With the growth of the Internet, domain names have come into conflict with trademarks. The possibility of such conflict arises from the lack of connection between the system for registering trademarks, on the one hand, and the system for registering domain names, on the other hand. The former system (trademarks) is administered by a public (governmental) authority on a territorial (either national or regional) basis which gives rise to rights on the part of the trademark holder that may be exercised within the pertinent territory.
The latter system (domain names) is usually administered by a non-governmental organization without any functional limitation: domain names are registered on a first-come, first-served basis and offer a unique, global presence on the Internet. We at Milcev Burbea have a large experience in managing with such conflicts with different strategies: amicable solving further of parties negotiation, arbitration provided by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre or Court proceedings.
We advise on all aspects related to domain names, with particular focus on:
Litigation or arbitration proceedings regarding infringement of a trademark by a domain name, including representation in front of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, under the UDRP Rules and Policy
Recovering domain names from cyber squatters
Negotiations, sales and transfers of domain names registered by third parties
Advising on litigation and arbitration strategies regarding any infringement of the domain name
Managing domain names portfolios, including domain name acquisitions and renewals
Domain names are registered on a first-come, first-served basis and offer a unique, global presence on the Internet
Representing one of the global leading software solution company in an international arbitration procedure regarding the recovery of the Romanian domain name
Representing a leading south-eastern European paint producer in an international arbitration procedure regarding to recover the Romanian domain name
Representing an important international retail company present in Romania since 1996 in an international arbitration procedure regarding the recovery of the Romanian domain name
Recovery for different clients of domain names following the UDRP Rules and Policy in front of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre: cico.ro, vitex.ro, rolex.ro, rolextudor.ro, ceasurirolex.ro