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Intellectual Property

Social Media & Internet

Our team has vast experience advising companies on legal issues relating to the creation and maintenance of their e-commerce portals, backed by an in-depth awareness of the regulatory overlay for today’s online marketplaces. We handle the full range of internet-related business arrangements, transactions and litigation issues, including IP contracts and licensing, revenue sharing, back-office and fulfillment agreements, as well as data privacy regulations and false or deceptive advertising claims.

Our team is staffed and skilled to field virtually any request that falls within the purview of media and internet law. But at the end of the day, clients turn to us for creative solutions that empower them to expand and protect their online presence and e-commerce portals — all while maintaining continuous compliance with relevant state and national laws.

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    Nilesh (Neal) Patel

    Industry Team Leader

    Cincinnati, OH

Featured Capabilities

Licensing & Related Arrangements

Our team has extensive experience negotiating transactions and preparing agreements that involve the development, licensing and distribution of technology based products and services. Routine work for us includes orchestrating electronic commerce transactions and relationships, content acquisition, linking and framing, co-branding and co-marketing agreements.

Website Development

We assist clients during the initial development of their internet portal, providing advice on all aspects of compliance. As their web presence grows more expansive, we also provide guidance on how regulatory requirements vary across multiple jurisdictions, particularly for businesses whose data collection practices are global in scale. We draw on our relationships with firms around the world to ensure relevant legal review as appropriate for our clients’ websites.

Trademark, Copyright & Domain Disputes

Our team prosecutes and defends clients in disputes regarding the alleged misuse of trademarks and copyrighted materials. We also advise clients on website domain dispute or “cybersquatting” cases involving claims that individuals have hijacked web domain names in bad faith. We help clients understand and skillfully navigate the legal grounds on which these cases are decided, including the provisions of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) as well as the international arbitration system created by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under its Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDNDRP).

Internet Privacy

We routinely draft and update online terms and conditions as well as privacy policies for websites. We also advise clients on continued compliance with privacy laws governing the collection of personal information. This includes compliance under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Where necessary, we defend clients in litigation involving claims of hacking, theft of data, cyber-trespassing and other forms of unauthorized access to computers and networks by competitors, ex-employees or data thieves.

Digital Advertising

We advise clients on all forms of digital advertising, from geotargeting campaigns, sweepstakes, sponsored tweets and pop-up ads to SMS texting, email and native advertising. When issues arise, we pursue false advertising claims against our clients’ competitors and defend advertisers, networks and affiliates against spam litigation in federal and state courts. Additionally, we help clients avoid litigation by providing guidance on complying with state and federal spam laws, the EU Directive, cookie laws and other regulations affecting e-mail, Internet and wireless marketing.

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