Domain Registry Firm Tells 4th Circuit Rival Company Violated Lanham Act

Mealey's (February 12, 2016, 2:06 PM EST) -- RICHMOND, Va. — In its opening brief filed Feb. 9 in the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Verisign Inc. argues that claims and statements made by the operator of a new Internet top-level domain (TLD) comprised disparagement, misrepresentation and deception and, therefore, constituted false advertising under the Lanham Act (Verisign Inc. v. LLC, et al., No. 15-2526, 4th Cir.).

(Appellant brief available. Document #24-160218-031B.)


Verisign, which is headquartered in Reston, Va., oversees the “.com” and “.net” TLDs for websites. Verisign sells the...
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