Domain Name Disputes

Jeff Nein maintains a dedicated practice focused on the protection of his clients’ domain names. Jeff’s experience in resolving domain name disputes is broad and includes the resolution of challenges pertaining to domain name issues, including:

  • Acquisition strategies
  • Trademark infringement
  • ICANN/UDRP proceedings
  • Dispute resolution
  • Transfers
  • Hijacking
  • IP Litigation

Jeff has developed a reputation for aggressively protecting and enforcing his clients’ rights when faced with competitors or other bad actors seeking to unfairly profit from or disrupt his clients’ businesses. He defends clients against such bad actors who register domain names that are similar to trademarks owned by his clients with the intention of ransoming the domain name, diverting traffic to their own site or simply diverting traffic away from his clients’ digital assets. He also defends against reverse domain name hijacking efforts by others, and counsels his clients regarding all other disputes in which another party asserts legal rights to his clients’ domain names. In all cases where domain names are inappropriately registered to and owned by another party, Jeff works aggressively to restore these misappropriated assets to his clients.

Depending on the circumstances of the specific domain name dispute, Jeff represents his clients in filing claims under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) as instituted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Jeff is adept at influencing decision makers, which often allows his clients to avoid costly litigation. However, should litigation ensue, Jeff stands ready to advocate his client’s position in court or any other forum if it is in their best interest to do so.

Upon joining Kegler Brown’s IP Strategy + Consulting practice, Jeff quickly became fully immersed in intellectual property law and is the only attorney at the firm with a core focus on domain name disputes.