Domain Disputes

Most domain disputes arise in an arbitration setting governed by the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”).   In said instances, a user may receive a UDRP complaint through one or more attribution panels that may include the “Forum” or the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”).  However, our domain dispute law team can represent clients throughout the United States in connection with claims brought pursuant to the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”).

Most disputes over domain names arise out of commercial competition, failed business relationships, or intentional attempts to divert Internet traffic and/or consumers for commercial or personal gain.   Any misapprehensions under the UDRP or ACPA about what is and is not permissible conduct in connection with the registration and use of domain names, the Team at Johnson | Dalal can assist you in evaluating the options and determining the best course of action under the circumstances.

For those who own domains, our domain name law attorneys can audit your existing portfolio for potential trademark issues and give advice on how to minimize the risk of future disputes. Our Team also offers trademark risk assessment, clearance search opinions, and due diligence services if you are considering registering, acquiring or investing in a new domain name for your business or portfolio.

We, at Johnson | Dalal, The Intellectual Property Law Firm, would be happy to answer any questions not answered above and/or to assist you with representation in any domain name dispute related issue.  Please contact us by telephone at (888) 201-8001 or (954) 507-4500, or by email at  We look forward to being YOUR intellectual property attorneys.