A Domain Name Registrar Nor A Domain Name Auction Site Is Liable Under Acpa For Infringement By A Third Party

The United States case of Bird v. Parsons, determined the potential liability of domain name auction sites and domain name registrars under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA") for the actions of third parties and the subsequent auction of the domain name that infringes upon a plaintiff’s trademark.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What about the use requirements of the Lanham Act?
What is the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act?
Who were the parties and the facts underlying the case?
What did the lower court determine?
What did the appellate court determine?


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