Attorneys Handling Internet Law Cases For Clients Worldwide

Our internet law attorneys understand the Internet and technology. In fact, we represent some of the largest players in the Internet space concerning legal issues arising in the on-line world. Every website needs website agreements, terms of use (TOU), privacy agreement and copyright policy.  We specialize in website agreement drafting and implementation.  Because we are a niche law firm, we know how to move the ball down the field in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

1999es Founding Attorney Enrico Schaefer:  "Attorneys who specialize Internet law, software and back-end technology.  If you are a technology company, affiliate marketing player, e-commerce company, software developer or web site manager, contact one of our internet law attorneys today or give us at (866) 936-7447.

Traverse Legal attorneys can help your company, in-house counsel or trusted out-side firm navigate the challenging issues presented by an increasingly complex on-line world. From end user agreements, privacy agreements and e-commerce/affiliate contracts, we have you covered.

Our internet attorneys handle a variety of complex litigation and cyber-law issues in the following niche areas, including:

  Website Agreements - Terms of Use Agreements (TOU), Privacy Policy Forms - Copyrighty Policy Forms -Services Contracts  -  Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
On-Line Retailer Representation  -  Internet Defamation, Censorship & Free Speech
E-Commerce Negotiation & Disputes  -  Web Site & Blog Copyright & Fair Use
Affiliate, Reseller and Retail AgreementsDomain Portfolio Analysis & Monetization
ISP, Host and Content Provider ContractsGripe Site & Cybersquatting Issues
Web site, End-User and IP Licensing ContractsInternet Business Formation & Financing
Trademark Registration, Monitoring & EnforcementPiracy and Brand Counterfeiting
Internet Content Licensing & Copyrights - Hacking, Spam & Phishing Attacks
Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act - Data Privacy and Security
Digital Millennium Copyright Act -  User Generated Content (UGC)
June 07, 2014

How to Transfer Ownership of Your App

Developers of apps, whether made available via Apple, Apple’s iTunes Store or via Google Play, I have seen an increase in interest from perspective purchasers of such apps.  Whether it is an app or a game, individuals and companies are interested in purchasing apps that have been developed and made available to the consuming public.  Online market places, such as Flippa, even provide means through which you can sell your apps.  However, as with any sale and purchase of an asset, there are legalities involved with which an internet lawyer can help.

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May 09, 2014

Privacy Agreement Lawyer Can Help to Make Sure You Don’t Get Sanctioned by the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a ruling against Snapchat alleging that the promise of disappearing messages were false.  Approximately 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were compromised.  As importantly, Snapchat misrepresented its data collection practices in its Privacy Policy as posted in its website and its application for both on Android and iPhone.

SnapchatA good website agreement lawyer who specializes in privacy agreements can make sure you don’t end up in trouble with the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive consumer practices.  You don’t want to pay huge fines because your Privacy Agreement for your app or website doesn’t match your practices. 

Contact a privacy agreement attorney today for more information.  

November 30, 2012

A Website Agreement Lawyer Can Help You Better Understand Your Business Model

Should you use a website agreement forms service or have an experienced website agreement lawyer tailor your website agreements to your specific needs?

A good website agreement lawyer or attorney can really help you protect your business and your website. Because what you are going to have in those website agreements, terms of use, terms of service, the privacy agreement for your website, is you are going to have the contract between you and your website visitors. Between your small business, big business, and the registered user. Between your customer through the website and relating to your e-commerce platform. How transactions, returns, warranties, and guarantees are going to work. It is very important to understand that there are many benefits to having solid, legally reviewed website agreements as part of your website platform, usually in the footer, so that it appears on all pages. One particular point that I, as an internet law attorney, want to talk about today is the benefit of better understanding your business model.

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July 26, 2012

Copyright Declaratory Judgment Claim Dismissed

An interesting case just came down, and it was Domain Tools, LLC vs. Russ Smith and Consumer.net LLC. And essentially what happened was that Russ Smith objected to the fact that Domain Tools which is an archiving and data and DNS and who is website, was actually archiving his website, Russ Smith's website, at Consumer.net, and putting it into their database so that other third people could go through and see what his website looked like at particular points.

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Website Agreements Can Help You Avoid Class Actions by Website Visitors

Class action is a special type of lawsuit which is sometimes available in circumstances where everyone in the class is essentially identical. So all the legal rights are identical of the people who would be part of the class action. The clearest example, the most illustrative example in law, is when you've got people who own stock in a company. Their ownership rights represented by the stock certificates are identical for each person that owns shares of stock. So one person who owns that share of stock can actually bring a class action against the company on behalf of all the shareholders. That's an example of a class action.

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June 05, 2012

What is an E-Commerce Contact and How do I Draft One For My Web Site?

An e-commerce contract is a broad category of contracts for companies doing business on the internet. Typically, what lawyers think of as e-commerce contracts, are contracts that are going to be related to the buying and selling of goods and services on the internet. So the e-commerce portion of that label denotes that there's a transaction taking place between folks. An e-commerce contract could be many different things. It could be a contract that a website owner, small business, internet start-up has with a provider of e-commerce services. There are a number of outsource solutions you can register for, and negotiate, in order to have e-commerce services provide to you. Or, it could be the contract between you and your consumer that you're taking money from. There's a wide variety of things that deal with the e-commerce world on the internet. Many of the relationships are governed by contracts.

