Domain names and the Internet have now become an indispensable part of our daily lives. This directly reflects the value of a domain name for a trademark holder, as his unique Internet address. No single right attaches to the domain name itself. A third party cannot therefore be prohibited on that basis from using a specific domain name, trademark or trade name. However, from a commercial standpoint, the correct domain name is often essential to the expansion of a trademark. Arnold + Siedsma recognises the importance of this to its clients and so its trademark searches also check out the availability of the domain name. Furthermore, it can conduct proceedings if necessary to claim domain names used by third parties which are derived from your trademarks.