E-commerce & IT

Just as information technology and Web commerce have altered many aspects of our everyday life, so too have they made an impact on the field of intellectual property law, creating new IP rights and concerns. When conducting business on the ever expanding and evolving Internet, it is important to retain counsel that is well schooled in the relevant technologies and on top of the latest industry projections and trends. As a smaller sized practice with all the resources of a large firm, Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman has been helping businesses boost their online presence and profits—securing domain names and e-rights, mapping out new ways for our clients to utilize information technology—since the very inception of the Internet. Our attorneys are among the most experienced in their field, keeping Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman at the forefront of this growing industry both in the U.S. and around the world.

Noteworthy Achievements

Our client owned a registered trademark for a line of jewelry. A large Internet shopping network registered this same trademark as a domain name and began selling jewelry on the site. After a preliminary injunction trial hearing, the Court held that our client’s registration was valid and had been infringed, and the network was ordered to change the site’s name.

An Israeli cosmetics manufacturer took on an Internet Judaica store for selling its products without permission. After obtaining a preliminary injunction on behalf of the Israeli cosmetics manufacturer, our motion for sanctions against the defendant was granted by the Court. The site was prohibited from all future sale of the cosmetic line, and the site owner was ordered to pay our client’s costs and attorney fees.

We obtained favorable decisions from the World Intellectual Property Organization in mediation proceedings against a U.S. citizen who had appropriated the names of two famous Brazilian soccer teams for use as domain names.

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Amy Goldsmith & Marc Misthal - Getting to Know You: Negotiating the Complex Hazards of Ownership, Tracking and Other Aspects of Building an Interactive Online Site, New York Law Journal, February 4, 2008 [View PDF]

Marc Misthal & Maria Savio - I’ll Sell You Your Domain Name for the Low, Low Price of ... NewsBulletin: Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, October 2003 [View PDF]

Marc Misthal - Challenges to Panel Decisions: Do they Undercut the UDRP? , Global IP Rights Management (2002) [View PDF]

Amy Goldsmith & Marc Misthal - Using the Internet's Road Signs
Tableware Today, June–July 2001 [View PDF]

Maria Savio - Internet Bandits Beware Internet Industry Magazine, Fall 2000–Winter 2001 [View PDF]

Amy Goldsmith - E-Commerce: Conducting Biz in the Web 
Tableware Today, August–September 1999 [View PDF]

Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, has been advising and representing clients in e-commerce and information technology matters since the very start of the Internet’s widespread commercial use. 
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