Fourth Circuit Reverses Barcelona.com Decision

The Fourth Circuit has reversed the lower court  in the Barcelona.com case.  The District Court had held that the owner of a Spanish national trademark registration could invoke the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.  In contrast, the Fourth Circuit held today that “It requires little discussion that this use of Spanish law by the district court was erroneous under the terms of the statute.”

Barcelona.com, Inc. v. Excelentisimo Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, No. 02-1396 (4th Cir. June 2, 2003).

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