Intellectual Property

We represent clients in trademark disputes, many of which involve domain names. We have litigated cases in federal courts around the country, and represented domain name owners in arbitration proceedings under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP) promulgated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Name and Numbers (ICANN). We also have acted as local counsel to firms outside the New York metropolitan area whose clients have intellectual property litigation in the New York courts.

We also have experience registering trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), and representing clients in matters pending before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

We have also represented clients in negotiating the sale of domain names, and in drafting and reviewing transaction documents.

Representative Matters

  • Represented client accused of stealing valuable domain name in New York federal court.  After demonstrating to opposing counsel that plaintiff’s claims were both unsubstantiated and legally deficient, negotiated favorable settlement for client without motion practice.
  • Successfully defended registrant of domain name COLLEGENETWORK.COM in ICANN UDRP arbitration commenced by eponymous company.  After prevailing in arbitration, negotiated six-figure deal for client to sell the domain.  Click here to read the decision.
  • Defended registrant of the domain name LOCKHEEDSUCKS.COM against corporate giant Lockheed Martin, who claimed that domain infringed upon its LOCKHEED trademark.  Panel ruled in favor of registrant, holding that domain name was not confusingly similar to trademark.  Click here to read the decision.