Best & Flanagan


Intellectual Property: Domain Names & Disputes

Best & Flanagan’s Intellectual Property team understands the importance of owning domain names relevant and related to the businesses they represent. We work with our clients to establish and protect their online presence.

We negotiate and execute strategies and contracts pertaining to the ownership of domain names and websites. We advise on content ownership and contract terms, termination of agreements and payment schedules.

We also assist our clients with domain names that have been pirated, stolen or hijacked, as well as defend such clients in disputes pertaining to another party asserting legal rights to their domain name. We advocate our client’s rights against competitors who register a similar domain name in order to divert traffic to their own site. Where appropriate, we also file claims on behalf of our clients under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).