In what is believed to be the first appellate ruling concerning the new Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that a Christmas tree company’s Internet domain name was registered in bad faith, merely to take advantage of another company’s well-known mark.

After reviewing the intersection of the new law and the Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995, a unanimous court made that ruling in Sporty’s Farm v. Sportsman’s Market Inc., 98-7452.

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