Cybersquatters Facing Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

Online extortion in any form is unacceptable. Cyber extortionists may be people who register well-known company names as domain names, who misdirect Internet users to inappropriate sites, or who otherwise damage trademarks that businesses have spent decades building into recognizable brands. The Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) was passed in order to put a halt to cybersquatters'' activities.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is a trademark?
What is the Federal Trademark Dilution Act?
What is the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act?
How was the ACPA applied in Sporty''s Farm L.L.C. v. Sportman''s Market, Inc?
How was the ACPA applied in Shields v. Zuccarini?

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