Modern business brand strategies typically involve widespread use of the internet, websites and domain names. Likewise, many copyright, trademark and other intellectual property infringement disputes arise from how businesses and individuals use the internet.
At Tolpin & Partners, we assist clients with domain name acquisition, enforcement and defense. We handle matters before domain name registrars related to registering, assigning and transferring domain names. We conduct cybersquatting and ownership investigations related to domain name disputes and often assist clients by negotiating purchases and sales of domain names.
Remedies for cybersquatting are available in U.S. courts, and we have the experience and know-how to succeed in that venue. However, many cybersquatting issues can be resolved more quickly and at lower cost through an arbitration proceeding under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) made available by ICANN, the international governing body which controls domain name ownership and use. We have successfully protected and recovered clients’ domain names through UDRP proceedings.
We use multiple tools to assist our clients with cybersquatting issues that threaten their businesses and reputations. Tolpin & Partners can obtain domain name registrations while simultaneously obtaining U.S. trademark registrations to increase the scope of protection and assets of our clients’ businesses. We also clear and protect the content and designs of websites and provide legal counseling concerning the internet and software.
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