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Domain Names

Having a global online strategy is essential. Cybersquatters are a significant threat to your online reputation, security, and revenue streams. Our internet domain name team has advised clients in this area for more than 15 years.

Domain name portfolios inevitably cover a multitude of countries. Your enforcement efforts must be global. At the cutting edge of internet-related branding issues, we helped to develop appropriate rights protection mechanisms within ICANN for the new gTLD program.

Together, we will make sure you have the right strategy and strike the right balance between defensive registrations, monitoring, and recuperation.

LimeGreen IP

An overview of IP law and related procedures, and how these may differ from country to country.

Representative Experience

Filed and won first paperless eUniform Doman Name Dispute Resolution Policy (eUDRP) case in a domain-name dispute before WIPO on behalf of a leading mobile phone manufacturer.

Advised Canyon Bicycle in the first ever UDRP case filed against a new gTLD.

Managing the global trademark portfolio and domain name enforcement for eBay, and major global rebrands for both eBay and PayPal.

Managing Deutsche Telekom's global trademark and domain name portfolio. Advising on complex color mark and other nontraditional trademark litigation in Europe and the U.S.

Advising Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA) in a trademark, domain name, and social media dispute with Merck KGaA. over use of the name “Merck” in Europe and U.S.

Advising a major international company on the ICANN new gTLD application process and how it affects trademark owners.

Advising a China-based domain name registry in formulating its registration policies (English and Chinese) for a new gTLD.

Advising a major Chinese micro blogging company on new gTLD Legal Rights Objection process and assisting with preparation and filing of Legal Rights Objections with WIPO.

2014

Europe – Domain Names / Internet Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

UDRP complainant fails to prove that domain name was registered for its trademark value

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