Domain names

With domain names such an important marketing tool, trade mark clearance searches now routinely incorporate a domain search to check that a chosen name mark is available for registration and use online.

We advise our clients on both sides of the issue – whether registering their own domain names or keeping watch to make sure third parties aren’t registering names that will infringe our client's intellectual property rights.

Along the way we have built up considerable experience of handling domain name disputes against cybersquatters, either before Nominet (relating to .uk domains) or WIPO (relating to gTLDs, such as .com). We have also acted in a number of high profile disputes, providing pragmatic advice on the appropriate strategy, including the use of the dispute resolution procedures.

If you would like to find out more about our domain name service or discuss a specific issue, please start by contacting a member of our team.

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