Attorneys Handling Cybersquatting Basics
Toys ‘R’ Us Domains Up for Auction
As a result of Toys ‘R’ Us going bankrupt and closing all of its U.S. stores, toy retailer plans to place some of its assets up for auction, including a slew of surprising domain names one might not expect a toy company to own. Among the domains soon to be auctioned include sex-toys-r-us.com, ihatetoysrus.com, toysrussucks.com, kinkytoysrus.com, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Traverse Legal offers a cybersquatting report that enables us to identify using various what other domains might be out there that correspond to your trademark. Now, keep in mind, cybersquatting is when someone registers uses or traffics in a domain name that is confusingly similar to a trademark that you own with a bad faith […]Read More
What is Bad Faith Cybersquatting under the ACPA?
So what is bad faith cybersquatting, and what does a plaintiff who has filed an ACPA cybersquatting lawsuit have to prove? And what does the defendant have to establish in order to avoid a finding of bad faith under the ACPA? There are a number of non-exhaustive factors that a jury is going to look […]Read More
How to Deal with Cybersquatting
Welcome to Cybersquatting Law Radio where domain name, cybersquatting, and trademark domain name issues are always the hottest topic of discussion. Whether you are a trademark owner who believes they are a victim of cybersquatting or a domain owner wrongly accused of trademark infringement, you will find all the tips you need to protect your […]Read More
What Is Cybersquatting?
Commonly known as domain squatting, the definition of cybersquatting is different under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) and the Uniform Domain Resolution Policy (UDRP). Essentially, it is the registration, use of attempt to sell a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to another. In many […]Read More