Chris Haywood

Associate, Ashfords
Chris is a dual qualified Solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. His practice covers trade marks, designs, copyright, domains and media law.

Chris has represented many brand owners before the EUIPO, UKIPO, High Court, and in numerous commercial negotiations. His clients over the years have ranged from multinational corporations, to individual designers.
Contributed to


DRS complaint

This Precedent provides suggested text for insertion in the online complaint form to be used for complaints concerning abusive .uk domain name registrations which are governed by Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service (DRS).

Letter of claim—abusive domain name registration (UDRP)

In a domain name dispute, this warning or ‘cease and desist’ letter is a first step to take before filing a formal complaint against an abusive domain name registration under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy process (UDRP), which applies to all generic Top Level Domains such as .com, .biz and .org. This cease and desist letter can be adapted for the purpose of Nominet’s equivalent Dispute Resolution System (DRS), which applies to and .uk domain names.

UDRP complaint

This Precedent Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaint is suitable for complaints concerning abusive domain name registrations that are governed by the UDRP process and filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center.

URS Complaint

This is a Precedent Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) Complaint. The URS is intended to be a quicker and lower cost alternative to Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP) Complaints. Consequently the precedent URS Complaint is brief—only 500 words of free text are allowed per submission and the use of the online forms are mandatory.

Practice areas


  • Solicitor (Law Society)


  • Contributing Author


  • LLM
  • UCL
  • BA
  • University of Nottingham

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