Cybersquatting law faces first test

A federal district court judge in Oakland, Calif. is expected to rule next week on what may be the first legal test of the newly signed Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

A federal district court judge in Oakland, Calif. is expected to rule next week on what may be the first legal test of the newly signed Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. Quokka Sports Inc. filed suit against two New Zealand-based companies claiming it negotiated the exclusive right to the AmericasCup.com domain name with trademark holder America’s Cup Properties last April. Justin Nicholas and Aaron Brett of New Zealand’s Cup International Ltd. and Cup International Internet Ventures, the defendants in this case, are the current holders of the domain. Full story to follow. -- Jennifer Mack, ZDNN