Internet Law



The Internet attorneys at Smith Haughey recognize the unique issues that arise on the Internet with respect to your intellectual property, your information technology, your reputation and your business. Our attorneys are here to assist you in protecting your business, brand and reputation.

Domain Name Disputes
Your unique domain name is crucial to your online business presence and brand. If a third party registers, uses, or traffics in a domain name containing your trademark with a bad faith intent to profit, they may be liable for cybersquatting, and you may be entitled to relief, either in the form of damages, or in the form of the transfer or cancellation of the third party’s domain name.

Information Technology and Ecommerce
Whether your business is just beginning to dabble with a blog, or is a well-established ecommerce enterprise, it is important to proactively protect your business’s content, limit your business’s potential exposure to liability, and put your business’s hand-shake business dealings in writing. Our Internet lawyers can guide you through what you need and assist you in these endeavors by drafting privacy policies; copyright policies; terms of service and terms of use agreements; web advertising policies; marketing agreements; distributor agreements; license agreements, and much more.

Defamation and Privacy
Whether you are an individual or a business, the ability to uphold a good reputation and protect your privacy has become increasingly challenging in the age of the Internet. The Internet attorneys at Smith Haughey have significant experience in asserting the rights of those whose privacy has been compromised, and whose reputations have been sullied by the acts of others on the web.

Our experienced Internet lawyers are well versed in representing clients in domain name disputes under:

  • The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) in the United States federal courts
  • The Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF)
  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)