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Domain Name Disputes

Whether you are a domain name owner involved in a domain name dispute with an overzealous trademark holder or you are a trademark owner who is the victim of abusive domain name registration, Verna Law, P.C. is here to help.

When a registrant chooses a domain name, the registrant must “represent and warrant,” among other things, that registering the name “will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party,” and agree to participate in an arbitration-like proceeding should any third party assert such a claim.

Under the UDRP, a trademark owner can institute an administrative procedure to challenge the existing domain name. If the trademark owner successfully prevails in the administrative proceeding, then the domain name may either be cancelled or transferred to the trademark owner.

Verna Law, P.C. handles cybersaquatting, domain disputes, domain name theft, WIPO / NAF arbitration, Uniform Domain Name Dispute (UDRP), Anti-Cybersquatting Act Litigation in Federal Courts across the United States.

Notable Scholarly Articles:

WWW.WHATSINA.NAME, 14 Seton Hall J. of Sports & Ent. L. 153, 2004