‘A Practical Guide to the Law of Domain Names and Cybersquatting’ by Andrew Clemson


Paperback: 978-1-912687-12-1
Published: May 2019
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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported in March 2018 that it had handled more cybersquatting cases in 2017 than ever before.

This book provides trade mark attorneys, in-house lawyers and private practice solicitors with practical advice on how to avoid domain name disputes in the first place and best practice in taking action when disputes do arise.

Providing guidance from a neutral standpoint for both Complainants and Respondents, this book focusses on the Nominet Dispute Resolution Service for the .uk country code top level domain and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for generic top level domains.


Andrew Clemson is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and senior associate at Cleveland Scott York.  He has over 12 years of experience in trade mark law and practice.

He works with clients in the UK, Europe and globally on the full range of trade mark clearance, filing and prosecution work as well as in the contentious areas of infringements, oppositions and domain name disputes.

Andrew regularly presents lectures and seminars on domain name disputes and trade mark law.


This book is extremely practical and will serve to assist trade mark attorneys, in-house lawyers and private practice solicitors. It offers practical guidance on how to avoid domain name disputes, and best practice in taking action when disputes arise. It covers complex areas of law but is extremely concise and written in a delightfully readable manner.
Review by Hayleigh Bosher in The IPKat


Part A – Introduction and Background
Chapter One – Background and Basics
Chapter Two – The Effect of GDPR

Part B – Avoiding Disputes
Chapter Three – Standard Steps to Take
Chapter Four – New gTLDs
Chapter Five – Is Action Necessary and Appropriate?

Part C – Disputes
Chapter Six – Overview of the Dispute Resolution Options
Chapter Seven – Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”)
Chapter Eight – The Uniform Rapid Suspension System (“URS”)
Chapter Nine – Nominet DRS
Chapter Ten – EURid ADR