Cybersquatting—the practice of registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else—continues to be a major problem for trademark owners. Hundreds of new domain names are registered every day—famous brand owners could easily keep a full time employee busy dealing with this issue alone. And while the on-line arbitration procedure known as the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure is far less expensive than bringing an action in federal court, fighting every potentially conflicting domain name would be a financial drain on any trademark owner. Moreover, with the likelihood of many new Global Top Level Domains coming on line in the next 12 to 18 months, the financial burden is likely to get heavier.

Join us to discuss a new strategy to assist trademark owners balance aggressive policing against budgetary constraints. Use of this new strategy will help trademark owners better evaluate which domain name infringements to pursue.

Specifically, this new strategy will help you:

  • identify the domain names brand owners need to pursue
  • identify the domain names that are simply not worth the trouble
  • create a record that will allow the brand owner to explain those decisions if ever challenged by a future defendant as to "why did they allow those other uses to go on, but now want to stop me"

Please join Kilpatrick Stockton partner Stephen Feingold for the March 4th edition of the IP Innovations Class by clicking the Register button above.


CLE Credit
All attendees that include a state and bar number in the registration section will receive Certificates of Attendance which can be used to apply for continued education credit in your state. Kilpatrick Stockton will apply for CLE credit from Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina and Georgia. Please be advised that not all states provide CLE credit for teleconferences. If you have any questions regarding CLE credit, please contact either your state bar association or e-mail IPInnovations@KilpatrickStockton.com.

About the IP Innovations Series
The Intellectual Property Innovations class is a monthly series of one-hour seminars on cutting edge intellectual property issues and recent IP developments for corporate IP attorneys, business executives and IP consultants. After a brief introduction by our host, our speaker will deliver a 45-minute presentation that covers topics of interest. The speaker will then entertain questions from listeners.

This series is offered at no charge to participants (and for the lawyers in the audience we will work with you to get the seminar approved for credit pursuant to your state bar's CLE program).

Your input on topics/speakers and suggested changes/ improvements in the format are welcome. Just drop an e-mail to Ted Davis at TDavis@KilpatrickStockton.com.  

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