Domain Name Protection and Purchase/Sale Advice
By having a domain name management plan in place, we can save you costs and legal headaches by helping to prevent third parties from registering your brands online in key top-level domains. We can also recommend strategies that will help you to drive more traffic to your websites while protecting your trademarks online. In the event that a third party incorporates your trademarks into its domain names, we are experienced at resolving these types of disputes. Lewis & Lin’s Internet attorneys also offer domain name portfolio audit services to help you identify and manage potential trademark issues, and can advise you on how to minimize the risk of becoming the subject to a dispute.
We represent domain name owners in cases where trademark holders assert monopolistic rights to generic and descriptive dictionary words. We have successfully defended numerous descriptive and generic domain names against overreaching corporate interests, including such names as <LV.com>, <WarGames.com>, <Cloro.com>, <ScoutInvestments.com>, <FirstShowing.com>, <VolcanoVaporizer.com>, <MPS.Mobi>, and many others. We have also litigated domain name disputes in federal courts throughout the United States.
Lewis & Lin’s Internet lawyers are experienced at drafting and filing DMCA copyright infringement notices, handling phishing complaints, filing and responding to UDRP proceedings with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and, when necessary, litigating these disputes in court under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. Our experienced Internet attorneys understand the key factual elements and arguments needed to succeed in online disputes, and know what tools to use in making a thorough investigation of any claim. We have been working with domain name disputes since the earliest days of the UDRP and ACPA, and have achieved successful results for numerous clients on both sides of the dispute.
Online Licensing and Internet Agreements
Lewis & Lin represents domain name registrars, search engines, social networking sites and various other online businesses in connection with the drafting and review of content and technology licensing agreements, outsourcing agreements, co-branding agreements, marketing and advertising agreements, and other Internet agreements. Lewis & Lin’s Internet team has years of experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing all forms of domain name agreements (purchase and sale contracts, finder fee agreements, complex license/lease provisions) and can provide you with the most effective, reliable advice for your business.
For an initial consultation to discuss your Internet Law needs, contact Lewis & Lin today.
Lewis & Lin LLC
45 Main Street, Suite 608
Brooklyn, NY 11201-8200
Phone: (718) 243-9323
Fax: (718) 243-9326
Serving clients in Internet law, domain name law, trademark, copyright, licensing and litigation.