Attorneys Handling Cybersquatting Law

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

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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ICANN New gTLD Question: How will ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse work? – YouTube Video

YouTube video regarding how trademarks are going to be handled and how do I know if someone is trying to register a string that I consider my own?

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What is ‘Bad Faith’ Intent to Profit Under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act?

The summary of cases that briefly outline how the Courts were able to find that the bad faith requirement had been met under the ACPA when individuals and companies did intend to profit from other’s domain names and trademarks in registration and/or use.

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Protecting Against Trademark Infringement on New gTLDs

Donuts, Inc. has now released many new gTLDs of the several hundred for which they have applied, and cybersquatters around the globe have wasted no time in snatching up domains related to well-known consumer brands. Some worry that with the new gTLDs come new opportunites for cybersquatters to extort trademark owners. Although Donuts offers a Domain […]

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Donuts Protect Marks

Donuts, Inc. previously launched several new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) and has also launched its Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) to protect trademarked domains.

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How to Get Your Domain Name Back From a Domain Name Theft

Stolen domain names and domain theft are all to common. Sometimes, the person who seals a domain name has access to the registrants account with the register. Their former employee, partner, or website developer. Now that they control the registrants account, they essentially control the domain name. What our cybersquatting law attorneys typically see is a […]

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Final Rights Protection Mechanism (RPM) Requirements For New gTLD (Generic Top Level Domain) Registries

On October 1, 2013, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) published its final Rights Protection Mechanism (RPM) Requirements for the new gTLD (Generic Top Level Domain) registries. This allows people who hold trademarks to be protected during the Domain Name System expansion. Trademark protections were developed as the new gTLD program begins, they […]

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What is a gTLD?

What is a gTLD video blog post Chances are you have heard te acronym gTLD if you work in almost any industry related to the internet. gTLD stands for “Generic Top Level Domain” and refers to the new generic terms that will be replacing .com, .net, and so on. So, instead of Nike.com you could […]

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Cybersquatting on Personal Names

More and more people are familiar with traditional cybersquatting, which is the registration used for trafficking in the domain name corresponding to the trademark of another with a bad faith intent to profit from that trademark of another. However, cybersquatting also entails registration and use of personal names and as domain name. Although 15 USC 11 […]

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UDRP Attorney Update: Should you flee or fight a UDRP complaint?

A large number of UDRP complaints are never responded to by the respondent.  As  a UDRP attorney specializing in both complaints and responses to Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy arbitration proceedings, I see it all the time.  Some respondents don’t participate because they don’t want to spend the money on a UDRP lawyer to go through […]

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