When a company has gone out of business, is the company website considered an asset?

Who would have permission to use the website in the future? If a business goes under and members of that business form a new company and use the same format of website, but change the web address, logo and some of the content, do they need permission to do so? If so, from whom?

Asked on July 31, 2012 under Business Law, Washington

Answers:

Gene Meltser, Esq. / BIRG & MELTSER

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

yes, the site DNS and the design are the company's assets and the designer or the company may hold a copyright to it. DNS is probably owned by the company so you need to see who it is registered to. you can look it up at whois.com


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