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Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

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 15-page 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 (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 the decision through an online database and the domain name’s Registrar implements the order. Use the links to obtain copies of the Policies and Rules and explore the resources to manage your case to the right. File a new complaint or response and learn more.

If you cannot find the information you need on this website, email us and one of our experienced case coordinators will help find what you need.