Revision Legal Recovers More Than $3.5 Million in Domain Name Theft Cases in Past 12 Months

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Intellectual property and Internet law firm reaches milestone litigating domain name theft cases on a nationwide scale.

Domain name theft is an ever-increasing reality for any individual or business that owns a domain name. And combating this digital crime is a difficult task because many times few, if any, digital fingerprints are left behind. In the last year, Revision Legal, an intellectual property and Internet law firm with extensive experience in domain theft, has recovered 486 domain names worth over $3.5 million.

“There is a strong upward trend in the number of domain name theft cases,” said John Di Giacomo, a partner at Revision Legal. “Often times, overseas hackers target a specific domain portfolio, obtain unauthorized access to the owner’s email, and gain entry to the owner’s registrar account where they can freely and quickly transfer the domains into their own possession.”

Domain name theft can leave unsuspecting victims lost as their property has literally vanished. Often times, domain owners do not realize the loss until days or weeks later. Revision Legal files lawsuits across the country to recover stolen domain.

“Litigating domain name theft issues is an extremely complex puzzle. It is a prime example of technology outpacing the law,” said Eric Misterovich, partner at Revision Legal. “Many states recognize domain names as what we believe they are: property. And when someone steals your property, you should have the right to swift civil remedies.”

Revision Legal’s results include recovering extremely valuable three and four letter domain names. These domains are either used an investment or create regular advertising revenue.

“We thoroughly enjoy solving these complex puzzles and returning domain names to our clients,” said Di Giacomo.

About Revision Legal

Revision Legal is an inherently distinctive intellectual property and Internet law firm that tackles issues on the cutting edge of the Internet and business. Revision Legal is effective because the firm understand the technologies and business models that move and shape people and networks around the world. Located in Michigan, Revision Legal helps clients solve problems on a global scale.

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