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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