Nigeria Cybersquatting law firm and lawyers

Cybersquatting refers to the act of intentionally incorporating someone else’s trademark into a domain name with malicious intent.

Cybersquatting refers to the unauthorized registration, use, or sale of domain names that are identical or confusingly similar to existing trademarks or brands. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in cybersquatting laws and can provide effective legal solutions to safeguard your online presence and reputation.

Cybersquatting is one of our core practices internationally.

Why Choose Us for Your Cybersquatting Concerns

At Kabbiz Legal & Advisory, we offer comprehensive legal services to address cybersquatting issues. When you choose us, you benefit from:

  1. Comprehensive Cybersquatting Solutions: We offer a range of services designed to protect your online brand from cybersquatting. We handle domain name dispute, issue takedown notices and make online enforcement actions to protect your Brand.
  2. Domain Name Dispute Resolution: We handle domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and other relevant dispute resolution mechanisms. We can assist you in recovering infringing domain names or defending your rights against false claims.
  3. Online Enforcement and Brand Protection: We help clients proactively monitor and enforce their online brand presence. Our team employs various strategies, including online monitoring, cease and desist letters, and negotiation with infringing parties, to protect your brand and reputation in the digital space.

There are different primary options available to a party if a third party (usually bearing bad faith in mind) has registered a domain name with your business name, company name, trademark, or personal name.

ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a crucial mechanism established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to address domain name disputes related to cybersquatting. The UDRP provides a streamlined and cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation for resolving conflicts arising from the abusive registration and use of domain names. In the event a third party registers a domain with your company or trademark, an option available to you is to file a Dispute claim with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under its UDRP arbitration procedures. When filing, you are requesting that the applicable domain be transferred to you as against leaving the cybersquatter to retain ownership of same. The reason for this is simple: when a party registers a domain name, the individual or company that registered that domain name submits to mandatory arbitration in the event of a future dispute with any party who has a claim to such. To learn more about our UDRP practice, please click here.

Other Cybersquatting Services

At Kabbiz Legal & Advisory, we provide a wide range of services to address cybersquatting concerns, including:

  1. Domain Name Monitoring and Enforcement: We offer proactive monitoring services to identify and address potential cybersquatting activities involving your brand. In case of infringement, we take swift action to enforce your rights and protect your online identity.
  2. Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Our attorneys handle domain name disputes through arbitration or court litigation, depending on the circumstances. We guide you through the process, presenting your case effectively and seeking a favorable resolution to recover infringing domain names or defend your rights.
  3. Takedown Notices and Online Enforcement: We assist in issuing takedown notices to internet service providers, social media platforms, and online marketplaces to remove infringing content or listings. Our team also works closely with relevant authorities to enforce your rights against cybersquatters.
  4. Intellectual Property Portfolio Management: We provide strategic advice on managing and strengthening your intellectual property portfolio, including trademark registrations and monitoring. By safeguarding your trademarks, we reduce the risk of cybersquatting and online brand abuse.
  5. Cyber Investigations and Digital Forensics: In cases of complex cybersquatting or online brand abuse, we collaborate with cyber investigation experts and digital forensics specialists to gather evidence and build a strong legal case.

Representative Experience

  • Got a domain and its entire content taken down for a top-tier, Lagos, Nigeria-based law firm which involved cybersquatting and identity theft of the entire law firm’s team members and top-ranking officials in the Ghana Health Service with the Registrar of the domain, Ligne Web Services SARI dba LWS, France. We also got the entire website taken down from search engine results and removed entirely from the Internet.
Contact Us for your Cybersquatting Briefs

At Kabbiz Legal & Advisory, we are equipped to help you succeed in your fight against cyber criminals of your products and we will do our utmost best to help you succeed. We invite you to contact us on +2348064231176 for more information or contact Kingsley Ani at for further details about how we can help you achieve your goals.

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