Practice

Domain Names

Having a global online strategy is essential. Cybersquatters are a significant threat to your online reputation, security, and revenue streams. Our internet domain name team has advised clients in this area for more than 15 years.

Representative experience

Filed and won first paperless eUniform Doman Name Dispute Resolution Policy (eUDRP) case in a domain-name dispute before WIPO on behalf of a leading mobile phone manufacturer.

Advised Canyon Bicycle in the first ever UDRP case filed against a new gTLD.

Managing the global trademark portfolio and domain name enforcement for eBay, and major global rebrands for both eBay and PayPal.

Managing Deutsche Telekom's global trademark and domain name portfolio. Advising on complex color mark and other nontraditional trademark litigation in Europe and the U.S.

Advising Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA) in a trademark, domain name, and social media dispute with Merck KGaA. over use of the name “Merck” in Europe and U.S.

Advising a major international company on the ICANN new gTLD application process and how it affects trademark owners.

Advising a China-based domain name registry in formulating its registration policies (English and Chinese) for a new gTLD.

Advising a major Chinese micro blogging company on new gTLD Legal Rights Objection process and assisting with preparation and filing of Legal Rights Objections with WIPO.

Representing Tencent in successfully recovering its much-publicized domain name "weixin.com" (WeChat in Mandarin) through domain name proceedings before HKIAC.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Analyzing the impact of the EU GDPR on access to WHOIS data, one year on LimeGreen IP News

During the 2019 International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, a panel was held on the EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the temporary removal of data for the WHOIS...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Investing in China’s TMT sector: What should you know?

Many TMT companies have found China a market that is challenging to navigate. The challenges have included restricted sub-sectors, data localization requirements, and intellectual property...

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Published Works

No fan site for tribute band: use of mark in domain name created implied affiliation with complainant World Trademark Review

Partner Jane Seager contributed an article to World Trademark Review titled No fan site for tribute band: use of mark in domain name created implied affiliation with complainant.

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Published Works

'.ng' registrations on the up, but government agency urges cyber patriotism World Trademark Review

David Taylor and Tony Vitali contributed an article to World Trademark Review titled '.ng' registrations on the up, but government agency urges cyber patriotism.

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Published Works

Why it is critical to provide sufficient evidence under ADR procedures for '.fr' domain names World Trademark Review

Jane Seager and Hortense Le Dosseur contributed an article to World Trademark Review titled Why it is critical to provide sufficient evidence under ADR procedures for '.fr' domain names.

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