Effective marketing communication requires information to be quickly, easily and appropriately available on the Internet. Issues related to the registration and protection of domain names should be taken into consideration during the early stages of planning a marketing strategy. In terms of legal protection, domain names and trademark rights complement one another. Trademarks are regional, while domain names are global by nature.
Here are some examples of our services:
- Global registrations of domain names
- Monitoring of expiry dates; renewal or termination of domain names
- Domain portfolio management with Greip®
- Domain strategies for companies
- Communication related to domain issues
- Legal matters, agreements and disputes related to domain names
- Domain searches and monitoring
Disputes and abuses have increased significantly with the growing importance of domain names for business. These disputes often involve a third party that has wrongfully registered a protected trademark or business name, or a name that can be easily confused with these, as its domain name.
If a third party has registered your company name or trademark – or a name that can easily be mistaken for these – as its domain name, the action can be challenged. The probability of a successful outcome must always be evaluated on a case-specific basis.
We encourage you to turn to us for help if your rights are violated or compromised on the Internet. Any violations should be addressed immediately. Berggren’s attorneys have extensive experience in handling domain disputes through all arbitration methods.
Helsinki: Ms. Tarja Tchernych, Team Manager, IP lawyer, tel. +358 10 227 2306
Tampere: Mr. Kim Simelius, Managing Director, Patent Attorney, tel. +358 10 227 2610
Turku: Mrs. Päivi Salonen, EU Trademark Attorney, tel. +358 10 227 2550