- Published: 28 May 2021 28 May 2021
By Eric M. Gayan, Partner, Patent Attorney, Standley Law Group LLP
Clients often ask whether domain names can serve as trademarks. That is, for example, can .com, .net, or some other top-level domain (TLD) in conjunction with another term(s) be trademarked? While the answer has in the past been based almost exclusively on the term(s) with which the TLD is combined, that has recently changed – at least in certain circumstances.