On Monday, April 9, 2023, Marina Lang will lead the discussion about recent 9th Circuit Opinion RIGSBY V. GODADDY INC.
See Published Opinion Here: https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2023/02/03/21-16182.pdf
The panel held that Plaintiff–a well known athlete and speaker– could not satisfy “use in commerce” prong of the Lanham Act & could not overcome GoDaddy’s immunity protections under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. Worst of all, his request to have his domain name returned to him after a “billing glitch” was ultimately denied, allowing the Plaintiff’s domain, Scottrigsbyfoundation.org, to remain in the hands of a third-party gambling site.
All are welcome to attend the program at noon Pacific Time. To join the discussion, please RSVP via email to elisham @ socalip.com (remove the spaces, which have been inserted to thwart spammers) by noon the day of the program to obtain a video conference link. This activity has been approved for one hour of CLE credit.