Domain Name Infringement
Has someone taken your website or domain name?
Protect yourself from someone taking what’s yours. You might have issues with a lost or stolen website domain.
If someone hijacked your website domain name, you may need a UDRP (or “domain name proceeding”). Trademark law principles are likely to apply, so you want a lawyer that’s already been there and knows about trademarks.
Did someone accuse you of taking their website domain?
Protect yourself from someone wrongfully trying to strong-arm you with a claim that a domain or content is stolen.
If you have been accused of using a website domain someone else claims to own, then you may be in what’s called a UDRP (or “domain name proceeding”). Trademark law principles are likely to apply, so you want a lawyer that’s already been there and knows about trademarks.
Did you get an email about a UDRP (“domain name proceeding”)?
This is a special procedure created take control of stolen or misused website domains, usually by the owner of a trademark that’s similar to the domain name.
Domain name proceedings are similar to small lawsuits. They are usually based are this policy, which applies to most domains. That means you can fight back, and you’ll want help. You’ll want a lawyer that’s already been there and knows about trademarks.
I already have a domain name; isn’t that like a trademark?
No, they are not registered by the same agencies or do the same things.
Domain names are registered by other agencies, not the USPTO. Domain name registrations do not stop anyone from using a similar name. And a domain name registrar can (and will) register the same word for .com / .org / .net addresses to different owners.
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