Is Contributory Cybersquatting the Next Front in Domain Name Litigation?
Kurt M. Saunders
California State University, Northridge
April 1, 2011
Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, p. 15, Spring 2011
Trademark owners have pursued cybersquatters for, in the early years of the Internet, claims of trademark infringement and dilution and, later, for claims under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. However, a recent trio of cases has opened the door to a potential cause of action against domain name registrars based on contributory liability for cybersquatting. The decisions in these cases are broadly consistent with a recent trend that has seen trademark owners suing online markets and service providers for the wrongdoing of their clients.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5
Keywords: trademark, domain names, cybersquatting, infringement, dilutionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 25, 2011
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