Parody Will Not Be A Sufficient Defense To An Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act If There Is Confusion Present

The First Amendment will not protect cybersquatters if they operate a website under a domain name that infringes on a plaintiff’s trademark. There is not a First Amendment to the use of trademarks in domain names unless a possible parody defense exists.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is a trademark and how is trademark infringement proven?
What is the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act?
What is parody?
Who were the parties and the facts underlying the case?
What did the appellate court determine in regards to the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the parody defense?


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