The GigaLaw Firm helps companies of all sizes protect their brands online — against cybersquatters, counterfeiters, copyright infringers and other bad actors on the Internet who use your trademarks and content for their own advantage, without your permission.
The GigaLaw Firm's founder, Doug Isenberg, is one of the most prolific and accomplished domain name attorneys in the world, having practiced in this area of the law for more than 20 years. Doug's GigaLaw blog has been recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience and received a first-place award for “legal tech” in The Expert Institute’s “Best Legal Blog” contest.
Our services include:
- Domain Name Disputes: Has someone else registered a domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to your trademark? If so, they may be considered a “cybersquatter.” Fortunately, arbitration procedures such as the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) provide relatively quick and inexpensive remedies to transfer or suspend a problematic or important domain name. Filing a domain name complaint is a useful way to stop consumer confusion, brand tarnishment and lost traffic — all of which can result in immediate cost savings, revenue generation and brand recognition.
- Copyright Infringement: Is someone copying text, images, music or software from your website? Do you even know whether someone may be doing this? Copying is easy to do — but it can also be illegal. Invoking protections afforded by copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), website publishers can safeguard their own rights and also protect themselves against claims of infringement.
- Domain Name Transactions: Have you launched a new business or added a brand to an existing business? A domain name is obviously an important asset in the mix. Because many of the best and most obvious domain names already have been registered, sometimes a domain name acquisition or purchase is the best option, especially if you can’t rely on pre-existing trademark rights to file a dispute. But, buying (or selling) a domain name registration is not as simple as buying (or selling) other assets such as real estate or intellectual property. Protecting everyone’s rights is an essential part of every domain name transaction.
- Contracts and Licenses: Are you creating or growing your Internet presence? If so, it’s always best to be proactive about your rights. Proper contracts can safeguard your business by ensuring that your own content is adequately protected, that risks from user-generated content are minimized and that valuable works are licensed appropriately, often creating important revenue streams.