" Protest, Parody and Criticism Sites
Re: Infringement of XXX, Inc.'s Intellectual Property Rights
This firm represents XXX,Inc. It has come to XXX's attention that you have registered and been using the domain name XXXSUCKS.COM. Your activities constitute trademark infringement and unfair competition under Federal and State law and may be in violation of the recently enacted Anticybersquatting statute and ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. XXX.Inc will not tolerate attempts to trade off its excellent reputation. We hereby demand that you (1) immediately deactivate (remove name service from) all hosts in the XXXSUCKS.COM domain, and (2) agree to transfer the domain to XXX,Inc. Should you fail to do so, XXX,Inc. will take the additional measures it deems appropriate to protect its valuable trademark rights.
Even though the Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, trademark and copyright owners have rights, that may or may not be violated by the name or content of a web site you have dedicated to protest, criticism or parody. If you violate these rights, there are a number of court actions that can be brought against you in federal and/or state court. In addition, a trademark owner can file for a quick administrative proceeding to take away your domain name, in order to deprive you of the ability to easily direct Internet users to your site. This administrative proceeding involves the UDRP.