Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

NEW UDRP Rules and Supplemental Rules in effect July 31, 2015

New UDRP Rules affecting complaint filing, registrar locks, and settlements are now in effect.  These new Rules have prompted a Supplemental Rule change as well. Please click on the Rules and Forms boxes below for overviews of the changes, the new Supplemental Rules, and new Forms.

When you have a dispute over a domain name that involves a trademark, the UDRP is likely the Policy you need.  Complainants pay a flat fee to submit a 15-page complaint outlining how the domain name registrant has registered a domain name that (i) is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark in which complainant has rights, (ii) the registrant has no rights to or legitimate interests in, and (iii) has been registered and is being used in bad faith.  After the complaint is submitted, the domain name registrant, called the respondent, has an opportunity to respond before a panel is appointed.

Panelists are located around the world and typically specialize in trademark or domain name law.  Once a decision is reached, Forum publishes that decision in our online database and the domain name’s registrar implements the order.  Use the links below to obtain copies of the Policies and Rules and use the links at the right to manage your case, file a new complaint or response, and learn more.

Forum has also partnered with the OP3FT to provide dispute resolution for Frogans addresses. The dispute policy (UDRP-F) is based on the UDRP, so parties should find it approachable and familiar.

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