An Internet Lawyer Specializing in Internet Commerce Company Representation

January 5th, 2012

Welcome to Internet Law Radio where we discuss the hottest topics in Internet law.  If you are facing an Internet law issue, cyber law complaint, web site or e-commerce issue, we have an Internet lawyer ready to help.

This is Enrico Schaefer.  I am an internet Law Attorney who specializes in internet law, e-commerce issues, online commerce, internet commerce and related areas.  Our law firm represents brick and mortar companies with internet law issues, as well as internet and technology companies who need a lawyer who understands what their business model is and how they go about it.

The first question we always get is why do I need an internet lawyer?  And the answer is, well, you can hire any lawyer that you want, but why would you pay a lawyer to learn about such things as DNS, IP, internet protocol, domain registrars, domain proxies, how to subpoena an ISP or web hosting company, digital millennium takedown notice letters and response, how to monitor your trademarks on the internet, cybersquatting and a variety of other issues.  And the answer is you don’t want to pay your lawyer to learn something that an internet lawyer already knows.

If you’re an internet business, this is especially true.  Small start-up internet business and big internet businesses alike have many requirements in order to have licensing, trademark protection, guard against cybersquatting, sue people under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and a whole host of related issues.  So, typically, these aren’t one-off type legal projects.  There is a general counsel relationship between the internet lawyer and the internet company / internet business.  So, you need someone that you can rely on day-to-day, day in and day out.  An internet lawyer will not only understand your technology, but also understand how to protect you online.  Let’s face it, there’s a lot of bad stuff going on online, from infringement to defamation and a host of related issues.  Therefore, what you need is someone you can trust, someone that’s going to be able to get you through your legal issue most efficiently, knowledge and experience.  You don’t necessarily need the “best” internet lawyer, but you certainly need an internet lawyer who understands the back-end technology of the World Wide Web.

Internet law is very specialized area of law.  And there are a number of internet laws, which were passed by congress or by the various states, such as California, New York, Florida, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, that all have specialized laws on a variety of different things that your lawyer is going to have to understand.  So, internet law means all these various statutes that seek to address specific problems on the internet.  And an internet entrepreneur needs someone who understands those various internet laws.  An internet lawyer deals with those internet laws every single day.

When you deal with internet commerce or e-commerce and you’re taking online payments through an e-commerce portal or what have you, you’ve got various privacy agreements that you’ve got to deal with, you’ve got your terms of service or terms of use, which you have to get well drafted in order to protect you from liability.  The internet industry is a big industry and there is a lot to know and a lot to learn, even for an attorney such as myself who specialized in internet law.  It is a daily challenge to keep up with all the variety of internet law issues that arise each and every day.  You need someone who specializes.

If you want to speak with an internet law attorney about what it will cost for representation on an internet law issue, just give us a call.  We can help you understand not only what you might need by way of project deliverables, but we will tell you what the attorney fee is going to be, and we will guarantee that attorney fee at the end of the day.  You will not pay more than the quote that we provide you for the deliverables that we guarantee to produce on your behalf.

My name is Enrico Schaefer.  I’m an internet lawyer and I am here to help.  We’ll see you next time.

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