Cybersquatting occurs when a person registers a domain name that is identical or substantially similar to a name or trademark belonging to another person or entity. Also referred to as domain squatting, cybersquatters often hope to profit from the domain name when they sell it to the name or trademark owner. In other cases, cybersquatters use popular domain names in an effort to generate traffic to their own websites.
If you feel that your intellectual property rights are being violated by a cybersquatter, there are steps you can take to protect your interests. The processes involved in resolving cybersquatting disputes can be difficult to navigate. It is essential that you seek the advice of an experienced Dallas-Fort Worth cybersquatting attorney with the ability to protect your interests in these frequently complex matters.
Seeking A Favorable Resolution In Your Cybersquatting Dispute
At Norred Law PLLC, we represent clients around the world in a variety of domain name disputes, including those involving the registration of common misspellings or pluralizations of a trademark — commonly referred to as typosquatting. We conduct a thorough review of your case and work to determine if the usage of the domain name constitutes a violation of your intellectual property rights. If so, we will present the strongest possible argument in an effort to protect your interests.Domain name disputes are typically resolved in one of two venues: Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings or federal court.In a UDRP proceeding, an arbitrator or mediator determines whether the disputed domain name should be transferred to the holder of the trademark in the interest of maintaining the mark's integrity. In the majority of these cases, the domain name is either transferred to the holder or the cybersquatter's registration is canceled.Federal court action can also be pursued under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). These actions can be taken to appeal an unsatisfactory decision in a UDRP proceeding or in lieu of one.