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Archive | May, 2015

Trademark Owner’s Right to Earlier Registered Domain Name

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) provides that “[a] person shall be liable in a civil action by an owner of a mark . . . if . . . the mark . . . is distinctive at the time of the registration of the domain name. . . .” This surely means that if […]

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Noteworthy UDRP Decisions April and May 2015

Traffic Names, Ltd. V. Zhenghui Yiming, In Re:,; and, 1:14cv1607 (E.D. Va, Alexandria Division May 12, 2015). Magistrate’s Report dated April 14, 2015. In Rem action under the ACPA for fraudulent transfer of domain names. Magistrate Judge found: “Plaintiff’s registration of the Subject Domain Names and use of them in business since […]

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