In late March 2015, Nominet Expert and Waterfront partner Matthew Harris gave a decision in a case involving the domain name <boattripscardiff.co.uk>. The case was unusual in that although Matthew concluded that the Complainant had no trade mark rights in the term “boat trips Cardiff”, he still held the registration to be abusive and ordered that the domain name be handed over to the Complainant.
The decision was picked up by the BBC here.
Although most users of your website will not read your terms, this is an important part of your business. Having to argue in court is expensive, so a little investment to avert the risk is a pragmatic approach. This article highlights some of the most common points which your terms should cover so that the risks explained below do not crystallise.
If your business involves sending personal data outside the UK and EEA, you may be aware of the need for a transfer risk assessment (TRA) to demonstrate that you have properly considered and mitigated any associated risks.
When it comes to commercial negotiations, they often don’t turn out the way you had hoped and then there is no going back. Instead of struggling on your own, losing a lot of management time and still not being sure you have got the best deal, let us negotiate for you.
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