Cybersquatting occurs when individuals wrongfully register names as Internet domains with the wrongful intent of profiting off another’s goodwill. Barshay Sanders lawyers represent both owners of domain names and trademark owners in domain name disputes worldwide in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Complaints before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), and in state and federal courts across the United States. The attorneys at Barshay Sanders have both the domain and trademark experience to counsel domain owners on the best legal and non-legal strategies to maneuver through the UDRP process.
Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Trademarks
Under the UDRP, policy trademark domain-name disputes must first be resolved by (i) a written settlement agreement, (ii) litigation in court action, or (iii) an arbitration proceeding before a domain name registrar will transfer, suspend, or cancel a domain name. Abusive registration disputes, such as cybersquatting, can be resolved through an expedited administrative proceeding. The proceeding is initiated by trademark rights holders and filed with an authorized dispute resolution provider. Barshay Sanders can help you manage not only the domain name dispute process, but any and all often-related trademark infringement case, and/or Trademark Trial and Appeals Board matter that has been filed against a company, or should be filed as part of a dispute on behalf of a client.