Attorneys Handling Cybersquatting Law

Across a wide range of domain name and cybersquatting law issues for both trademark holders and legitimate domainers.

If you have a domain name issue, chances are the first question your attorney will ask you will be about whether your domain name is trademark protected. A domain trademark lawyer can typically increase leverage if the domain name matches your trademark, or otherwise has common law trademark rights. A Domain Name Trademark Lawyer Can […]

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The Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) is an administrative process developed by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers (“ICANN“) to facilitate disputes related to the registration of generic top-level domains (“gTLDs”).  Through third-parties such as the FORUM and/or the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO“), a Complainant may file an UDRP Complaint against […]

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After a two year legal battle, Traverse Legal has won summary judgment for an Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) claim on behalf of Palace Resorts.  The Southern District of Florida found that Palace Resorts had carried its burden and was entitled to a judgment as a matter of law. To succeed on a summary judgment […]

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On June 6, 2017, ESPN filed a Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) complaint with the National Arbitration Forum against the owner of NotSportsCenter.Com.  As the owner of the registered trademark SPORTSCENTER (Reg. No. 1627702), ESPN sought to have the NotSportsCenter.Com domain name transferred to their possession.  Unfortunately for ESPN, they were unable to establish […]

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As an alternative to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) introduced the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (“URS”) in 2013, which serves as more streamlined and less expensive approach to recover a cybersquatted domain name.  After several years following the implementation of the URS, the […]

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What is a Cybersquatter? What do they do? While you may know what cybersquatting is generally and what potential legal action you can take for remedies under the Anticybersquatting Protection Act (“ACPA”), not knowing specific techniques used by cybersquatters may leave you unaware that you are currently being or have been a victim of cybersquatting. […]

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Traverse Legal, PLC and the Tenzer PLLC in Miami represent Heron Development Corp. (holder of Palace Resorts’ trademarks in the United States) in a Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) and Trademark Infringement case pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  The Defendants in the case are Vacation Tours, Inc. (AKA: Vacation Store […]

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Different from domain hijacking (the act of changing the registration of a domain name without the permission of the original registrant), Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (“RDNH”) “occurs where a trademark owner attempts to secure a domain name by making false cybersquatting claims against a domain name’s rightful owner.”  Under the ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute […]

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Politician domain names are covered under the ACPA. There are other options other than filing a court case if their name has been cybersquatted by a third party.

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Will the new top level domain extension .SUCKS help or hurt businesses? Some believe that this TLD may produce additional opportunities for disgruntled customers or fans and competitors to create controversial and defamatory websites to discredit and harm those targeted.

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