Harrods, Limited v. Sixty Internet Domain Names in Suit Involving Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act
Arent Fox obtained judgment, after trial, in favor of a famous international retailer in a groundbreaking in rem Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act suit against 60 Internet Domain Names registered by a South American entity purporting to have rights in the names registered. Harrods, Limited v. Sixty Internet Domain Names, 157 F. Supp.2d 658, (E.D.Va 2001). Arent Fox represented the retailer in defendants’ appeal of the trial court judgment to the Court of Appeals which, in affirming the judgment in favor of the client, decided several legal issues of first impression nationwide. Harrods, Limited v. Sixty Internet Domain Names, 302 F.3d 214 (4th Cir. 2002). A 2002 survey of in-house and outside counsel reported in Intellectual Property Today voted the trial court decision to be among the top eight US trademark litigation matters decided in the past five years.