Judge Allows Microsoft's Cybersquatting Case to Proceed

Microsoft scored a notable victory in the war on so-called cybersquatters when Seattle federal district court judge Ricardo Martinez issued a 9-page opinion allowing Microsoft to proceed with what he called "a novel cause of action for contributory cybersquatting." Microsoft argued in an amended complaint that Digispace and yMultimedia "actively and intentionally induced others" to infringe and cybersquat on Microsoft trademarks by providing instruction on how to do so, purportedly as a way for squatters increase traffic to their own sites.