Internet & Domain Names

Group at a Glance

  • 4 members
  • Represent clients under Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) domain name arbitration process

  • Group’s chair serves as UDRP arbitrator and has arbitrated over 85 cases for World Intellectual Property Organization and National Arbitration Forum

What Matters to Our Clients

The meteoric rise of the internet as a forum for commerce, academic exchanges, ideas, and entertainment revolutionized intellectual property practice (along with the rest of the economy) in the late 1990s and early 2000s. A second wave (sometimes called “Web 2.0”) of internet-based business and technology has once again brought to life some of the internet’s opportunities and challenges. 

Intellectual property assets—patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, trade secrets, and domain names—can have bet-the-company value. Yet the ease with which information can be communicated—and transactions can occur—across the internet creates business and legal risks and gives rise to domestic or international IP claims.

At Wolf Greenfield, we work with our clients to maximize the value of their IP assets and minimize their risks in the internet economy. From the selection, protection, and enforcement of domain names—a company’s electronic face—to review of web site pages for trademark, copyright, or other IP issues, we work with our clients to harvest the value of their brand and protect their IP assets online. Our attorneys and technology specialists bring technical acumen, legal expertise, and industry experience to best position our clients in the conduct of on-line business.

Members of our Internet & Domain Names Group provide a wide range of intellectual property protection, licensing, and enforcement services involving e-commerce, on-line brand management, and domain name issues. We also work closely with members of our Electrical & Computer Technologies Group on protecting internet innovations ranging from multi-tiered internet architectures to ASPs, from payment and order systems to investment vehicle systems, from search engines to content delivery systems, and many others.

Areas of Expertise

Examples of our group's areas of expertise include:

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Domain names
  • Arbitration of domain name disputes
  • Domain name counseling
  • Domain name recovery and enforcement issues
  • International registration
  • Licensing of domain names
  • Purchase and sale
E-commerce & internet
  • Brand management
  • Cybersquatting disputes
  • Virtual world (e.g., Second Life) issues
  • Website legal audits
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March 22, 2013 - Patrick Waller quoted on the "First-Inventor-to File" system

March 11, 2013 - Patrick Waller quoted in Law360 on first-to-file patent system

February 21, 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Attorney Recognized for Pro Bono Service by Women’s Bar Foundation

February 12, 2013 - Deadline approaches for patent protections

February 5, 2013 - Wolf Greenfield Named Elite Trademark Law Firm in World Trademark Report 1000

January 29, 2013 - Preparing for the “First Inventor to File” Transition

January 18, 2013 - Ed Walsh was quoted in a Law360 article on Patent Reform

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September 6, 2012 - Federal Circuit Establishes New Standard on Divided Infringement and Inducement

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June 2012 - Wolf Greenfield Named to IAM 1000 World’s Leading Patent Practitioners List

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December 2011 - Neil Ferraro Named 2012 Boston Patent Law Association President

January 4, 2012 - Trademark Report: Highlights from 2011 and Looking Forward to 2012

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November 2011 - America Invents Act: The Implications of Patent Reform

October 12, 2011 - Wolf Greenfield Sponsored MIT Forum Event on October 12

September 9, 2011 - IP ALERT—Senate Endorses The Long-Awaited Patent Reform

February 25, 2011 - Managing the Pace of Patent Applications

February 17, 2011 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: Managing IP Risks: The Importance of Obtaining Freedom to Operate Guidance - presentation now available

January 1, 2011 - Wolf Greenfield filed 2,749 patent applications and 688 trademark applications in 2010.

December 2010 - Wolf Greenfield was ranked #1 in number of patents filed and number of patent attorneys in Mass High Tech’s annual survey

August 22, 2010 - Hunter Baker, Ed Gates and Chelsea Loughran presented at the American Chemical Society’s Fall National Meeting

August 20, 2010 - BBJ survey ranks Wolf Greenfield #1 in patent attorneys, patents filed and patents obtained

June 28, 2010 - CLIENT ALERT— Supreme Court Leaves Door Open to Business Method Patents

June 17, 2010 - WOLF GREENFIELD SEMINAR: Strategically Building and Monetizing a Patent Portfolio - replay now available

June 6, 2008 - Protect IP in Online Worlds to Avoid Virtual Nightmares

April 22, 2008 - Apple Seeks Patent on iPhone Instant Messenging

March 2008 - Top Trends in Intellectual Property Law for 2008

February 7, 2008 - An Entrepreneur's Guide to the Intellectual Property Galaxy

February 2008 - Second Life Brings Infringement Risks and Licensing Opportunities, Top Trademark Expert Says - Wolf Greenfield’s Doug Wolf Offers Guidelines

January 2008 - Licensing and Infringement in a Virtual World

September 4, 2006 - Trademark question: To Google or not to Google?

June 2006 - More Pop-Ups in our Future? WhenU Helps Keyword Companies See More Clearly

November 4, 2005 - CLIENT ALERT — .EU Domain Names Now Available

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Trademarks & Copyrights

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Intellectual Property Litigation

Q&A Booklet - Q&A on Licensing and Transactions

2003 - Is Your Corporate Identity at Risk? - How to Proactively Protect Your Trademarks, Domains, and Good Name