We advise on the relationship between use/registration of domain names and intellectual property law, particularly in the area of trade marks. We also assist with registration and maintenance of domain names.
Our attorneys can assist you with new online and e-commerce projects as well advising on contentious matters such as preventing unauthorised use of trade marks and brands within domain names, email addresses and websites.
We offer a range of domain name and e-commerce services in the areas detailed below
Registration & renewal
Advising on appropriate domain name registration strategy and maintenance. Attending to domain name registration and renewal via our preferred external partners and service providers.
Protecting trade marks and brands by monitoring third party domain name registration activity.
Advice and support in relation to potential trade mark infringement, passing off and unfair competition issues arising from unauthorised domain name, website content and email address use.
Challenging unauthorised and abusive domain registrations via ICANN recognised dispute resolution bodies such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Nominet.
After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University in 1992, Robin began his career as a patent and trade mark searcher. Originally from London, Robin relocated to Bristol in 1998 whilst working at another patent and trade mark attorney firm, before joining SH&P in 2003. Robin qualified as a trade mark attorney in 2004 and continues to represent a wide variety of clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to multinational conglomerates.
David is a Trade Mark Attorney and a partner of SH&P, which he joined in 1998. Having qualified in 2002, he can call on a wealth of experience covering all aspects of the trade mark spectrum when advising clients with commercial interests which span a wide range of sectors and territories/markets. David is also heavily involved in the formulation of the overall strategical focus and direction of the firm’s trade mark practice and the day to day running of the…
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