Online Disputes and Litigation

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Online Disputes | Business Litigation

Internet Disputes, Mediation, Arbitration & Litigation

Our business attorneys have represented entrepreneurs and businesses in complex commercial litigation matters related to both online and offline business-related disputes. Our attorneys protect, enforce and defend clients in all types of business-related matters including intellectual property disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, unfair competition, fraud and other complex disputes. The internet lawyers at Panakos Law are grounded in commercial business experience and take this experience to the online world of disputes. Type of business-related online disputes include but are not limited to:

  • Internet Unfair Competition
  • Click Fraud
  • False Advertising
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Claims  For Unenforceable Provisions
  • DMCA Notices
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Internet Business Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Intellectual Property Theft
  • UDRP Disputes

DMCA Lawyer | WIPO Attorney

DMCA Notices | DMCA Takedowns | DMCA Defense

Our Internet law team provides affordable anti-piracy take down strategies for businesses of all sizes as well as individuals. Our DMCA take down services target Google, Yahoo, Facebook and thousands of other sites including torrent and file-sharing sites. Online piracy can be managed with an effective strategy and the right DMCA attorney.

Our take down notices can remove sites from search engines and dramatically improve your online presence and brand. Our take down services are not automated by software but are carefully customized and incorporated within a comprehensive strategy to meet your specific goals and budget. Our comprehensive DMCA take down process includes:

  • Assess – We use technology to identify additional search engines and pirate sites offering your content
  • Verify – Our internet lawyers review and verify suspect sites and remove strategic/partner sites from the list
  • Take Down –  DMCA notices are specifically composed by an attorney and sent to the host
  • Monitor - We confirm infringing sites for take down compliance
  • Report – Summarized actions taken and results to Client

Digital millennium copyright act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The DMCA dictates the take down of copyright-infringed (and non-copyrighted) content from a website which is publishing content in violation of copyright protection or content being used without permission or not in accordance to the content owner. 

Although the DMCA is part of US Copyright law, a DMCA Takedown does not require the content to be copyrighted in order to process the takedown and for the content to be taken down by the website owner or online service provider.

DMCA Counter-Notification / Response

If you are the victim of an unlawful DMCA Notice, you can file a counter notice, which requires the person/business who filed against you to file a court case within a certain amount of time or the ISP must restore the allegedly infringing content.  Filing a false DMCA Notice can also subject the filer to damages and possible criminal prosecution. 

Fraudulent DMCA Notices 


Cybersquatting Lawyer | ACPA Attorney

Under the ACPA, a trademark owner may bring a cause of action against a domain name registrant who (1) has a bad faith intent to profit from the mark and (2) registers, traffics in, or uses a domain name that is (a) identical or confusingly similar to a distinctive mark, (b) identical or confusingly similar to or dilutive of a famous mark.  

Even if you or your company has never formally registered your trademark with the USPTO, our attorneys can likely still establish that you have common law trademark rights in your business name and/or brand. However, our Internet Lawyers can enforce registered marks from a much stronger position with greater success.

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Other Online Business Disputes

Domain Name Disputes


Online Business Defamation | Trade Libel


Intellectual Property Infringement

  • Infringement of Trademarks
  • Copyrighted Images
  • Non-Copyrighted Images
  • Trade Names / Business Names


Unfair Competition

In California, the tort of unfair competition includes "any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising. Our internet attorneys represent clients of all sizes with aggressive counsel related to unfair competition. Contact us for a free initial consultation related to your matter and to learn more about your options.

  • False or misleading Advertising
  • Fraudulent Misappropriation
  • Breach of Contract Claims For Unenforceable Provisions