Trademarks, names of businesses or institutions and product names are often used as domain names which may create certain IP rights. However, in order for example a domain name to be considered a trademark, having established trademark rights by use, it has to fulfil all requirements of the trademark act on e.g. distinctiveness of a mark for particular goods or services.
Domain names are often registered as trademarks as well (without the .is ending) and may, if the domain name is considered to be trademark, be supporting evidence in an opposition case.
The ISIPO is not responsible for the registration of domain names or disputes in relation thereto.