Internet Law

Ioppolo Law Group
Ioppolo Law Group has some of the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys in the country on matters related to the Internet. Throughout the United States, we’ve handled all types of business transactions and legal disputes typical to Internet and ecommerce companies, including venture capital investments into such companies, public offerings of equity securities on behalf of issuers in this industry, licensing and distribution agreements, advertising and marketing agreements, website agreements, false and deceptive advertising claims, domain name disputes, trademark infringements, copyright infringements, and defamation claims. We’ve also been responsible for auditing, developing, and managing compliance programs, policies and procedures for several online marketing companies.

What distinguishes ILG from other law firms is that our attorneys have more than 6 years’ experience as in-house attorneys and business professionals for MarketLeverage Interactive Advertising, Inc., a leading online marketing company that builds online marketing campaigns, operates an affiliate network, and advertises marketing campaigns online through a multitude of distribution channels, including the Web, email, search, social media, and mobile devices. Many lawyers know the law but have a hard time understanding the day-to-day business realities of their clients. Our direct, hands-on legal and business experience gives us an extraordinary and practical understanding of business and advertising.

If you have an Internet-related matter and you think Ioppolo Law Group can help, we welcome you to call us at (407) 444-1004.

Online advertising and marketing agreements.

Ioppolo Law Group successfully negotiated and drafted hundreds of contracts with leading online advertisers and merchants, advertising agencies, affiliate networks, email marketers, and publishers, ranging from affiliate marketing agreements, to licensing and distribution agreements, to web hosting and creative development agreements. We’ve also handled dozens of disputes for these clients, including trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property disputes, disputes related to non-compliant marketing practices by publishers and affiliates, and disputes related to payment.

Website agreements.

Ioppolo Law Group has substantial experience in drafting website agreements, including website terms of use, privacy policies, Digital Millennium Copyright Act polices, special disclaimers, terms and conditions for continuity programs, and all other agreements relating to the Internet and ecommerce.

Online advertising and marketing compliance.

Ioppolo Law Group has extensive experience advising its clients on compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations relating to online advertising and marketing. Our advice and compliance programs are designed to help business owners and companies avoid government investigations and costly litigation related to false and deceptive advertising or other unfair marketing practices. We regularly review and advise our clients on all types of advertising materials for our clients, including emails, banners, and websites. Our attorneys have advised a broad range of businesses in this area, including online advertisers and merchants, email marketers and list managers, affiliate networks, and publishers.

Domain name disputes.

Ioppolo Law Group handles all forms of domain name disputes, including cybersquatting, typo-squatting, and other domain-based trademark infringement. We handle these disputes through ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, or the federal Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, depending on the circumstances and the relief sought.

Ioppolo Law Group has extensive copyright and trademark infringement experience, including pre-litigation disputes and representing and defending copyright and trademark owners in state and federal courts. Our attorneys are particularly experienced in dealing with the unique laws affecting copyright and trademark infringements on the Internet. Such experience includes:

  • Counseling clients regarding, and handling disputes involving, secondary liability of Internet intermediaries under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act; and
  • Preparing and responding to takedown notices issued pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Content licensing agreements.

Ioppolo Law Group assists clients with the drafting and negotiation of comprehensive license agreements. It has extensive experience in several areas of online content licensing, including the drafting and negotiation of agreements involving databases, information, software, creative materials, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property.

Ioppolo Law Group has successfully handled numerous anti-spam disputes and actions against advertisers, affiliate networks and publishers. We are aggressive and have the experience and knowledge to combat frivolous lawsuits filed by spam plaintiffs and “shake-down” operations, as well as handle investigations or actions by federal or state investigative authorities.

Online defamation and free speech.

Because of the anonymity posed by the Internet, individuals and businesses often find themselves the victims of defamatory claims by unknown individuals, whether they be former employees or disgruntled customers. Ioppolo Law Group assists its clients in removing the defamatory comments, rooting out the source of the defamatory comments, and, when appropriate, filing legal action to recover damages.