Domain Names

Domain names are integral to your business success. We can support you with disputes as well as non-contentious elements.

Protecting your online reputation

Your business’s online presence is vital to earning customers’ trust. Competitors, third-party advertisers, and cyber squatters could exploit domain name variations to extract value from you or your customers. It is imperative to control the primary domain name you use, plus variations that could be associated with your company. Our tailored guidance can protect you against domain name encroachment.
At De Penning & De Penning, we stay ahead of technological developments to mitigate the risk of others profiteering from your hard work and brand loyalty. We are experienced in raising and defending disputes, including those with high commercial value. If you need to reclaim a domain name or you are being pressured by a third party to relinquish one, we can help.


Our domain name services

At De Penning & De Penning, we can secure and defend your rights to important domain names.

Domain name disputes

Our team recognises the misappropriation of your intellectual property being exploited for others’ gain.
Disputes over the ownership of domain names frequently involve situations such as cybersquatting, typosquatting, passing off, and concurrent rights. If you are currently dealing with a domain dispute, get in touch.

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Registering & trademarking

Domain name disputes can be avoided with forward-thinking legal advice on how to secure your online space.
We offer step-by-step guidance on registering and trademarking domain names that are central to your business, as well as advice on other related issues. Speak to us today to ensure your domain name is protected.

Reclaiming domain names

Reclaiming domain names can be complex. Often disputed names have been registered in multiple forms and jurisdictions hence, making a carefully-managed approach is crucial.
We can help you understand the value of domain names and pursue steps to reclaim them with minimal impact on your business.

Need help securing, defending, or reclaiming a domain name?

Professional IP Lawyers and Attorneys specialising in Domain Name protection across India and around the World

Over the years, we have collected an invaluable wealth of experience in safeguarding domain names. Our firm works tirelessly to secure your position in the market and defend you against commercial infringement. If your domain name has been taken, stolen, or is in dispute, we can help you to reclaim control of your online presence.

Your questions answered

Domain name FAQs

Can I trademark a domain name?

Registering your domain name as a trademark offers better protection, ensuring:

● you have legal rights over the name in the jurisdiction in which the trademark is registered;
● similar domain names cannot be used by others if this would disadvantage your business or damage its reputation.

If your domain name is trademarked, you will have strong grounds for enforcement of your domain name rights.

Can I claim compensation in domain name disputes?

Whether you can claim compensation depends on the dispute resolution procedure being used. We can advise on your best course of action. 

Why choose us

Legal advice tailored to your IP needs

Your intellectual property is a crucial component of your business and should be protected at all costs. Since 1856, De Penning & De Penning has allowed innovators to share their ideas, inspiration, and creations with confidence.

  • Long-standing reputation

    We are the oldest intellectual property law firm in India, operating for over 165 years

  • Local & global presence

    We combine our strong local roots with strategic worldwide connections

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    Specialist knowledge

    Our large attorney team comprises experts in every area of IP law


165+years in operation

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