International & Offshore Web sites
The Internet has opened up a tremendous global business opportunity for international companies to market their products and services online to American consumers. The downside for such companies is that their commercial activities in the American market often lead to litigation. We have developed an expertise in representing foreign based companies in California based litigation, both as defendants and plaintiffs.Representing International Internet Companies
Raines Feldman LLP is a skilled Internet law firm. Our legal team has extensive backgrounds in business law, e-commerce, Internet law and intellectual property law. We can answer your internet based litigation questions and provide legal strategies designed to prevail at trial or on summary judgment.
International websites accessed by U.S. consumers face legal risks beyond the laws of their home countries. As one of the few Internet law firms handling Web-related legal issues, we have experience with clients across the world in a wide range of industries. Whether your firm is located in Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa or the Pacific Rim, we can advise you with respect to American laws governing your e-commerce.Experienced Counsel for International Online Commerce
Our background in Internet law and international business provides the knowledge to help your company address legal concerns involving international websites, including:
- U.S. federal jurisdiction versus that of your home country
- Web server hosting in other countries for e-commerce
- Online product sales
- U.S. federal law governing online content and communication in the U.S., including protection of trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights
- Legal standards for pay-per-click (PPC) advertising
- SMS marketing and mobile Web communication (texting)
- Social networking and
- Website terms and conditions relating to U.S. consumers
We handle commercial litigation involving international websites, including assistance resolving domain name disputes and addressing Internet defamation, both of which can jeopardize your business objectives online in America. We use proven legal strategies to provide affordable solutions so that small and medium-sized firms across the globe can effectively resolve American litigation matters.Our Recent International Litigation Matters
Chloe, et al. v. Tradekey, (Central District of California): We are defending a large international business to business sales website against a consortium of luxury goods brands suing for counterfeiting and contributory counterfeiting.
Superkite v. Glickman, (Northern District of Illinois): We represent an Australian company suing a prominent Chicago real estate developer for millions of dollars for defaulting on a loan.
Life Bliss Foundation v. SunTV, et al., (Central District of California): We represent a California non-profit corporation in litigation alleging that one of India’s largest media companies engaged in violations of the federal RICO statute.