Resolving Domain Name Disputes with the UDRP
When an individual or business registers for a domain name, the registering party must agree with the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP). The UDRP is a resolution process that allows domain disputes to be resolved within 30-60 days of the dispute filing. Under this policy, trademarked domain names will either be resolved by mutual agreement, arbitration, or further action in court. Businesses may choose this particular option if they seek the cancellation, suspension, or transfer of the rights of the disputed domain name.
If you notice that there is a domain that has the same name of your business, you are entitled to filing a complaint against the domain-name holder. In order to act under the UDRP, your dispute must involve the following:
- Domain names are identical or confusingly similar
- The registrant has no legitimate rights or interests
- Disputed domain was registered in bad faith
When you register for your domain name, the UDRP is incorporated into your Registration Agreement, which provides specific terms and conditions about domain name disputes. A Forth Worth intellectual property attorney can help you seek appropriate legal action.
Contact a Fort Worth Intellectual Property Attorney for Help
If your business is being harmed by a domain name dispute, you have options. A highly qualified Fort Worth intellectual property attorney can help you decide if acting under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is the best choice for you. Contact Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. at (214) 824-1414 to begin discussing your options in Fort Worth.