Domain names are user-friendly forms of an Internet Protocol (IP) address used to identify a computer or a resource in a computer. The Domain Name System (DNS), functions as a global addressing system, allowing Internet users to go to specific website addresses by entering its corresponding domain name.
Domain name registration and disputes often involve trademark rights and other intellectual property rights, in a variety of scenarios. In Portugal domain name disputes concerning .PT domain names may be submitted to arbitration procedures under Arbitrare, an institutionalized arbitration centre. The disputes may involve private parties only or a private party and the competent authority (Association DNS.PT).
We represent and advise clients on domain name registration issues and alternative dispute resolution procedures before the competent national and international authorities.