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Lahoti v. VeriCheck, Inc., No. 08-35001

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By FindLaw Staff on November 16, 2009 12:47 PM

In an action seeking a declaratory judgment that plaintiff's acquisition of the domain name did not constitute trademark infringement or cybersquatting, judgment against plaintiff is vacated and remanded where the district court's factual decision that the "VeriCheck" mark was a distinctive, legally protectable mark under the ACPA and federal trademark law was based in part on reasoning contrary to federal trademark law and based in part on reasoning that could support the district court's conclusion.

Read Lahoti v. VeriCheck, Inc., No. 08-35001

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Argued and Submitted March 9, 2009

Filed November 16, 2009


Opinion by Judge Gould


For Appellant:

Derek A. Newman, Randall Moeller, and John Du Wors, Newman & Newman, Attorneys at Law, LLP, Seattle, WA

For Appellee:

Shannon M. Jost and Aviva Kamm, Stokes Lawrence, P.S., Seattle, WA

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