Cybersquatting Law

Why Choose a Traverse Legal Cybersquatting Attorney?

• Traverse Legal’s cybersquatting attorneys are recognized for their experience and innovation across a wide range of domain name and cybersquatting law issues for both trademark holders and legitimate domainers.
• We have handled several litigation cases under the Lanham Act and Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”).
• Our law firm has experience arbitrating cybersquatting cases for complainants and respondents under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) and National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”).

Services Offered

• Domain Name Lawsuit Representation, including Plaintiff-side and Defense.
• Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) Matters.
• Cyberpiracy Protections for Individuals, including celebrities.
• Cybersquatting Threat Letter and Response Letters.
• Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.
• Domain Name Transactions, including Domain Name Sale or Lease.
• Domain Name Agreements, including domain transfers, domain escrow and domain brokerage.
• Domain Name Arbitration pursuant to Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”), including WIPO, NAF and International.
UDRP Complaints, Responses and Settlements.
• Domain Name Valuation.
• Domain Name Monetization.

Frequently Asked Questions

TyposquattingHow Can My Stolen Domain Name Be Retrieved?
Domain name theft is real. A web developer, web host, employee, partner, IT professional or third party who gains access to your domain registrant account can transfer your valuable domain name away from your control or shut down your website. Domain theft is real and it happens every day. ind out from a domain protection lawyer how to protect yourself.
Cybersquatting a Personal Name or Proper NameIs My Personal Name Protected Under the ACPA?
Yes, personal or proper names are protected from cybersquatting under the ACPA, and anyone who “registers a domain name that consists of the name of another living person, or a name substantially and confusingly similar thereto, without that person’s consent, with the specific intent to profit from such name by selling the domain name for financial gain to that person or any third party, shall be liable in a civil action by such person”. An experienced cybersquatting lawyer can help you understand if your personal name is protected.
TyposquattingSomeone Registered a Typo of My Domain Name. Is this Illegal?
This form of cybersquatting is referred to as “typosquatting.” Cybersquatting trademark typos relies on the internet user making a typographical error when typing a know or trademark protected web address into the URL bar of the browser. Our cybersquatting lawyers represent clients just like you on cybersquatting issues just like these.
UDRP DamagesCan I Receive Cybersquatting Damages Under the UDRP?
No – the only remedy under the UDRP is the transfer of the domain name. In some cases, the UDRP is a good option for a trdemark holder. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit against the cybersquatter under the ACPA is warranted. A trademark and cybersquatting attorney can help you select a plan of attack which fits within your goals and attonrey fee budget.
ACPA DamagesCan I Receive Cybersquatting Damages Under the ACPA?
Yes – the maximum amount awarded for cybersquatting damages under the ACPA is $100,000.00. But attorneys fees are sometimes awarded as well. A cybersquatting lawyer can help you understand the potential risks and rewards of pursuing a domain name through threat letter, UDRP arbitration or ACPA lawsuit.

Traverse Legal’s Attorneys are globally recognized for their experience and results in the legal areas of: Complex Litigation, Internet, Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Cybersquatting, Drone, Defamation, Trade SecretNon-Compete, and Outside General Counsel.

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