Our Approach

How brand names appear on the web is an integral part of an organization’s brand identity. We offer our clients a full spectrum of services to support their online identities by establishing, maintaining, protecting, and enforcing their business or entity’s online trademark rights, copyrights, and domain names.

Our attorneys are highly experienced in assisting clients in developing viable domain name strategies tailored to their individual needs. We work with clients to create and select effective domain names and assist them with the acquisition, registration, and enforcement of brand name rights on the web.

Our domain name protection service offerings include:

  • Recording companies’ trademark portfolios with the Trademark Clearinghouse;
  • Developing and implementing sunrise registration strategies. The sunrise period precedes general domain name registration availability. It is a special period during which trademark holders may preregister names that are the same or similar to their trademarks to avoid cybersquatting;
  • Developing and implementing sunrise registration strategies. The sunrise period precedes general domain name registration availability. It is a special period during which trademark holders may preregister names that are the same or similar to their trademarks to avoid cybersquatting;
  • Policing and monitoring of gTLDs for infringing uses of trademarks as cybersquatters move in on new domains;
  • Bringing URS, UDRP,PDDRP and other actions to quickly secure trademark holders’ rights when a registration violates a client’s rights;
  • Assignment, merger, name change, and security interest recordation services;
  • Civil actions under Anti-Cybersquatting Piracy Act (ACPA);
  • Domain name registration and dispute resolution;
  • Keyword and sponsored link advertising on search engines;
  • Negotiation of domain name transfer agreements and releases;
  • Registration of domain names, including advice regarding defensive registrations;
  • Selection, procurement, protection, recovery, and enforcement of domain names; and
  • TLD strategies.

Core Practices