We counsel on brand-management issues, including enforcement of brand names within domain names, social media, adwords/keywords, phishing, false blogging, and other online brand identity theft, such as the sale of counterfeit goods in online auctions and the use of brand names in virtual-reality worlds.
Prevention begins with a system for monitoring the misuse of your brand in cyberspace. We can help you determine best practices for selecting and enforcing domain names, managing and updating domain-name policies, working with domain-name management services, and dealing with search engines.
Lehner Law LLC can recover domain names around the world through inter partes proceedings. We can resolve domain-name disputes under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy or in lawsuits under the federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. In most cases, demand letters and negotiations achieve our clients’ goals.