A UDRP complaint is one option when a domain name trademark infringement occurs. We 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 Complaint?
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 filing a lawsuit in federal court or by filing a trademark opposition or cancellation 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
If your business is at risk of being damaged due to a domain name or UDRP dispute‚ please feel free to contact us.