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Prudential Can Proceed with Domain Name Lawsuit, Judge Rules

July 23, 2020, 9:38 PM

Prudential Financial can proceed with its cybersquatting and trademark infringement case against a domain name, a federal judge ruled.

Prudential in April filed a claim against Frank Zhang, a resident of China, and the domain name pru.com, alleging cybersquatting in violation of the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act as well as trademark infringement. Zhang’s domain was identical to its PRU trademark, Prudential said.

Zhang moved to dismiss the lawsuit or have it transferred to the District of Arizona, saying he consented to personal jurisdiction in Arizona but is not subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia.

U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis...

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