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Based on Section 2 of the Report of Sen. Hatch from the Judiciary Committee on August 5, 1999, the Congress found:<ref>[http://www.citmedialaw.org/sites/citmedialaw.org/files/ACPA%20leg%20history.pdf Congress Findings]</ref>
 
Based on Section 2 of the Report of Sen. Hatch from the Judiciary Committee on August 5, 1999, the Congress found:<ref>[http://www.citmedialaw.org/sites/citmedialaw.org/files/ACPA%20leg%20history.pdf Congress Findings]</ref>
# The registration, trafficking in, or use of a domain name that is identical to, confusingly similar to, or dilutive of a trademark or service mark of another that is distinctive at the time of registration of the domain name, without regard to the goods or services of the parties, with the bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of another’s mark (commonly referred to as "cyberpiracy" and "[[cybersquatting]]."
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1. The registration, trafficking in, or use of a domain name that is identical to, confusingly similar to, or dilutive of a trademark or service mark of another that is distinctive at the time of registration of the domain name, without regard to the goods or services of the parties, with the bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of another’s mark (commonly referred to as "cyberpiracy" and "[[cybersquatting]]."
 
* results in consumer fraud and public confusion as to the true source or sponsorship of goods and services;
 
* results in consumer fraud and public confusion as to the true source or sponsorship of goods and services;
 
* impairs electronic commerce, which is important to interstate commerce and the United States economy;
 
* impairs electronic commerce, which is important to interstate commerce and the United States economy;
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* places unreasonable, intolerable, and overwhelming burdens on trademark owners in protecting their valuable trademarks.
 
* places unreasonable, intolerable, and overwhelming burdens on trademark owners in protecting their valuable trademarks.
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2. Amendments to the Trademark Act of 1946 would clarify the rights of a trademark owner to provide for adequate remedies and to deter cyberpiracy and cybersquatting.
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2. Amendments to the Trademark Act of 1946 would clarify the rights of a trademark owner to provide for adequate remedies and to deter cyberpiracy and cybersquatting.
    
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