The exponential growth and use of websites and social media presents many intellectual property issues, including among other things, copyright and trademark infringement, keyword advertising, ownership rights to domain names and social networking user names, and cybersquatting. Additional issues that can arise include cyber defamation, file sharing, digital rights management and click-thru licensing arrangements, comparative advertising, access and control to digital information, privacy, security, electronic commerce, and virtual world commerce and interactions.
Quickly resolving any dispute is paramount in the sometimes transient and viral nature of the internet. A variety of legal tools are available to combat intellectual property infringers, including the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), domain name monitoring, the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), temporary protective orders and injunctions, and registration of intellectual property rights and dispute resolution policies with various search engines and social networking sites.
The attorneys at Sierra IP Law, PC have experience in these areas and are able to advise, assist and pursue appropriate remedies, or defend against them, on behalf of their clients.