Having the right domain name may have an enormous commercial value since much of today’s trade is made over the Internet.
Published 21. June 2016
Having the right domain name may have an enormous commercial value since much of today’s trade is made over the Internet. In the wake of this, many entities have experienced to have their name or trademark registered by third parties with no other interest in the domain name than to sell it or to prevent the rightful owner from using the domain name commercially.
Registration of domain names does in itself not create exclusive rights in the subject name, which is why it is advisable to also secure the name as a trademark. Furthermore, it is important to conduct availability searches of the name before registering or purchasing domain names of interest, in order to eliminate the risk that the domain name is useless due to prior, conflicting trademarks.
Our team is well experienced in assessing legal risks referring to use and registration of domain names and trademarks, and in assisting clients in securing the trademarks or domain names they opt for. We also assist in enforcement and dispute resolution relating to domain names, nationally and internationally.