Domain Name Acquisition

Your domain name means everything.

Your online marketplace is massively competitive, so having a domain name that gives your brand a tactical advantage is worth its weight in gold.

But happens if the name you want is already taken?

Should you trade mark your domain name?

How can you protect your domain name?

It can be a real challenge to get the perfect domain name for your business. If someone already owns the one you’re after, we’ll negotiate on your behalf to get it for you at the best possible price.

Operating with complete discretion, your name is kept confidential throughout the process.

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Domain name portfolio management

Management of your domain names can be a real headache, so in the same way as we offer trade mark portfolio management strategies, we can also take care of your domain name management.

We’ll take care of your renewals, registrations, and transfers while making sure your domain names have the appropriate level of security.

Keeping our eyes peeled, we can also watch out for potential infringements.

What’s the difference between your domain name and trade mark?

Although domain names and trade marks seem similar, they are very different animals.

Domain Name

part of an internet address, which is global and unique to one website.

Trade Marks

these overlap different industries and geographical locations, which can lead to clashes regarding the right to register a domain name that conflicts with an existing trade mark

It’s important to realise that registering your domain name doesn’t automatically:

  • Mean your domain name is a trade mark
  • Give you sole rights to that name

These rights can only be obtained by registering your domain name as a trade mark.

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Why should you trade mark a domain name?

Considering trade marks tend to have a greater value and easier to protect than domain names, if you do trade mark your business domain name you get:

  • Legal rights only in the country where it is registered
  • The ability to stop others using a similar domain
  • Brand name reinforcement

How to trade mark domain names

If you want to trade mark your domain name, the same rules apply as to the registration of all other trade marks.

In other words, it must be unique, and you will have to outline everything, in terms of goods and services, that you want your trade mark to cover.

In other words, it must be unique, and you will have to outline everything, in terms of goods and services, that you want your trade mark to cover.

On top of that, it must be available, so the first thing to do is a clearance search to see if an earlier trade mark exists.

Don’t settle for any old domain name. We’ll work with you to get you the most appropriate name for your business.

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