Trademarks vs. Domain Names

doodle_7While a trademark may function as a domain name and vice-versa, domain name acquisition and registration have unique issues, strategies and pitfalls.  In other words, if a particular domain name appears available for registration based upon a domain name url search, this does not necessarily mean you will have trademark rights in the name.  We strongly recommend to clients that prior to adopting and registering any domain name that TrademarkAuthority conduct a trademark search, since the proposed domain name may infringe a prior trademark use.

Additionally, we have extensive experience in anonymously acquiring and selling domain names on behalf of our clients, enforcing trademark and domain name rights against cybersquatters, filing Uniform Domain Name Policy Disputes (“UDRPs”) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”), as well as filing e-Bay Vero Complaints and Facebook and Twitter policy complaints on behalf of our clients.

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TrademarkAuthority is a service exclusively licensed to Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP ("Pearl Cohen"), an intellectual property law firm located in New York, NY, that provides personal and expert trademark and copyright legal services covering the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Japan, China and many other countries throughout the world. This Web site may be considered Attorney Advertising. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, but general information on legal issues relating to trademark searching and registration. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

TrademarkAuthority was founded by an expert trademark attorney and former U.S. Trademark Office Examining Attorney who has over twenty-two years experience representing clients on a variety of trademark and copyright law issues. Our legal services include trademark searching, filing trademark applications, responding to USPTO Office Actions, filing Statements of Use, representing clients before the U.S. Trademark Office, Federal and State courts, maintaining trademark registrations, monitoring, policing and enforcing trademark rights and filing copyright registrations.