Vaughan
Stan Vaughan is deadly serious! And to prove it he has taken FIDE to court, filing the papers earlier this month. Stan is president and founder of the WORLD CHESS FEDERATION, (WCF), incorporated as a non-profit in Nevada. When Alekhine died in 1946 FIDE simply assumed that they could take possession of Alekhine’s WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP title. Fast forward to Stan Vaughan and his WCF, who/which today LEGALLY OWN the worldwide rights to its name and the worldwide rights to “The World Chess Championship”.
And Stan Vaughan is STANDING UP for his rights, and WINNING too! Earlier this year Stan forced Apple i-tunes to stop selling an app that indicated that Carlsen was ‘the world chess champion’ and just a little while ago he convinced Amazon to ban selling FIDE chess clocks in the USA. (FIDE had been attempting to sell their clocks in USA as the” official chess clock of the World Chess Federation”) In addition, Stan writes: ‘‘Amazon has informed us they are expanding the seller bans for violating WCF trademarks to HOUSE of Staunton as well as US Chess Federation for selling products that violate our World Chess Federation trademark rights.”
Back to the $5,000,000,000 law suit against FIDE, Stan writes: ‘‘In addition to the violation of WCF trademarks issues, we are also including the issues of illegality of FIDE non compete contracts being required which violate US Sherman and Clayton anti Trust and anti- Monopoly laws.”
I will keep the readers up to date as this legal case develops. In the mean time, you can find the link to Stan’s twitter page on the side bar below and follow things yourself. Good luck!