We are one of the most successful filers of UDRP and other ICANN policy, and Department of Commerce policy complaints. In addition to ICANN policies, certain country code registries have informal resolution procedures, such as Nominet’s dispute policy for .uk domains. When devising registration strategies, we take into account which jurisdictions offer liberal, low cost recovery and which do not. We have successfully recovered domain names for clients in jurisdictions all over the world.
The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) is a powerful tool to recover pirated domain names and may also be applicable against infringing usernames on social media websites. Additionally, dilution claims feature prominently in any litigation strategy. Our Litigation Department has experience in bringing such claims and has successfully resolved such disputes during pending litigation.
Some domains or social media usernames are integral to your business name. Often, our clients wish to obtain a particular name without driving up the price by disclosing their identity. We have helped our clients with such matters by providing name valuation estimates, assisting in undisclosed principal acquisitions, and devising complex strategies.