Registering a trademarked name as a domain name with the intention of selling it to an individual or company that actually owns the trademarked name.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

The practice of acquiring a business name, trademark, or celebrity name as a domain name, hoping to later profit by reselling the domain name back to the company or person who has been disadvantaged. The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999 authorizes a cybersquatting victim to file a federal lawsuit to regain a domain name or sue for financial compensation. Victims of cybersquatting can also use the provisions of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy adopted by ICANN, an international tribunal administering domain names.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

cybersquatting, cyberpiracy
The unauthorised use of a trade mark or a name confusingly similar to a trade mark in a domain name in circumstances of bad faith.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

n. The registering of a domain name on the Internet in the hope of selling or licensing it at a profit to a person or entity who wishes to use it. If the domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark used by that person or entity, the owner of the trademark has a cause of action against whoever registered and is holding on to the name. Also called cyberpiracy, domain name grabbing, and domain name piracy.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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