Domain Names and Online Usage
- Domain names represent a crucial extension of trade mark rights and we regularly assist our clients with registering their domain name, as well as enforcing their trade mark rights against illegitimate or potentially conflicting domain names when appropriate.
- Disputes over online usage of trade marks are nowadays frequent, especially on domain name entitlement as domain names are granted on a first come first served basis. At Harrison IP, our trade mark team is experienced in handling such disputes and in particular in filing complaints with the appropriate authorities (including with eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program).
- We also administer a watching service for an existing domain names held by clients. Such watches expose any potentially conflicting new domain registrations and allow them to be attempted to be transferred back to our clients as soon as possible.
- Our specialist attorneys for this area are Anne Lacaze and Natalie Brindle.
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Registered intellectual property rights, such as patents, registered designs, or trade marks, are a powerful deterrent to competitors who may be “inspired” by your brand or technology. This is in large part because they are considered prima facie valid; this means, in essence, that they are valid until proven otherwise (usually by the person you’re … Read More
There are three methods widely accepted as best practice for quantifying the value of intellectual property or intangible assets: cost approach – intellectual property is valued at the historic cost of development; market approach – intangible asset value is extrapolated from similar or equivalent sale transactions that are a matter of public record (much as … Read More
Under the government’s IP Access scheme, British SME’s have until March 2022 to apply for grants of up to £5,000 total (incl. VAT) towards intellectual property costs. Since it’s a grant, not a loan, the amount, if awarded, never needs repaying, nor is it tied to any milestones or outcomes. The grant cannot be used … Read More