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David Weslow


Wiley Rein LLP

David Weslow is a partner with Wiley Rein LLP. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and transactions involving trademarks, copyrights, and domain names. A former software and web developer, he regularly handles cutting-edge disputes involving law and technology.

David has developed particular expertise helping businesses navigate Internet, software, and anti-counterfeiting issues, and assists clients with the often novel application of intellectual property claims to business and product impersonations, cyber-based scams, intangible thefts, social media issues, and other Internet and software based disputes. He is the author of Bloomberg BNA’s Guide to the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and has represented clients dozens of cybersquatting lawsuits – with hundreds of domain names, websites, and digital assets at issue.

David was named “Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal for intellectual property litigation, one of DC’s “Super Lawyers” (2016-2022) and “Rising Stars” (2013-2015) for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine, and a “Leading Practitioner” in Information Technology Law (2016-2017) by Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology. He received the 2016 “Lonnie Borck Memorial Award” from the Internet Commerce Association for pro bono intellectual property litigation, and The Legal 500 US 2012 recognized him for his practice “relating to online and emerging technology.”

Recent Articles by David Weslow

Statute of Limitations Under the Anti-Cybersquatting Statute: A Very Limited Limitation

Despite being codified more than 20 years ago, there are many open questions regarding application of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d) (“ACPA”). Certainly, domain name conflicts continue to evolve given the continued importance of the domain name system to the Internet and the constant changes in both technology and strategies of offenders. But there are also open questions in the application of the cybersquatting law itself, including the applicability and application of statutes of limitations. Does a statute of limitations apply to ACPA claims? If so, how long is it? And from when does it run? This article discusses the relatively small body of law that analyzes statutes of limitations for cybersquatting claims under the ACPA.