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Domain Name Dispute: When Someone Steals Your Domain Name

Charles Internicola

by Charles Internicola
National Business and Franchise Lawyer

Date: 09/26/2010 | Category: Start a Franchise | No comments

Since the advent of the Internet‚ it has become increasingly important for business owners to get the domain names they want. This is especially true if a domain name is similar to their federally registered trademark. But registering a trademark does not mean that you have registered the domain name.

To register a domain name‚ you must use a domain name registrar. By registering a domain name that corresponds with your federally registered trademark‚ you can further establish your business presence. But if someone has already registered a domain name that corresponds to your trademark in New York‚ you may have to fight for your right to that registered domain name.

Fortunately‚ there are specific regulations that relate to your rights to Internet trademarks. In fact‚ there is a law that makes it easier for you to take possession of a domain name that is similar to your trademark. This is known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

To take possession of a domain name under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act‚ you may have to take your case to court. At this point‚ you and your business interests are best served by getting the professional help of a New York trademark lawyer.

If you own the rights to a trademark in New York‚ you may also be entitled to the Internet trademark rights‚ possibly extending to any similar domain name. To find out more about your rights to Internet trademarks‚ speak to an experienced New York trademark lawyer.

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