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Cybersquatting

Trademark Rights vis-a-vis Domain Name Rights

It happened again so I'm just going to write a blog post about it. Earlier this week, the phone rings in the middle of the day. It's a client who wants to register a trademark so that he can use the trademark to obtain the corresponding domain name that is already registered.  "Can I do that?" he asks. This has got to be one of the most common questions that I get. The answer is simple. "No, you can't do that." Here's why. continue reading→

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It still surprises me how many trademark owners opt to address cybersquatting through a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") proceeding instead of through a lawsuit in federal court. There are real reasons to choose federal court over a UDRP proceeding. continue reading→