Piercing the Registrant’s Veil - Trademark Infringement on the Internet, Identifying and Pursuing Infringers, and the Pros and Cons of Proxy Domain Name Registration

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The pursuit of trademark infringers on the Internet, specifically the use of a party’s trademark by an unauthorized second party, poses problems that are unique in trademark infringement law. How do you uncover who is the true owner of the website that has made unlawful use of your client’s trademark? What tools are at your disposal? What mechanisms, put in place to safeguard the privacy of domain owners, can potentially thwart your discovery?

This article, co-authored by Brett R. Harris, Amanda F. Shechter and Anthony E. Wilkinson was published in the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine Special Issue on Intellectual Property Law

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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