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Client and Industry Challenges

The explosive growth of the Internet has presented unique challenges and opportunities for web-based and traditional companies with or without an online presence. The dynamic nature of Internet calls into question the applicability of many time honored legal and business presumptions governing established commerce and conduct.

Snell & Wilmer's Internet law attorneys focus on addressing the legal and business issues surrounding the Internet. Our combination of technical and legal capabilities allow us to counsel clients on a wide range of Internet issues, ranging from developing e-commerce strategies to handling domain name disputes.

Areas of Service

Our firm's Internet attorneys are well-versed in the issues that surround Internet and e-commerce ventures. Our services include:

  • Client software and Web site terms of use
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate organization and financing
  • Cryptography and digital signature issues
  • Cybersquatting and reverse domain name hijacking
  • Defamation, obscenity, and constitutional issues
  • Development agreements
  • Digital millennium copyright act requirements
  • Domain name and trademark issues
  • ICANN dispute resolution procedures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Meta-tag issues
  • Patent, trademark, and copyright protection
  • Public and private securities offerings
  • Regulatory counseling
  • Software component licensing
  • Venture capital financing
  • Web site privacy statements
  • Web site co-branding and advertising agreements

Clients We Serve

Our Internet law attorneys represent a wide range of clients, from local Internet start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, spread throughout the United States. While their needs are as diverse as their businesses, and their requirements are as broad as their geography, each expects and receives the unparalleled level of client service that is the hallmark of Snell & Wilmer’s legal representation.

Why Clients Select Us

Dynamic Approach: Snell & Wilmer's Internet law practice includes an interdisciplinary team of attorneys drawn from the firm's business and finance, intellectual property and technology, commercial litigation, and other practice groups, which allows our team to respond to the unique and quickly evolving challenges posed by the Internet. Our diverse training and experience in other areas of the law also helps us assist clients in specific circumstances involving employment, product liability, financial services, bankruptcy, government and internal investigations and other Internet-related matters.

Involved and Invested: Even though the Internet and e-commerce law is still a relatively new practice area (compared with other areas of law), our attorneys strive to stay abreast of Internet related issues by being involved in related organizations and by regularly attending and giving seminars on Internet-related matters. These types of participation have helped us stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of Internet law, and our firm supports these activities at no cost to our clients.