Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Law and Legal Definition

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act establishes a cause of action for registering, trafficking, or using a domain name confusingly similar to, or dilutive of a trademark or personal name. The object of the Act is to tackle the problem of cybersquatting. This Act empowers the owner to bring a cause of action against a domain name registrant who:

1. has a bad faith intent to profit from the mark; and

2. registers, traffics in, or uses a domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to a distinctive mark, identical or confusingly similar to or dilutive of a famous mark.