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Domain Name Acquisition and Protection Lawyers in Miami, FL

With prices for domain names in private-party transactions reaching into the tens of millions of dollars, securing and protecting domain names can be critical to companies’ brand-building and intellectual property (IP) monetization strategies. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing corporate clients in domain name acquisition and protection proceedings, including cross-border litigation under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

We represent domain name owners in litigation with third parties as well as trademark owners seeking to secure domain names through UDRP litigation and other means. While our firm’s offices are in Miami, Florida, we represent domestic and international clients in domain name acquisition and protection matters worldwide. This includes clients ranging from entrepreneurs and small Florida-based businesses to large international corporations with brands that are recognized around the globe.

Securing Domain Names Through Litigation with Competitors, Cybersquatters and Other Third Parties Worldwide

Along with the UDRP, the other primary source of authority that protects U.S. trademark owners against improper third-party domain name registration is the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). The ACPA provides trademark owners with a federal cause of action against individuals and organizations that register domain names that are “confusingly similar” to their registered marks. Similar to the UDRP, the ACPA includes transfer of the domain as a potential remedy; however, monetary damages are available under the ACPA as well.

Whether it is necessary to fully litigate a dispute through trial or an arbitration hearing or it is possible to achieve a favorable result through less-formal means, we seek to protect our clients’ control of their online reputation as cost-effectively as possible. We also represent clients in defense of claims under the UDRP; ACPA; and other state, federal and international sources of authority. Regardless of the circumstances involved, our attorneys can use their vast knowledge of the guiding legal principles to help you make informed decisions focused on efficiently protecting your intangible property.

Non-Adversarial Domain Name Acquisitions

In addition to representing clients in adversarial domain name acquisition proceedings, we also routinely assist clients with non-adversarial domain name transactions. This includes stand-alone domain name acquisitions as well as broader IP transactions and corporate mergers and acquisitions. With our firm’s focus on IP law, we are able to bring domain names, trademarks and other intangible assets into perspective, and ensure that our clients either pay or receive fair value for the assets they are buying or selling.

Along with domain names, we assist clients with the acquisition and sale of social media accounts and other online assets as well. As your company’s IP counsel our goal is to ensure that you have a clear picture of the assets you own – or that you should own – and that you have the rights you need to monetize these assets to their full potential.

Speak With an Attorney at Peretz Chesal & Herrmann, P.L.

If you have questions or would like more information about how our attorneys can help you acquire or protect critical domain names, we want to hear from you. For a confidential consultation, please call 305-341-3000 or request an appointment online today.