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California Governor Signs Anticybersquatting Statute Providing Protection Not Covered By Federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

September 01, 2000

By Joshua Hamilton and John M. Genga

On August 23, 2000, California Governor Gray Davis signed into law Senate Bill 1319, California’s anticybersquatting statute. The bill amends the California Business and Professions Code by adding sections 17525-17528, and makes it unlawful for a person, with bad faith intent, to register, traffic in or use an Internet domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to the personal name of another living person or deceased personality.