Domain NamesThe importance of domain names in representing brands and companies has led to an emerging intellectual property practice area specific to securing and asserting clients' intellectual property rights which intersect with domain names, copyrights, the Internet, and more. Warshaw Burstein assists clients in New York City, throughout the U.S., and around the world to claim, purchase, and negotiate the transfer of domain names which correspond to or are related to services, trademarks, and copyrights owned by clients.
There are several resolutions to client issues involving domain names. For instance, Warshaw Burstein assists clients in purchasing domain names from domain owners. When domain owners cannot be identified or refuse the sale, the firm pursues arbitration in appropriate tribunals. The use of tribunals and arbitration is weighed against the cost of the process and the likelihood of success in forcing a transfer of the domain name.
Strategic Domain Name Representation
At Warshaw Burstein, the firm's IP practice in all arenas is governed by a pragmatic balancing of outcomes, costs, and breadth of protection. The firm advises clients and pursues the maximum protection, at an optimal value. It generally manages all aspects of the domain name transfer and conducts extensive research through domain brokers to identify owners and negotiate domain transfers.