Domain Names

A domain name is a natural complement to a trademark. In the wrong hands, however, that same domain name can divert customers, siphon off business, and damage the goodwill associated with your trademark. With dangers ranging from cyber squatters looking to turn a quick profit, to infringers peddling counterfeit or competitor's goods, trademark owners must be vigilant in preventing and policing the misuse of their trademarks in domain names. The continued expansion of available gTLDs and ccTLDs increases the potential to leverage one's brand, while simultaneously providing infringers with increased opportunities for exploitation.

Collen IP can aid clients in all aspects of domain name protection and enforcement, from developing registration strategies to monitoring domain registries for potential infringements, and enforcing rights under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and other registry policies.