The Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) is a statute under the Lanham Act which specifically protects domain names from trademark infringement.
What are the elements which must be proven to establish cybersquatting under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) creates liability for cert. Under the ACPA, a plaintiff must show that “(1) the defendant registered, trafficked in, or used a domain name; (2) the domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a protected mark owned by the plaintiff; and (3) the defendant acted with ‘bad faith intent to profit from that mark.’” DSPT International v. Nahum, No. 08- 55062 2010 WL 4227883 at *3 (9th Cir. Oct. 27, 2010); 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d)(1)(A).