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==Legislative History==
 
==Legislative History==
Senator Spencer Abraham from  Michigan introduced S.1255 (Trademark Cyberpiracy Prevention Act) in the Senate on July 21, 1999; it was co-sponsored by Senators John Breaux, Orrin Hatch, Patrick Leah, Trent Lott, John McCain and Robert Torricelli. The bill is an amendment of the Trademark Act of 1946, which allows the legal owner of a trade or service mark to file a civil action against any person, who in bad faith intentionally registers a domain name that is confusingly similar or identical to a distinct mark or dilutive or popular mark to gain profit.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:SN01255:@@@L&summ2=m& S.1255 Bill Summary]</ref> A related bill '''H.R. 3028''' was sponsored by Rep. James Rogan in the House of Representatives.
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Senator Spencer Abraham from  Michigan introduced S.1255 (Trademark Cyberpiracy Prevention Act) in the Senate on July 21, 1999; it was co-sponsored by Senators John Breaux, Orrin Hatch, Patrick Leah, Trent Lott, John McCain and Robert Torricelli. The bill is an amendment of the Trademark Act of 1946, which allows the legal owner of a trade or service mark to file a civil action against any person, who in bad faith intentionally registers a domain name that is confusingly similar or identical to a distinct mark or dilutive or popular mark to gain profit.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:SN01255:@@@L&summ2=m& S.1255 Bill Summary]</ref> A related bill H.R. 3028 was sponsored by Rep. James Rogan in the House of Representatives.
    
Subsequently on July 22, the Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Hatch conducted a hearing regarding the bill. Several individuals testified in the hearing, including: [[Anne H. Chasser]], president of the [[International Trademark Association]], [[Christopher D. Young]], president and CEO of [[Cyveillance, Inc.]] and Gregory D. Phillips, Partner at Howard, Phillips & Anderson Law Firm in Salt Lake City, Utah.<ref>[http://www.citmedialaw.org/sites/citmedialaw.org/files/ACPA%20leg%20history.pdf Judiciary Committee Hearing]</ref>
 
Subsequently on July 22, the Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Hatch conducted a hearing regarding the bill. Several individuals testified in the hearing, including: [[Anne H. Chasser]], president of the [[International Trademark Association]], [[Christopher D. Young]], president and CEO of [[Cyveillance, Inc.]] and Gregory D. Phillips, Partner at Howard, Phillips & Anderson Law Firm in Salt Lake City, Utah.<ref>[http://www.citmedialaw.org/sites/citmedialaw.org/files/ACPA%20leg%20history.pdf Judiciary Committee Hearing]</ref>
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