9th Circuit Rejects Antitrust, Lanham Act Claims Against ICANN

Mealey's (August 4, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Allegations that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) violates the Sherman Act by monopolizing the market for top-level domains (TLDs) like “.com” and “.net” were properly dismissed, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 31 (name.space Inc. v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, No. 13-55553, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13360).

(Decision available. Document #16-150817-001Z.)

Moreover, according to the panel of Circuit Judges Stephen Reinhardt, N. Randy Smith and Andrew D. Hurwitz, name.space Inc.’s trademark...
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