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
Success rate through arbitration
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.
Securing your brand online is an ever-increasing imperative for trademark owners. Rather than going to Court, alternative dispute resolution offers a swift remedy against cybersquatting. Nonetheless, domain name disputes can present complex issues; it is crucial to enlist the help of experts to represent your brand.
Safenames continues to be one of the leading representatives for brands in domain name disputes globally. We are in the top 10 filers at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the highest British-based company on the list. So far in 2020, we have moved up to 2nd place for most decisions received in the year. This is all while maintaining a 100% success rate.
WIPO saw another record year for domain name disputes, with 3,693 cases filed in 2019. When it comes to protecting your brand, be aware that an increase in cybersquatting affects businesses of all shapes and sizes. Safenames represents clients from a range of sectors, including luxury goods, financial services, online-based companies and famous retail brands.
Our brand enforcement services extend beyond the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which celebrated 20 years of existence in October 2019, to include disputes under country code policies such as .uk, .fr, .cn, .it and .in. Safenames has filed cases in dozens of jurisdictions, many of which are filed to dispute providers other than WIPO, so are not reflected in the above table.
We are proud to be at the forefront of abusive domain name retrieval worldwide. Consumer trust in your online presence is vital, ever more so in light of increasing online use, particularly for commerce. Speak to one of our brand protection analysis.
Head of Legal, Safenames