Internet Business & E-Commerce
As the Internet grows daily, businesses are finding more success online than ever. However, the e-commerce, e-marketing, social networking, and blogging opportunities that the Internet has generated have resulted in various complex legal issues. This success also comes with legal responsibility as well as opportunities for others to sabotage your e-commerce business.
We advise businesses on a wide range of internet law and e-commerce issues, focusing on developing online business compliance processes for selling, delivering, servicing, and paying for goods and services.
Internet and ecommerce businesses need to comply with several laws covering privacy, security, copyright issues, among others. We provide a wide range of legal services, including consultation on the best practices and reviewing and drafting agreements for compliance.
Domain Name Acquisition
We offer domain name acquisition services as part of our internet law and e-commerce practice. For online businesses, companies and brand owners secure domain names that are relevant to their brands. However, at the time of domain acquisition, business owners should consider intellectual property factors. This is especially relevant for new business owners who are picking a company name and domain. Domain names may infringe on another’s trademark or brand name.
We offer Digital Millennium Copyright Act as part of our internet law & e-commerce practice. DMCA provides copyright owners with protection as well as a safe harbor for content aggregators. As a result, all Internet businesses that allow content uploading or frequently repost content as news should consider adhering to the DMCA. Our ecommerce and internet attorneys provide DMCA compliance guidance and the best practices for business owners.
For Internet users, online privacy has become increasingly necessary. Personal information of Internet users is often required to secure Internet products or services. Even the most casual Internet users are affected by online privacy concerns. The term “online privacy” may refer to both a general legal concept and the existing patchwork of Internet rules and regulations. Providing customers with online privacy requires a combination of technological frameworks and legal policies.
Social Media Law
Social media law is a relatively new branch of intellectual property (IP) law. It is often required for companies to maintain some web presence. However, companies must be aware of the legal implications of using social media accounts for the business. Companies are often unaware of the legal risks and dangers they may face and the possible consequences of their Internet activities. We will help you limit your liability and avoid claims of infringement, brand misunderstanding, or brand disparagement by providing social media consultation.
Privacy policies are basically website agreements that act as a website owner’s notice or statement to website users. They describe how the owner collects, uses, manages, or discloses the data or personal information of a customer. A website operator’s personal information can range from basic email addresses to even more personalized data. Medical records, credit information, social security numbers, and other private information are only a few examples. When it comes to privacy requirements, states and countries often disagree. As a result, the laws regarding how a website operator should handle personal information may differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
The terms of electronic commerce agreements include the different operations that will be performed via internet commerce transactions. These arrangements protect a company from third-party services and transactions while also limiting liability. They also come in all forms, and they relate to almost any sort of internet commerce transaction. As a result, Internet entrepreneurs should obtain legal advice from attorneys with experience in drafting ecommerce agreements.
Online Sweepstakes & Games
Social media sites and the Internet have aided the popularity of online sweepstakes and competitions. Such events have exploded in the last few years. Proper legal documentation should be in place for businesses to limit liability when performing these types of promotions. Through the use of special provisions in online sweepstakes agreements, we assist businesses in obtaining protection.
Consumers must receive basic details about the online sweepstakes from the company running the game. They’ll also have to address any possible legal issues.
The practice of changing a domain name’s registration without the domain owner’s permission is known as domain theft or domain hijacking. Our Internet attorneys advise domain owners on best practices for avoiding domain infringement and other Internet-related crimes.
Website agreements provide for a wide range of contracts and agreements. For instance, here are some examples of online business agreements:
- Privacy Policies
- Website Development Agreements
- Website Maintenance Agreements
- End-User License Agreements (EULA)
We analyze Internet businesses and evaluate their business needs as well as legal compliance matters. We draft all types of website agreements and guide online businesses on best practices.
Impersonation & Username Squatting
Impersonation, or username squatting, is the improper use of a username account on a social media site to impersonate someone else.
In most cases, name squatting involves registering a specific username or account handle in bad faith. Some squatters, for example, intend to sell the domain or handle to the trademark owner of the name at an inflated price. This normally includes users registering with the intent of not using the account legitimately.