Domain name law

Your firm’s name and trademarks are valuable assets. Especially on the Internet. It is therefore vital not only to register your own trademarks and name as addresses (domains) on the worldwide web but also to take strong action against freeloaders who register identical or similar domains for themselves in an attempt to divert custom. Particularly as, since March 2013, steps have been taken to introduce a large number of new generic top-level domains (new gTLDs) which will in all likelihood attract an increasing number of domain name pirates.

Our services in domain name law comprise:

  • Monitoring domains for our clients’ brands, company and personal names.

  • Pursuing domain infringements of trademarks and rights to use a name.

  • Taking cancellation and assignment action against domain name pirates and domain grabbers.

  • Conducting arbitration procedure for the assignment or cancellation of domains in the event of abusive registration, especially of .com-, .net- and .info-domains, new gTLDs and .eu-domains.

  • Filing so-called dispute applications with the German domain name issuing authority DENIC in the event of abusive registration of .de- domains.