Protecting Your Brand In Domain Name Litigation
The Internet has brought traditional intellectual property together with new and evolving cyber law. This includes both domain name ownership litigation and cybersquatting lawsuits.
- Domain name litigation: Disputes concerning domain names alleged to have been “stolen,” i.e., domain names acquired by fraud or that are transferred from the lawful owner without his or her authority or consent.
- Cybersquatting: When infringers register or use domain names that they know are protected trademarks of others.
If you are embroiled in a dispute about the use of a domain name, contact me, attorney Larry Townsend, to represent you and zealously protect your rights. Call 415-906-2792.
Vigorously Representing Your Rights In Domain Name Litigation
When a domain name is a trademark of another party, the trademark owner may go to federal court to seek compensation for any damages incurred by the infringement of his or her rights. According to the federal Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 – 1127, a trademark owner can seek the following in compensation:
- The transfer of the domain name
- An injunction
- Actual damages, defendant’s profits or statutory damages
- Attorney’s fees
My law firm is well-equipped with the knowledge to handle these claims in federal court. I will work hard to either help you retain your domain name or, if it was unlawfully acquired by another, prove all the elements of infringement.
If you would like to avoid the time and resources required to pursue domain name litigation, I will fully explain to you your options for seeking online arbitration under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Contact Me, San Francisco IP Lawyer Larry Townsend
Contact an attorney you can trust to knowledgeably handle your domain name litigation. With an office located in the heart of San Francisco, I am available to represent clients throughout Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Bay Area. Please complete this online contact form to get started or call my office.