Trademark, Copyright, and Internet Enforcement 

Protection of our clients valuable rights does not end with registration.   

Our attorneys routinely advise our clients in protecting their marks from infringers, whether in traditional retail or business-to-business commerce, or on the internet, social media, and related e-commerce venues.  With our firm’s broad experience in the areas of telecommunications, technology, and media law, we have unique access to expertise as the technology and venues for infringement are continually changing. 

For many clients, we actively monitor for infringing activity through commercial watch services, and by conducting online infringement checks.  When infringing activity is identified, we conduct online and in-person investigations as needed.  Our policing activities include cease-and-desist letters and take-down requests. 

As cybersquatting and domain name infringement has grown exponentially over the years, so has the need for further enforcement efforts.  We regularly protect clients from a range of internet infringement, from overt scams and fake websites, unauthorized linking, and domain squatting, to even more surreptitious actions such as manipulation of metadata and advertising keywords.  We enforce our clients’ rights by making demands to the website owner and/or domain host, by filing Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings that lead to the suspension or transfer of bad faith domain name registrations, and, where necessary, by litigating infringement and unfair competition claims. 

WBK’s IP team represents clients in adversarial proceedings, including in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in federal court litigation, as outlined in further detail in our Court and Administrative Litigation description. 

We also assist clients with recordation of their marks with U.S. Customs to protect against the importation of infringing goods and can assist when Customs detains goods as suspected counterfeit and infringing products.