If you are owed money, can you take someone's website? If you own a website, can you lose it to your creditors? These issues were recently decided by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Specifically, the Minnesota Court of Appeals addressed two important issues: Yes, websites and domain names are subject to garnishment in Minnesota. After
Minnesota Domain Name Dispute Attorney
A domain name may become an important aspect of a business because of its recognition or widespread use. I order to register a domain name and maintain authority over it and the space that it entails, there are several components that are necessary. You must have an administrative contact that manages the name and has the most control over it, a technical contact that controls the name and the servers and a billing contact who pays for the fees. It is important to maintain control over your domain name and the space it controls because problems with it can inconvenience potential clients or customers who try to use it.
As a Minnesota Domain Name Attorney, Aaron Hall is available to assist you in cybersquatting and trademark matters including WIPO / NAF arbitration, Uniform Domain Name Dispute (UDRP), Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) litigation in federal court.
Experienced Minnesota Domain Name Attorney
Utilizing years of experience representing parties in trademark and domain name disputes, Aaron Hall knows how to apply the law to internet technology and “speak the language” of online technology.
As an internet attorney, Aaron Hall has developed strong experience in intellectual property and internet law. He can assist you in securing and protecting your intellectual property and represent you in complex or large online transactions involving domain names, domain portfolios, or internet businesses.
Minnesota Domain Name Attorney Services
Minnesota domain name attorney services include
- Domain name purchasing and selling
- Domain name dispute (UDRP) responses and complaints.
- Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) enforcement and defense.
If you have a domain name, trademark, cybersquatting issue, contact Minnesota domain name attorney Aaron Hall for a free evaluation.
Trademarks and the Internet: Domain Names & Trademark Law
A trademark or service mark is a word, name, symbol or device used to identify goods or services and distinguish them from others. Trademarks and service marks indicate both the source of origin and quality of the goods or services with which they are associated.
dotUS Domain Dispute Resolution Policy
The .US domain name has a dispute resolution policy that is similar to the United States Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) and can be found at http://www.neustar.us/ustld-dispute-resolution-policy/. To bring an administrative action, the complainant must assert that: the domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a
Domain Name Use Not Necessarily Trademark Infringement
In Nissan Motor Company v. Nissan Computer Corp. No. 04-869 Petition for Cert. filed (U.S. Dec. 22, 2004) Nissan requested a review of a 9th Circuit ruling that allowed a computer business to continue using the domain name Nissan.com. An individual, Mr. Uzi Nissan had used his last name for business ventures including Nissan Computer
ICANN Domain Name Dispute Policy
Prior to the enactment of ICANN’s dispute resolution policy (commonly known as the “UDRP”), NSI had enacted a dispute resolution system that permitted a trademark owner to challenge a registration where the domain name was identical to the registered trademark, and was registered after the registration date of the trademark. If these factors were met,
Domain Name Disputes | Copyright & Trademark Law Online
Trademarks arise from using words, logos, and the like in connection with selling goods and services. Most registrars award domain names on a first come, first served basis and do not undertake a complete trademark search for each proposed registration. Consequently, significant legal issues involving trademark or trade name conflicts can arise from registration of
How to Acquire a Domain Name (and Stay Protected Legally)
Virtually anyone can register a domain name by selecting a domain name, contacting a “registrar,” and paying a fee, which generally ranges from $5 to $35. The term “registrar” is used to denote an organization that is able to register an available domain name. A registrar is distinguishable from a “registry,” which is a database
Legal Considerations Dealing With Domain Names
Computers on the Internet, called “host computers,” are identified by both numbers and names. The number consists of four parts separated by periods, for example “18.104.22.168.” This number is commonly referred to as the “IP Address” of the computer, pinpointing the location of that computer on the Internet, so that it may be reached by