Practice

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.

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.

Representing Tencent in successfully recovering its much-publicized domain name "weixin.com" (WeChat in Mandarin) through domain name proceedings before HKIAC.

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