PATENT & TM ATTORNEYS PRACTICE
Domain Names and Websites
Domain names and websites play a special role in identifying businesses online. Domain names are, effectively, cyber trademarks and websites’ content is the ‘face’ of a company’s commercial activities. Ukrainian and foreign companies that sell their products and services online are invariably interested in obtaining unique domain names in the Ukrainian domains, as well as in the correct registration/delivery of content for their websites. However, these companies are often the victims of IP infringement on the Internet, which may result in substantial damage to their business reputation, affect their product/service sales and mislead consumers.
We help rights-holding companies to protect their IP rights against third-party infringers, including cybersquatters. We also take all necessary legal measures to cease the distribution of counterfeits and the illegal use of intellectual property on the Internet. In addition, we proactively participate in domain disputes and assist our clients in their fight against unlawful use of domain names, including through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
In order to provide a more integrated protection for our clients' IP rights, we register domain names in all generic top-level domains (eg, .COM, .NET, .ORG) and in all geographic domains (eg, .RU, .UA, .BY).