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, which often begins with a portfolio of memorable, relevant domain names.
Our team can negotiate contracts and execute strategies for acquiring and owning domain names and websites. We advise on content development, 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 defending such clients in disputes brought by third parties. 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).