Patchen Haggerty was quoted in the Super Lawyers article, “Can I Sue if My Brand is Used in a Domain Name? How to Resolve Trademark Disputes in Washington State,” regarding cybersquatting and the legal options available to protect your intellectual property.
“We see third-party registrations of domain names that incorporate client trademarks on a regular basis,” says Patchen. “The typical goal of these parties is either to use the domain in connection to a scam—like a phishing scam—or to redirect to their competitive website to catch internet traffic intended for our clients’ sites. Sometimes they’ll register multiple domains with our clients’ trademarks with the hopes of selling them back for a profit.”