Internet Domain Name Disputes

From the start of the commercial Internet, Debevoise has been a key advisor to clients worldwide on the development of their Internet strategy. From the protection of content and brands online, to defense against online counterfeiting, to the cutting-edge issues created by the new gTLDs, Debevoise lawyers are at the forefront of advising clients on practical strategies for IP protection in the digital age.

When it comes to domain names, Debevoise’s experience with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “UDRP”) is unmatched. Debevoise lawyers are intimately familiar with the UDRP because they consulted with WIPO on the development of the UDRP, and one of the team’s partners is one of the world’s leading UDRP panelists, having written hundreds of decisions that have shaped key aspects of domain name law. Drawing on this experience, the Group has recovered hundreds of cybersquatted domain names for its clients.

The Group also handles domain name and Internet-related litigations in courts nationwide. It has litigated domain name cases from coast to coast, including claims for cybersquatting, trademark infringement and trademark dilution.