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.

PIPCU liaison

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.

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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.

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  • Case Study

    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.

  • Case Study

    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.

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Chambers
The group is well versed in domain name disputes.
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Meet the team

Partners

Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
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Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
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Gabriele Engels
Gabriele Engels
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
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Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
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Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
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Yvonne Stone
Yvonne Stone
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
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Senior Associates

Peter Byrd
Peter Byrd
Senior Associate, Solicitor
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Associates

Phil Leonard
Phil Leonard
Associate, Solicitor
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Attorneys, Rechtsanwälte & Solicitors

Kamila Geremek
Kamila Geremek
Solicitor
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Agnieszka Stephenson
Agnieszka Stephenson
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Consultants

Ian Starr
Ian Starr
Consultant, Solicitor
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