Domain name disputes need to be resolved swiftly and efficiently. Domain names are often now considered an important part of a company’s “Intellectual Property” portfolio.
In the early years of the internet, the only way to deal with those using a domain name in a way that damaged another company's brand was through the courts. Court proceedings remain an option but since the late 1990s a series of procedures have sprung up that provide a quick, efficient, self-enforcing and relatively inexpensive way of dealing with improper domain name use, no matter where in the world the “infringer” might be based.
Unusually for teams that undertake this sort of work, our lawyers have successfully acted both for those who are bringing and are defending domain name proceedings.