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On December 4th the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that will reverberate for years to come in...

Ninth Circuit says Anticybersquatting Act was Separated at Birth from Lanham Act by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association Tweet On December 4th the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that will reverberate for years to come in cybersquatting cases brought under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). While the Court’s declaration that “the ACPA does not provide a cause of action for contributory cybersquatting” is important in itself, its dicta regarding the history of the ACPA – finding that “Congress did not incorporate the common law of trademark, including contributory infringement, into the ACPA” – will likely have broad future repercussions. The opinion was rendered in the case of Petronas v. Godaddy.com, Inc. (cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2013/12/04/12-15584.pdf ). Petronas, a Malaysian oil and gas company, alleged that ...

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