Protecting your brand online is important. We have extensive experience of obtaining the transfer of domain names improperly registered by third parties.
Our team has a good record of resolving domain name disputes informally, with the registrant agreeing to transfer the domain name. However, occasionally it is necessary to file formal complaints, for example, under the Nominet Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) or the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). We have an excellent record of obtaining the transfer of domain names in such cases.
We also assist with issues specific to new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), such as the Trade Mark Clearing House and the new Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) Procedure.
We also work closely with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) in order to have ‘.uk’ websites involved in the sale of counterfeit products taken down.Read more
Domain name registration services
Our domain names team of attorneys, solicitors and paralegals are also able to provide services related to the registration of domain names.Read more
Contentious domain name management
We oversee over 400 contentious domain name matters for two key clients. This involves sending cease and desist letters to infringers, liaising with registries and registrars, liaising with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) regarding certain counterfeit domain names and filing Nominet DRS and WIPO UDRP complaints.
Recovery of typosquatting domain names
We successfully recovered 11 typosquatting domain names from an entity which was linking the domain names to webpages featuring sponsored links to competitors of our client.