Domain Names and Cybersquatting
Protecting Your Brand and Marks From Online Infringement
Cybersquatting complaints reach record high in 2008
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will examine cybersquatting threats to domain names and outline steps for businesses to protect their domain names from infringement and dilution.
- How the domain name system works
- What is a domain name
- Types of domain names
- Intersection between domain names and trademarks
- Differences between domain names and trademarks
- Direct navigation
- Domain name disputes
- Domain name protection strategies
- Preemptive registration
- Trademark watch
- New top-level domains
- Dispute procedures
- Other topics
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How do cybersquatters take advantage of the domain name system?
- What factors should be considered when assessing the trademark threat and damage of domain names?
- How can IP owners reduce the risks and costs due to cybersquatting?
- What are the key steps that companies can take to protect their domain names and trademarks from infringement and dilution?
Paul D. McGrady, Jr.
He concentrates his practice at the intersection of information technology and intellectual property, with special... | Read More
He concentrates his practice at the intersection of information technology and intellectual property, with special emphasis on domain name disputes, CAN-SPAM Disputes, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act disputes, and online copyright and brand identity disputes. He also has experience employing the formal and informal domain dispute mechanisms in other jurisdictions.Close
Karol A. Kepchar
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
She heads the firm's Trademark, Copyright and Internet Practice. She advises clients on a wide variety of issues,... | Read More
She heads the firm's Trademark, Copyright and Internet Practice. She advises clients on a wide variety of issues, including domain name disputes and the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. She also counsels clients on ICANN arbitration procedures, privacy and data security issues, global and regional branding programs, licensing and strategic alliance agreements, and TTAB proceedings.Close
Ira J. Levy
His practice focuses on the litigation of patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and related matters for an... | Read More
His practice focuses on the litigation of patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and related matters for an array of industries and in a variety of technical disciplines. He has extensive experience with disputes involving the Internet, new media and e-commerce, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry; electronics, computers and telecommunications; and industrial and consumer products.Close
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