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The Problems with Domain Names in the Trademark Arena

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The interaction between trademarks and domain names has created a minefield of potential dangers to businesses. Without proper trademark protection through the United States Patent & Trademark Office, a company’s reputation and goodwill can be “kidnapped” by so-called cyber-squatters. Proper trademark protection can provide a potent barrier to would-be cyber-squatters.

Obtaining a trademark on your company’s name or products can facilitate quick and effective recourse in the event that your company or product name is held hostage, preventing would-be thieves from unfairly benefiting from the goodwill you have worked so hard to generate.

If you have a specific matter involving trademarks, it is advisable to speak to a trademark lawyer to determine the scope of your rights and the best course of action.

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