Internet & E-Commerce

Gray Plant Mooty represents clients in Internet and e-commerce matters across a wide spectrum of legal and business issues, such as  electronic contracting, secured transactions, taxation, intellectual property, and privacy.

Our team's experience includes:

  • Drafting and reviewing content licensing and cooperative marketing agreements
  • Representing clients in Internet domain name disputes, with a record of  successful arbitrations under the ICANN Dispute Resolution Policy
  • Registering and transferring domain names
  • Drafting privacy policies and terms and conditions for Web sites
  • Drafting and negotiating web site development and hosting agreements
  • Developing policies to regulate employees' use of the Internet
  • Representing Internet companies in key business and financing issues, including formation, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings
  • Representing a popular virtual world Web site for children regarding privacy and site security issues

Franchisors and the Web

If you are a franchisor who is taking advantage of Web technologies to grow your business, you may find yourself facing challenges you did not have to deal with before. Our team is here to help you prosper without problems.  We provide services for:

  • Counseling and developing policies for franchisee Web sites, such as  the proper use of trademarks and service marks on the Internet by franchisees
  • Drafting policies governing franchisee use of the Internet as an advertising or sales medium
  • Developing policies for franchisor-established intranets for franchisee communications
  • Drafting privacy policies and terms and conditions for franchisor Web sites
  • Protecting trademarks and service marks from third-party use, through litigation or alternate dispute resolution
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