What is cybersquatting?
With the commercial growth of the internet, the value in domain names has increased significantly. Potential customers research or make transactions online with your business. As a consequence, instances of domain name cybersquatting have also increased. Cybersquatting is when an unauthorised party with no legitimate interest in a domain registers a domain name identical or similar to another business’s trade mark or trading name for commercial gain. Common instances of cybersquatting occur when a person registers (in bad faith):
2. A slightly misspelled version of your domain name (used to generate income from internet users who type a website address incorrectly).
HOW CAN ACTUATE IP ASSIST?
It is vital that you obtain accurate, specialist advice on how best to deal with domain name disputes tailored for your particular circumstances. Actuate IP will work with you to manage the domain dispute process. As a starting point we will invest time at the outset to understand the nature of your dispute and how it relates to your business and what your business wants to achieve from the dispute – whether you are enforcing your trade mark rights or defending a domain name dispute claim. With this understanding we will provide you with a detailed and considered Fixed Fee Proposal that provides you with initial recommendations and fixed fee options on how to approach the dispute in a way that will achieve the right outcome for you. You can then decide whether our firm will be the right fit for your business.