Domain Name Disputes

Domain Name Disputes

In the digital age, your domain names are extremely important when it comes to marketing your business. Protect your brand against abusive registrations.

ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

The UDRP is an arbitration process that is quick and cost-efficient for trademark holders to gain control of domain names containing their trademarks.   

The quickest and most affordale option is to request the domain name to be transferred to you by using the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is the international policy that governs domain disputes. The UDRP Policy resolves disputes between a domain name registrant and a third party over the abusive registration and use of an Internet domain name in the generic top level domains or gTLDs (e.g., .biz, .com, .info, .mobi, .name, .net, .org), and country code top level domains or ccTLDs that have adopted the UDRP Policy on a voluntary basis.

The UDRP does not allow a trademark owner to receive monetary relief an infringer but it provides an expedited proceeding. However, prevailing under ICANN, pursuant to the UDRP, will cause a transfer or cancellation of the domain name. This process is generally more cost-effective than filing suit under the Anti-Cybersquatting Act  Consumer Protection Act. 

The firm can help you manage both the domain name dispute process, and the often-related trademark infringement case that should be filed as part of a dispute on behalf of a client.

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