When: November 17th, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:15 PM
MCLE: 1.00 Hour (General)
About the Event: The rise of e-commerce and crypto currencies has led to a cottage industry of scammers setting up fraudulent websites. Commonly, a scammer will pose as a legitimate internet retailer, take orders and collect payment from unsuspecting customers, and deliver nothing or counterfeit product in return. These websites frequently infringe the trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights of bona fide merchants and service providers or misuse the personal data of customers or users lured to the deceptive site. Scammers know it will take several months to remove a fake website from the internet via traditional federal litigation and injunctive relief. By the time a court orders a website removed or de-indexed, the swindlers have made off with thousands of dollars from fraudulent sales or valuable personal information and moved on to create another fake website.
While litigation is expensive, time consuming, and less than effective in addressing ongoing online scams and infringement, takedown notifications offer a much faster and more cost-effective means of eliminating counterfeit websites. Join us to learn about various federal, state, and foreign statutes and specific procedures that can be used to get a fraudulent website offline.
Speaker: Brian S. Tamsut
Brian Tamsut is an attorney with SoCal IP Law Group in the firm’s Westlake Village office. His practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation in federal courts, and alternative strategies for addressing online fraud, scams, and infringement. Brian attended UC Irvine School of Law as an Erwin Chemerinsky Merit Scholar. During law school he worked pro bono for the UC Irvine Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Law Clinic, where he represented copyright holders before a federal rulemaking agency and testified about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) before the United States Copyright Office.
Cost: $10 SBCBA Members/$15 Non-Members
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