Attorneys Handling Cybersquatting Law

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

ESPN’s UDRP Complaint for NotSportsCenter.Com Fails

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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URS vs. UDRP: What is the Difference?

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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Variations of Cybersquatting

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. Cybersquatters use a variety of techniques to benefit […]

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Cybersquatting Lawsuit against Vacation Store of Miami & Media Insight Group, Inc.

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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What is Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?

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 Protected Under U.S. Trademark Law

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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Release of New Top Level Domains – Will They Help or Hurt?

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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Someone Stole My Domain Name from My GoDaddy Account, After Telling Me They Were Going to Steal My Domain Name

Writer Steve Ragan recently wrote an article regarding his invitation to the CEO of Night Lion Security to try to steal his domain. Unfortunately for Steve Ragan, it was successful stolen and the process only took a couple of days.

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Who should UDRP Respondents Choose as an UDRP Arbitrator?

Listing of the top UDRP arbitration panelist. Choosing the right one does make a difference in the filing of your UDRP Complaint.

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Trademark Infringement on new gTLDS. What every brand needs to know!

Even though the new extensions are being created to increase domain name availability, trademark owners have an increased risk of trademark infringement against their marks if they do not reserve or register under the new gTLD root extensions.

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