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 internet domain name disputes and encroachments.
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
Domain name dispute process
Our team recognises the misappropriation of your intellectual property being exploited for others’ gain.
Domain 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.
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?
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?
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.