“HEY, THAT’S MY NAME!!” HOW TO FIGHT FOR YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AGAINST CYBERSQUATTERS

Recognizing the Internet is an irreplaceable cornerstone of any country’s modern economy, legislators are increasingly passing laws to reinforce the rights of owners of trademarks, intellectual property owners, and ordinary people not to have their rights taken away in the frontier of cyberspace. These laws apply as much to a solo entrepreneur as they do to such leviathans as Microsoft, and anyone can take advantage of this protection with a little savvy. You can protect your rights if you take a methodological approach, sometimes even without hiring an attorney, if you remember a few basic rules, summarized below.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How Do You Recognize Cybersquatting; or Know if You Are Being Squatted?
Where Does a Person Go To Fight for Their Domain Name?
What Proof is Necessary When Establishing the Right to a Domain Name?
How Can ICAAN Help Me?
How Did the World’s Wealthiest Man Lose a Domain Name Battle?

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