Legal Services

The problems faced by our clients with traditional firms come from their external nature. Clients may feel that the advice is not tailored to their business or that the services do not align with their structure or vision. On the other hand, in-house teams are under increased pressure and may not have the specialised legal knowledge or skill to deal with complex tasks.

Safenames has created an in-house legal department which sits in the middle of these two models. Our legal department is designed to be an extension of your firm/company but without the annual salary or high street law firm prices. Our legal experts specialise in Domain Name Dispute Resolution and Brand Enforcement.

We want our clients to feel as if we are working alongside them.


Domains recovered in 2019


Domain disputes filed


Jurisdictions covered


Success rate through arbitration

Investigation and Analysis

Investigation: Protecting Intellectual Property rights online requires knowledge that is not readily available in the online space. Our legal team carry out a range of IP and domain investigations, helping clients to identify domain name owners and other potential threats to their brand.

Analysis: With over 20 years specialising in online brand enforcement, our legal team provide legal and technical analysis to determine a client’s legal standing and all viable options of resolution.

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Micah Ogilvie, appointed (DRS) Dispute Resolution Service Expert

Oct 28, 2019, 23:53 PM

Micah Ogilvie, our Head of Legal and Business Affairs has been appointed as a Nominet DRS Expert.

Nominet established the DRS in 2001 to offer an efficient, transparent method of resolving disputes relating to .UK domain names and seeks to settle disputes through mediation and, where this is not possible, through an independent expert decision.

Micah Ogilvie, Head Head of Legal and Business Affairs

Micah is an expert in domain management and brand protection and has represented global and small businesses in over 150 disputes through various international arbitration bodies.  Read his full interview with Nominet

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