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.

Published Works

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

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

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

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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Published Works

UDRP panel finds RDNH; complainants should disclose all prior dealings with respondent

David Taylor and Soraya Camayd contributed an article to World Trademark Review titled UDRP panel finds RDNH; complainants should disclose all prior dealings with respondent.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Global IP outlook 2018

2017 was a year of widespread political, technological, and legal changes; leading to lack of certainty and creating both challenges and opportunities for businesses in 2018 and beyond.

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Published Works

Panel denies transfer of domain name consisting of common phrase under UDRP

Jane Seager and Ying Lou contributed an article to World Trademark Review titled Panel denies transfer of domain name consisting of common phrase under UDRP.

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