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Office Depot and Assigniee DS Holdings v. Zuccarini,621 F.Supp.2d 773 (N.D. Cal. 2007), affirmed, 596 F.3d 696 (9th Cir. 2010).

Case Conclusion Date: 02.26.2010

Practice Area: Litigation

Outcome: The domains names were auctioned and the proceeds distributed to the judgment creditor.

Description: In this landmark case, my firm represented a judgment creditor against the infamous cybersquatter, John Zuccarini. My firm identified a large portfolio of domains held by Zuccarini and seized them in federal court in San Francisco. The order appointing a receiver to auction the domain names was appealed. The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the trial court's order in a landmark decision, clarifying how domain names may be seized in the location of the registrar or registry, and thereafter auctioned off in satisfaction of a debt just like other personal property.

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