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Emily Warwick
14:56 27 Jul 22
My experience with Albright IP has been flawless from start to finish. I... have never filed a patent before so I was learning everything as I went along. They have been helpful in every way possible and gone the extra mile to ensure I was kept in the loop and happy as everything was going through each step of the way. I cannot express enough how pleased I am with their service. I had the pleasure of working with Will, Abigail, and Adrian. I would recommend Albright IP to anyone looking to file a patent more
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Simon Mills
13:22 06 Jul 22
Super helpful advice, and really friendly service. Highly recommend... Albright for IP advice and more
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Luke D.
11:25 23 May 22
Was a pleasure to work with Will and Melissa on a patent draft and filing.... Will took the time to understand both my software product and the commercial motivations behind the patent filing. They were extremely responsive to questions and clarifications throughout the process (availability isn't everything, but it certainly helps!).They were also very clear regarding fees, and set out a very helpful visual timeline and cost breakdown on the whole patent application process at the pre-sales stage. This emphasis on making sure I understood all aspects of the work, and having documentation to help with that, is something I didn't see with any of the other patent services I was talking to at the time. This clear communication continued throughout our interactions.Would recommend Albright IP to anyone looking to patent an invention. The patent they filed for me was for a software more
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Help! Someone else has registered my domain name!

by | Oct 18, 2023

Someone else has registered my domain name

Registering an internet domain name is cheap and simple. But what happens if someone gets there first with your business name?

It would be better to avoid the problem altogether, and we would always recommend checking domain availability and getting trade marks registered in advance of a public rebrand.

For longer than most companies have even had websites, speculators have been trying to snap up domain names, often in the hope of selling them back to somebody who actually has a real business associated with that name for a great deal more than the initial cost of registration.

Fortunately, this activity is recognised as abusive and action can be taken by businesses, especially if they have registered trade marks, to force transfer of these domains.

The rules and procedure vary slightly for the different top level domains, i.e. based on whether it is a .com,, etc. For UK domains you will need to show that firstly you have rights in the name registered, and secondly that the registration is abusive.

Having a registered trade mark will help a lot, although unregistered common law rights to prevent use of a similar name can also count. There are a number of reasons that the registration could be abusive. If the person who registered has tried to sell it to you for a large amount of money that would be a strong ground. A registration will also be abusive if its use infringes your trade mark, among other things.

Procedurally, your case needs to be set out in full at the outset. You get one chance to get it right and so you need to take care to make sure that you put in evidence to prove the criteria are met – there is no opportunity to put in extra evidence later.

If you have a problem with an abusively registered domain name, or any other wrongful use of your brand, feel free to get in touch and we will see if we can help.






  • Frederick Noble

    Frederick is a UK and European Patent Attorney who enjoys working in a diverse range of technical areas. His patent practice spans from artificial intelligence through to products for the building trades and DIY. As well as patent prosecution, Frederick handles patent, trade mark, design and copyright infringement matters, where he has a strong track record of settling disputes on favourable terms for his clients.