ACPA Cases

Domain name owner lawsuits under the ACPA will stop a UDRP order for a  domain name transfer while a court hears the matter and makes decision on the merits or the case settles. The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), is a U.S. law enacted in 1999 that established a cause of action for […]

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Are Pay Per Click Sites Legitimate?

Pay per click sites are legitimate under WIPO’s Overview 3.0. However, at least two ADR Forum decisions disagree and say that “Use of a domain name to redirect Internet users to a site featuring unrelated pay-per-click hyperlinks may not be considered a bona fide offering of goods or services or legitimate noncommercial or fair use.” WIPO and […]

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Cybersquatting Cases

There are four main types of Cybersquatting cases: Domain name owners suing to stop domain hijacking and claiming damages. Trademark owners suing for Domains registered in bad faith to get the domain name canceled or transferred – “In Rem.” Trademark owners suing for Domains registered in bad faith to get the domain name canceled or transferred […]

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Cybersquatting

The cybersquatting law is also called the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act or the ACPA. Cybersquatting cases are a tool for trademark owners to seize later registered domain names that are registered by domain pirates in bad faith with regard to a given domain name. Cybersquatting does not apply to domains registered before a matching trademark or domains […]

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Domain Hijacking

Domain hijacking is also called RDNH or reverse domain name hijacking Domain hijacking happens when someone files a UDRP complaint or a court action in bad faith to get a domain name from its registered owner. A domain hijacking complaint is often called a plan B complaint. A classic plan B complaint to secure a […]

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