Harvard University brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts earlier this month against domain name owners, alleging trademark infringement and cyberpiracy (President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Michael Rhys, D. Mass., No. 99CV12489RCL, filed 12/6/99, Judge Reginald Lindsey).

Utilizing the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act�which, as part of the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriation Act, was passed by Congress and then signed by President Clinton�Harvard seeks to prevent Web Productions, a company that has registered 65 domain names relating to Harvard and Radcliffe, from using Harvard’s trademarks.

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