Leaving A Law Firm In The Internet Age Raises Trademark Issues

Law360, New York (October 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the “old days,” when a name partner left a law firm, the trademark issues were straightforward. In the Internet era, however, these issues have become more complex because law firms extensively use Web sites to promote their services and e-mail to communicate with clients and potential clients. Former partners have a strong interest in the ex-firm not using their names in the firm name as well as in the firm’s domain name and corresponding e-mail addresses. On the other hand, even though the firm has...
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