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Internet Law, Spring 2009, Prof. Greg R. Vetter 1 3- Internet Law z Module 3 z Domain Names Copyright © 2009 Greg R. Vetter Al rights reserved. Provided for student use only. Internet Law, Spring 2009, Prof. Greg R. Vetter 2 3- Lockheed Martin v. Network Solutions (CD.Cal.1997; aff’d 9th.1999) Trademark Infringement and Domain Names z No TM use by NSI, no direct infringement z No inducement z No knowledge-based contributory infringement z No “use” for dilution or § 43(a) unfair competition 1-800-H O LIDAY 1-800-H 0 LIDAY 1-800-4 0 5-4329 § 1114. Remedies; infringement; innocent infringement by printers and publishers (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the remedies given to the owner of a right infringed under this chapter or to a person bringing an action under section 1125 (a) or (d) of this title shall be limited as follows: (A) Where an infringer or violator is engaged solely in the business of printing the mark or violating matter for others and establishes that he or she was an innocent infringer or innocent violator, the owner of the right infringed or person bringing the action under section 1125 (a) of this title shall be entitled as against such infringer or violator only to an injunction against future printing.
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Internet Law, Spring 2009, Prof. Greg R. Vetter 3 3- Green Products v. Independence Corn (N.D.Iowa.1997) z Sr. user mark is GREEN PRODUCTS z Jr. user use is www.greenproducts.com z Confusion . . . of initial interest? z Content or no content posted to the domain . . . z Under preliminary injunction standard, who gets the domain name . . . impact of “whois” Internet Law, Spring 2009, Prof. Greg R. Vetter 4 3- Cardservice Intl. v. McGee (E.D.Va.1997) z Sr. user mark CARDSERVICE INTERNATIONAL z Jr. user registered www.cardservice.com z McGee is also in the merchant card processing business z LofC? 1. strength of the mark 2. proximity of the goods 3. similarity of the marks 4. evidence of actual confusion 5. marketing channels used 6. type of goods and the degree of care likely to be exercised by the purchaser 7. defendant's intent in selecting the mark 8. likelihood of expansion of the product lines
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Internet Law, Spring 2009, Prof. Greg R. Vetter 5 3- AntiCyberSquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) z McCarthy: “new category of ‘dilution’” z Problems of LofC, dilution and unfair competition law with respect to domain names
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