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.

Acts for major corporations and SMEs from the UK, the EU, the USA and Japan.
Chambers
They are exceptionally effective and will surpass your expectations.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Unfailingly responsive, thorough, creative and prompt.
Legal 500
D Young & Co succeeds in delivering high-quality, cost-effective prosecution and litigation, while maintaining an attentive and responsive client service.
World Trademark Review 1000
The dispute resolution and legal group, led by Tamsin Holman, acts for high profile clients in contentious matters relating to the full-range of IP rights. Clients include Guinness World Records, Marriott Hotels, PepsiCo and Rolex.
Legal 500
They demonstrate an impressive understanding of the psychological factors that come into play when communicating with authorities.
IAM Patent 1000
The trailblazing move [to recruit solicitors] has equipped the firm to provide persuasive one-stop service to a cadre of prestigious household name.
World Trademark Review 1000
D Young & Co’s killer USP is its seamless integration of trademark attorney and legal teams.
World Trademark Review 1000
They are very efficient and give excellent advice and support.
Chambers

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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Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
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Uli Foerstl
Uli Foerstl
Partner, Rechtsanwalt
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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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Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
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Associates

Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Carolin Golling
Carolin Golling
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Associate, Solicitor
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Solicitors

Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
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Consultants

Ian Starr
Ian Starr
Consultant, Solicitor
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