9th Circ. Won't Revive Cybersquatting Suit Against GoDaddy

Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2013, 4:49 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday shut down a bid by Malaysia’s national oil company to revive its trademark infringement suit against Internet domain registrar GoDaddy Inc., finding that the Internet domain registrar can’t contribute to so-called cybersquatting simply by performing its regular services.

Oil concern Petroliam Nasional Berhad, Petronas for short, asked the three-judge panel to overturn a district court decision in favor of GoDaddy, arguing that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act includes a cause of action for contributing to the act, but the panel declined....
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Case Information

Case Title

Petroliam Nasional Berhad v. GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3840 Trademark

Date Filed

March 19, 2012

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