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Hamilton County Republican Party v. Dalton

Topic(s): Internet Free Speech - Use of Brand Names in Domain Names and Metatags
Date Of Involvement: 11/23/2005

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The Hamilton County Republican Party sued Michael Dalton, who maintained a website critical of the party at http://www.hamiltoncountyrepublicanparty.com. The party moved for a temporary restraining order, claiming that Dalton's protest website infringed the party's trademark in the phrase "Hamilton County Republican Party." Public Citizen Litigation Group filed a memorandum in opposition to the party's motion. After the motion was denied, the party agreed to drop its case.