Montgomery McCracken represents companies and people involved in web-based businesses, social media and e-commerce. We provide counsel on the new legal issues that the Internet presents and are fully prepared to pursue or defend litigation.
We counsel our clients regarding:
- intellectual property rights
- domain-name disputes
- free speech and defamation
- linking and access questions
- privacy issues
- false advertising
- trade libel
- privacy policies
We also counsel our clients on preventive measures that can head off more costly disputes later. For instance, we have developed “Your Website – Nine Key Questions ” to help the client evaluate its own e-commerce and technology platform.
Representative clients include:
- website developers
- businesses with domain name issues
- software publishers protecting their intellectual property
- new media encountering First Amendment and privacy issues
- start-up companies
- national e-commerce entities
- nonprofit organizations
We frequently teach and regularly publish about cutting-edge issues in these areas. We also actively participate in organizations committed to studying and improving practices. For an example, see americanbar.org.
Representative engagements and activities include:
- domain name dispute for a major company whose competitor had registered confusingly similar URLs;
- counseling companies on potential defamation claims arising from online communications; and
- representation of companies victimized by anonymous “cybersmears”–online messages posted using pseudonyms that defamed a company and executives. We succeeded in identifying the real authors and stopping them.