Website domain names are an increasingly important component of brand and customer relationship management. That is why it is vital that you have access to the recourse you need when your rights are infringed.
We help clients prevent ‘cybersquatting’, where another party unjustifiably registers a domain name associated with your business. We also assist with remedial actions should an incident of cybersquatting take place.
Where a domain name is ‘abusive’ or has been registered in ‘bad faith’, there are specific forms of recourse available, which are different from those used in cases of trade mark infringement.
Should cybersquatting affect you, our attorneys are experienced in dealing with cases at:
- Nominet Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) for the ‘.uk’ country code Top Level Domain,
- EURid Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure (ADR) for the ‘.eu’ country code Top Level Domain
- Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) and
- Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) for generic Top-Level Domains.
For disputes broader than just bad faith domain registration, we are also able to assist with trade mark litigation.