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Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

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When there is a dispute over a domain name that contains a trademark, the UDRP is likely the applicable Policy. Complainants pay a flat fee to submit a Complaint outlining how the domain name registrant has registered a domain name (i) that is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark in which complainant has rights, (ii) in which the registrant has no rights to or legitimate interests, and (iii) that has been registered and is being used in bad faith. After the Complaint is submitted to FORUM, the domain name registrant, also known as the Respondent, has an opportunity to respond before a panel is appointed.

How UDRP Works

Panelists are located around the world and typically specialize in trademark or domain name law. Once a decision is reached, FORUM publishes the decision through an online database and the domain name's Registrar implements the order.

  1. Complaint Filed
  2. Case Commenced
  3. Response Period
  4. Panelist Deliberations
  5. Decision Issued

Policy, Rules, Fees and Resources

Looking for more information? See below for the UDRP policy, rules, forms, and helpful links.


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