Domain Name Disputes

Since the early days of the World Wide Web, so-called 'cyber squatters' have taken advantage of the first-come first-served nature of domain names, registering them in bad faith to take unfair advantage of trade marks, typically to extort money from the trademark owner or to advertise competing goods.

Beginning in 1999 however, trademark owners have had an out-of-court ADR-based tool called the UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) to tackle the problem. And while the overall framework for the UDRP is relatively straightforward, there have been numerous developments in online behaviour and case trends that practitioners should be aware of including:

  • The basic principles that a party must establish to lodge a successful UDRP case
  • Recent jurisprudential and procedural trends
  • Common procedural questions

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Date:Published Tuesday 23 April 2013
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