Internet Business Legal Services

If you have an Internet Business, not just any business lawyer will be able to serve your unique needs. You need a lawyer who is an expert in Internet Business issues. We have extensive experience in advising a wide variety of start-up and already successful Internet businesses, such as Internet Advertisers, Domain Name Portfolio owners, Web Site Developers, On-line communities, On-line gaming companies, Etailers, New Media Developers, Software Developers, Internet Consultancies, Internet Service Providers, Internet Gambling companies, Domain Name Registrars, and many others.

Trademark Applications

Our registered Trade-mark agent can apply for trade-marks on your behalf with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO). In addition, if you require protection for your marks globally, we can assist you in obtaining trade-marks world-wide through our network of affiliated trade-mark agents.Before applying for a trademark, we conduct a trademarks database search for you and provide our opinion of the registrability of your proposed mark.

Domain Name Registrations and Counseling

Prior to registering a .com, .net, .org, .ca, or any other kind of domain name, it is crucial to have an understanding of the registration requirements and steps to be taken to protect your domain name on the Internet.We are also experts at obtaining domain names that are currently registered by other persons at the best price.We are experts at transactions involving the negotiation, purchase, and sale of domain names. In addition, we provide reliable escrow services and professional domain name transfer agreements.

Domain Name Disputes

We have handled more contentious domain name disputes than any other law firm in the country and have set more precedents in this area of law than any other law firm in the country. We are recognized world-wide as leaders in this field and have the record to prove it. We regularly appear before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Canada, the Trademarks Opposition Board, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), and Resolution Canada in Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) domain name disputes and appeals. Zak Muscovitch was lead defense counsel in Toronto.com v. Sinclair c.o.b. Friendship Enterprises (2000), wherein he successfully defended against the first attempt in Federal Court to obtain an interlocutory injunction against a domain name registrant. Zak Muscovitch was lead defense counsel in Easthaven, Ltd. v. Nutrisystem.com Inc. (2001), the first decision in Canada to establish the convenient forum for international domain name disputes involving a Canadian domain name registrar. Zak Muscovitch was instructing counsel for the registrant of the defendant domain name in Heathmount A.E. Corp. v. Technodome.com (2002), which was the first in rem decision under the US Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act and was successfully challenged on the basis of jurisdiction. Zak Muscovitch was the successful Applicant’s counsel in Black v. Molson (CANADIAN.BIZ), the first ICANN appeal in Canada. Zak Muscovitch has represented numerous clients from countries such as Sri Lanka, China, England, Australia, United States, Belgium, South Africa, Korea, and Canada, in over 40 ICANN domain name disputes. Zak represented the registrant of SHOES.BIZ in the first “.biz” case involving an instance of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (2002). Zak Muscovitch represented the registrant in the first successful challenge of a CIRA Complaint over the domain name, CHEAPTICKETS.CA (2003). We represent both domain name registrants and trademark registrants. We love domain name disputes. Contact us for a free consultation.

Domain Name Litigation

We represent both domain name registrants and trademark registrants in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court of Canada. We have handled more contentious domain name disputes than any other law firm in the country and have set more precedents in this area of law than any other law firm in the country. We are recognized world-wide as leaders in this field and have the record to prove it. Zak Muscovitch was lead defense counsel in Toronto.com v. Sinclair c.o.b. Friendship Enterprises (2000), wherein he successfully defended against the first attempt in Federal Court to obtain an interlocutory injunction against a domain name registrant. Zak Muscovitch was lead defense counsel in Easthaven, Ltd. v. Nutrisystem.com Inc. (2001), the first decision in Canada to establish the convenient forum for international domain name disputes involving a Canadian domain name registrar. Zak Muscovitch was instructing counsel for the registrant of the defendant domain name in Heathmount A.E. Corp. v. Technodome.com (2002), which was the first in rem decision under the US Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act and was successfully challenged on the basis of jurisdiction. Zak Muscovitch was the successful Applicant’s counsel in Black v. Molson (CANADIAN.BIZ), the first ICANN appeal in Canada. We love domain name disputes. Contact us for a free consultation.

Business Names

In addition to assisting you with registration of your business name under the Ontario Business Names Act, we can take action when someone has purported to register a confusingly similar name with your prior registration.In addition to damages under the business names act, we can seek and injunction and/or damages against the person who is infringing your business name.

Copyright Disputes

We have developed particular expertise in assisting clients with Internet copyright Disputes. We are experts in dealing with situations of actual or alleged copyright infringement of metatags, source code, web sites, databases, look and feel, graphic design, and other Internet content that is subject to copyright.

Idea Submission

An “Idea Submission” case is where you conceived an idea for something like a television show, a book, or a movie, and presented it to a company who rejected the idea, and then turned around and used your idea. This kind of case is more common in Los Angeles and New York, but we are able to assist you if your case requires Canadian counsel.

 
 

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