January 9, 2007 | Posted by Contributor
Audi AG ("Audi") filed a lawsuit against Bob D'Amato ("D'Amato") alleging that D'Amato's audisport.com website infringed and diluted Audi's trademarks. Audi further alleged that D'Amato violated the AntiCybersquatting Consumer Protection Act through his use of the audisport.com website. Audi filed a motion for summary judgment and prevailed on this motion at the trial level. On appeal, the appellate court affirmed the district court's ruling concluding that D'Amato was liable for trademark infringement, dilution, and violation of the AntiCybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.