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Cybersquatting - Intellectual property law

Cybersquatting is a calculated tactic used to generate revenue through the use of a specifically selected domain name. One method of creating revenue is to re-direct valuable traffic to their own business website by creating a similar domain name to that of well-known brand or website. The other tactic is to purchase domain names that a well-known brand or website is likely to want to purchase and selling it them at a higher price to make a profit.

Click here to see a recent decision of one of our Partners, Matthew Harris, on a domain name case.

 

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