The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy: New Opportunities for International Forum Shopping?

35 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2005

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Zohar Efroni

Stanford's Center for Internet and Society

Abstract

This Article analyzes the relationship between the UDRP and the ACPA. It highlights some concerns regarding international implications and manipulations of litigants in legal disputes concerning generic Top Level Domains. The analysis demonstrates who easily can mark owners influence the national forum, where challenges on UDRP decisions are heard and decided. The article further voices concerns regarding the current legal structure which allows mark owners to divert UDRP challenges to US federal courts when foreign marks are involved and adjudicated according to US trademark law.

Keywords: UDRP, ACPA, domain names, forum shopping, cybersquatting

JEL Classification: K13, K33, K41

Suggested Citation

Efroni, Zohar, The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy: New Opportunities for International Forum Shopping?. Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 26, p. 335, Summer 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=667282

Zohar Efroni (Contact Author)

Stanford's Center for Internet and Society ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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