Disputes arise in the domain name space for many and varied reasons. From classic opportunistic cybersquatting to disputes with former or current distributors, past employees, scammers or counterfeiters, fans and protesters, each case presents its own unique challenges.

Considering prospects

Before commencing any action, we assist clients in considering the prospects of success and developing a bespoke recovery strategy. Every dispute is different and can be resolved in a variety of ways—from simply exchanging merchandise with a fan to comprehensive judicial proceedings.

Where possible, Demys Brand Protection aim to resolve disputes via pragmatic negotiation with the registrant. We have over eighteen years’ experience in resolving disputes through intelligent, sensitive discussions informed by our in-depth knowledge of the domain name industry.

Dispute management

Should negotiations fail, a formal dispute may be the only realistic option. Demys Brand Protection has a wealth of experience drafting, submitting and supervising complaints under the range of dispute resolution policies available to brand owners. We have successfully acted in an array of different countries and legal systems.

Our expertise

Andrew Lothian – Chief Executive

• Panellist for the UDRP administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation
• Expert for Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service
• Panellist for the .eu ADR managed by the Czech Arbitration Court
• New gTLD Legal Rights Objection Panellist
• Presented Scotland’s first Commercial Court action involving a domain name

Tim Brown  – Director of Brand Protection

• Expert for Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service
• Former member of Nominet’s .uk Policy Stakeholder Committee
• Unique technical background

Demys Brand Protection has developed an unrivalled breadth of experience & expertise in domain name disputes and is ideally positioned to support in-house brand personnel, corporate counsel & trade mark attorneys in effective and prudent online enforcement.

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