 

 

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May 08, 2012

Who Owns the Content on a Website?

Brian Hall: This is attorney Brian Hall with Traverse Legal, PLC., a law firm representing Internet companies throughout the world. Today, I will be answering the question: who owns content on a website? Now, this question has multiple parts to it. So, let's define each aspect.

The first deals with content, and what is content? Content could mean many things. It could mean the words that someone sees on a website. It could mean images or photographs, it could mean videos, it could mean other things that are present on a website.

The second part is, what is a website? A website is obviously what you arrive at when you type a domain name into the URL browser. So, who owns content on a website? The easiest way to answer that question is to look at the terms of use, or terms of service that are on a particular website. The terms of use are one type of website agreement, that typically details who owns the particular content on a website. It even goes into who owns intellectual property associated with that website, and that intellectual property can be a trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other type of non-tangible or real property.

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March 27, 2012

Users Influence Companies' Terms of Use, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy

Throughout the past several years, many online companies have made changes to their Terms of Use, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.  Some do so on their own initiative, only to be rebuked by users and forced to make additional changes.  Others respond to user input and make changes based upon it.  Pinterest, a social media site that allows users to organize and share things from other websites, is overhauling its terms.  In particular, Pinterest is revising its website terms and conditions.  The Pinterest Terms relate to ownership of content, use of content, intellectual property rights associated with that content, among other things.  Pinterest also appears to be taking an interest in providing an opportunity to be notified in the event of a copyright complaint or trademark complaint by offering online forms for copyright and trademark owners to utilize.  It remains to be seen how Internet users will reach to these new terms and conditions, but most likely this is not the first and will not be the last changes.  All companies are well-served to regularly revisit their website terms and conditions to ensure they are accurate and relevant to the current business model.  Moreover, as changes in the law occur, updates may be necessary or recommended.  As always, an internet lawyer can help when it comes to website agreements.

January 05, 2012

What is an E-Commerce Contract?

Welcome to Internet Law Radio where we discuss the hottest topics in Internet law.  If you are facing an Internet law issue, cyber law complaint, web site or e-commerce issue, we have an Internet lawyer ready to help.

Welcome to Internet Law Radio.  My name is E-Commerce Attorney Enrico Schaefer.  I specialize in Internet law and e-commerce contract issues.  Today, we’re going to be talking about the simple issue of what is an e-commerce contract.  It’s a term that we hear a lot in the Internet law trade.  And, of course, every company, whether or not you’re a traditional company, a technology company, an Internet start-up, or some other online business or e-commerce company, you have the same necessities as anyone else.  You need a web site host, a web developer, and developers to develop applications for your iPhone app or Android app.  So, what is an e-commerce lawyer?  What is an e-commerce contract?  These are very important issues.

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September 09, 2011

Terms of Service (TOS) Modifications by Dropbox Please Consumers

Your terms of service are your business model: 

Too many lawyers try and draft terms of service (TOS) or terms of use (TOU) to protect the website operator to the extremes.  Drafting contract terms which overly-protect the website owner can have consequences, however.   Especially on issues related to privacy policies, consumers are becoming more aware of the clickwrap agreements they agree to.  Perhaps the constant privacy concerns within the Facebook community are driving more consumer awareness about these issues. 

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Events & Conferences:
  • International Trademark Association 2011, San Francisco, California
  • Cyber Law Summit 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Game Developers Conference 2011, San Francisco, California
  • DOMAINfest 2011, Santa Monica, California
Recent Attorney Speaking Engagements:
  • South By Southwest 2010 SXSW Interactive Conference, Austin, Texas
  • West LegalEdcenter Midwestern Law Firm Management, Chicago, Illinois
  • Internet Advertising under Part 255, Altitude Design Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Online Defamation and Reputation Management, News Talk 650 AM, The Cory Kolt Show, Canada Public Radio Saskatewan Canada
  • Alternative Fee Structures, Center for Competitive Management, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • FTC Part 255 Advertising Requirements, Mom 2.0 Conference, Houston, Texas
  • Webmaster Radio, Cybersquatting & Domain Monetization, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Notable Complex Litigation Cases Handled By Our Lawyers:
  • Trademark Infringement, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Cybersquatting Law, Trademark Law and Dilution Detroit, Michigan
  • Internet Defamation & Online Libel Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Trade Secret Theft, Chicago, Illinois
  • Cybersquatting Law, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Miami, Florida
  • Cybersquatting Law, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Eastern Dist. of Virginia, Alexandria
  • Stolen Domain Name, Orlando, Florida
  • Commercial Litigation, Tampa, Florida
  • Copyright Infringement and Cybersquatting Law, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Mass Tort Litigation, Los Angeles, California
  • Stolen Domain Name, Detroit, Michigan
  • Adwords Keyword Trademark Infringement, Los Angeles, California
  • Trademark Infringement & Unfair Competition, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Non-Compete Agreement and Trade Secret Theft, Detroit, Michigan
  • Mass Tort, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mass Tort, Tyler, Texas
  • Insurance Indemnity, New York
  • Copyright Infringement, Detroit, Michigan