DEFEND YOUR TRADEMARK RIGHTS OR LOSE THEM
Company names, brand names, corporate colors and logos are all important identifying characteristics that help to establish a company’s identity in the marketplace. These names and visual representations build goodwill with consumers over time. In many ways, these visual characteristics are as important as the company’s trade secrets.
Competitors can destroy the goodwill associated with a brand when they use similar colors or images in their own corporate identities. At the law firm of Emerson Thomson Bennett, we have extensive experience representing clients on both sides of trademark litigation disputes. Having been on both sides of trademark litigation gives us the unique ability to understand the case from “the other side.”
ADDRESSING INTERNET AND DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES
The Internet is a rapidly expanding marketplace. It is the first place people will go to find information about your company, product or service. For many people, a domain name that contains their company name or the name of one of their brands is equivalent to the name itself. When third parties register a domain name that is the same as, or confusingly similar to, a trademarked name, it can put the reputation of the trademark owner in jeopardy.
At the law firm of Emerson Thomson Bennett, our attorneys represent business owners in a broad range of disputes involving domain names.
Whether your trademarked name is being infringed upon or you are being accused of infringing upon another, we will be there to protect your interests.
From sending or responding to cease-and-desist letters to representing clients in arbitration through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and federal court or Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings, we provide complete domain name dispute services.
Our litigation group is experienced in handling federal court litigations related to Internet law such as cybersquatting and other domain name issues.
COMBATING CYBERSQUATTING, IDENTITY THEFT AND NET-BASED TRESPASSING
Cybersquatting is a practice that involves the registration of a domain name that includes a name or brand that is the same as or very similar to a name that is the intellectual property of another party.
Many of these registrations are made in an apparent effort to profit from obtaining the domain name before the intellectual property owner is able to do so.
At the law firm of Emerson Thomson Bennett, our lawyers represent clients whose trademarked names are being infringed upon by cybersquatters, including cases of “typosquatting” where a common misspelling or variation of a trademarked name is registered as a domain name.
We are highly skilled in the procedures necessary to resolve these matters in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings as well as federal court actions under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), including appeals of UDRP decisions.
Contact Emerson Thomson Bennett’s Akron, Ohio, office to discuss your domain name law needs with an attorney. You can reach us locally by calling 330-344-9138 or toll free from anywhere in the United States at 800-822-8113. You can also contact us via email.
Our focus is results-oriented and quality-oriented. Our brief-writing is always drafted and reviewed by our most experienced trademark litigators. Our partners will be in charge of everything related to the client’s litigation. A client’s intellectual property is often their most important asset and we treat it that way. Your main contact will be with our most experienced trademark litigators.
We are responsive to the client’s needs, making the client a part of our litigation team. We aggressively pursue our client’s rights to ensure the best outcomes.
For a review of our trademark litigation experience and our outcomes in numerous litigations, please visit our Notable Cases page.
Contact our office in Akron, Ohio, to discuss your trademark litigation needs. You can schedule an appointment with a lawyer by calling 330-344-9138 or toll free at 800-822-8113. You can also contact us via email.