About David Mitnick

Founder & President - Prior to starting DomainSkate, David spent ten years as an intellectual property lawyer with Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP in New York, working in all phases of intellectual property law including trademark licensing and prosecution, patent and copyright litigation and Internet law.

NY Times Reports on New Cyber-Scam Targeting Digital Advertisers

The New York Times reported yesterday that a hacking ring has been using fake websites to bilk advertisers out of millions of dollars (daily) from fake ads being posted on fraudulent web pages. The full article can be found by clicking here. The scam took advantage of known deficiencies in the digital advertising space and [...]

By | December 22, 2016|

DinnerWithDonald Domain Confusion

Ian Hawes and PAC American Horizons are using to solicit PAC donations - but it's unclear if supporter's money goes to the candidate.

By | August 30, 2016|

Birkenstock Walks Away From Amazon Marketplace Over Counterfeit Sales

Birkenstock USA announced this week that it has decided to stop selling in the marketplace because of what it believes is the company’s failure to provide effective remedies to stop counterfeit sales of Birkenstock branded products on its site. Birkenstock USA’s CEO, Mr. David Kahan, wrote a letter to its retail partners that CNBC [...]

By | July 22, 2016|

Spring Cleaning: Tidy Up Your Brand Protection

Staying one step ahead of the next scam or fake site that targets your brand or customers requires constant vigilance. Just like a Spring Cleaning ritual that forces you to organize and take stock of the things that have accumulated in your home or office, the same routine can help you protect your online digital [...]

By | April 26, 2016|

How a Typo Could Ruin a Booming Brand like Netflix

Every up-and-coming brand wants traffic, leads, and customers – these goals are clearly identified and frequently mentioned. But, there is another ambition shared by marketers of the world that isn’t admitted as openly: the desire for fame. Brands want to be widely known and loved and somehow make their mark. Netflix is a perfect example [...]

By | March 31, 2016|

My Client’s IP Has Been Compromised Online – How Do I Fix it?

If your company has a brand worth selling, then it is also a brand worth stealing. This is the fundamental rule in the online marketplace (or jungle), where squatters and scammers target unsuspecting customers and loyal users of brands and companies of all shapes, sizes, and locales. For attorneys, understanding what to do when there [...]

By | February 26, 2016|

The New Nigerian Prince Scam, According To the Better Business Bureau

Earlier this month, the BBB issued an alert notifying the public of a reboot of the well known Nigerian Prince email phishing scam. The scam has been around for years but the new version is more sophisticated and is costing victims millions of dollars annually. The scam is relatively simple:  target receives a fax, letter, [...]

By | February 3, 2016|

3 Reasons Why CMOs are Focusing on Brand Security

Chief Marketing Officers and brand executives of all stripes are having to learn how to deal with online security issues as cyber criminals focus their attention on damaging brands, stealing confidential information, or simply confusing customers. The reasons for this are: CMOs are responsible for the “reputation” of their brands and businesses The effects of [...]

By | October 28, 2015|

Beware: Next Step Phishing Scams Target Brands and Execs

Next Generation Phishing Scams Target Executives and Business Leaders Specifically Scams that target brands and their customers have been around for a very long time. Most people that we meet, even those who don’t work for larger corporations, have received fake emails that looked like a legitimate bank, phone company, utility, or government agency communication. [...]

By | October 22, 2015|

Why an IP Lawyer Developed a New Way to Protect Brands Online

When I was a practicing Intellectual Property attorney, my favorite activity was working one-on-one with a client’s executive team. I loved discovering the intersection where law and business met, ensuring they had proper legal protections, and focusing my work to help build a better business. Any decision or strategy on the legal side had to [...]

By | October 6, 2015|

DomainSkate on Clio Webinar

Last week, DomainSkate CEO David Mitnick appeared as a panelist on a webinar hosted by Joshua Lenon of Clio, a company specializing in cloud-based law practice management software. DomainSkate is a Clio partner. Also on the webinar, which focused on how IP attorneys should use online discovery and investigation tools, were Mary Juetten of Traklight and Tim [...]

By | September 21, 2015|

DomainSkate at NY Tech Meetup

DomainSkate presents and demos new release at NY Tech Meetup

By | September 10, 2015|

.Buzz is the New Buzz

We sat down with Bill Doshier the CEO of .Buzz. He told us all about what he’s doing with the .Buzz registry and his latest project the website.

By | July 8, 2015|

Did the House Create An Impossible Standard With DOTCOM Act?

The House recently passed the Dotcom Act H.R. 805. The language of the Act is problematic in not defining "intergovernmental" clearly.

By | July 6, 2015|

The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Domain Issues

The race is on for the 2016 presidency, but this time, candidates have a new headache to deal with: internet domain challenges. Almost every 2016 presidential candidate has a domain issue.

By | June 30, 2015|