Domain names

Choose and protect your domain name

With the rise of the Internet and e-commerce, the domain name is now of high importance for the economic activity of businesses.


Expertises

Our office assists its clients in their efforts to protect, enhance and defend their domain names, including alternative dispute resolution procedures or the undertaking of legal proceedings.

How we can help you

Protecting domain names

The office advises clients in their choice of the domain name and assists them in the process of reservation of their domain name.

Domain name management

The firm regularly intervenes to negotiate the transfer of domain names and/or to draft contracts for the sale of domain names.

Domain Name Litigation

The office defends clients who are victims of cybersquatting by introducing:

  • administrative procedures known as Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures, set up in particular by AFNIC and WIPO (UDRP procedure) to obtain the transfer or removal of the litigious domain names;
  • and/or legal actions (infringement actions, unfair competition action).

References

Pre-litigation
Real estate sector

The firm advised a real estate builder on pre-litigation matters relating to the use of adwords reproducing its trademark.

Cybersquatting – use of the trademark to denigrate a company’s activity
Automotive industry

Our office advised a car manufacturer in a dispute regarding the use of one of its trademarks within a domain name to criticize and denigrate its business and services.