Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Domain Name Litigation

UNIFORM DOMAIN-NAME DISPUTE-RESOLUTION POLICY (UDRP) AND DOMAIN NAME LITIGATION

The experienced UDRP and domain name attorneys at Mandour & Associates‚ APC understand that your website’s domain name is vital to your business. Like a brand‚ it carries the weight of your business’s reputation and identity. We can help you ensure that it is protected from cybersquatters and other competitors.

What Is A UDRP?

UDRP stands for the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. Founded by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)‚ it is a means of resolving disputes over the registration of domain names in the generic top level domain space‚ such as those with .com and .net endings.

At times a UDRP can be preferable over a lawsuit since the case can cost less to take to a final decision. A decision can be reached within only weeks from the initial filing. However‚ the initial filing fee is higher than instituting a case in federal court or before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

How Do I Protect My Domain Name?

There are other options apart from filing a UDRP to protect your domain name‚ including:

  • Sending a cease and desist letter to the cybersquatter
  • Issue a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • File a lawsuit

You should be sure that your website’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are up to date to ensure that clear boundaries are drawn on what users can and cannot do. Also‚ consult with an attorney before taking any kind of action against an infringing party. We can help you determine which option is the best when it comes to your particular case.

UDRP and Domain Name Attorneys

Our firm is focused domain name and intellectual property law‚ so we have extensive practical knowledge on these matters. If your business is at risk of being damaged due to a domain name or UDRP dispute‚ please call feel free to contact us. We offer complimentary initial email and telephone consultations.

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