Domain Names

Our attorneys combine experience in intellectual property law with an understanding of the evolving law of the Internet. We can help to protect clients’ rights relative to the Internet and its evolving system of domain name governance. Our attorneys have counseled clients in the United States and throughout the world in trademark disputes over domain names handled under the ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

We also represent clients in federal court in connection with cybersquatting claims under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).  The firm also has experience with declaratory judgment actions seeking judicial declarations that a registrant has legitimate rights in a domain name.  The ACPA provides for statutory damages, with fines of up to $100,000 per domain name registered and used in bad faith, as well as injunctive relief.