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“The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and WIPO”

Posted October 7th, 2011


Click HERE to read WIPO’s paper on The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and WIPO.

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UDRP Cases To Watch

Posted June 13th, 2011


According to DomainNameWire.com: “Here are a half dozen UDRP cases filed this month to keep an eye on for various reasons.

ChrisFarley.com – I’m guessing it is the estate of the late comedian that filed this case.

Twiter.com – Twitter files a UDRP against the owner of Twiter.com, a site that clearly tries to trick users who are looking for Twitter.com.”

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Demand Media Gets Into the Other Side of UDRP

Posted June 3rd, 2011


As reported by DomainNameWire.com: “Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) has been on the receiving end of plenty of UDRP cases for domain names. In fact, it may be barred from applying for new top level domain names because of its many losses (technically).

But the company also finds itself on the other side of the table and just filed a case for eHowTravel.com.”

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“Break for Trademark Owners As ICANN Tentatively Drops UDRP Review”

Posted June 1st, 2011


As reported by  Adam Smith for WorldTrademarkReview.com: “ICANN has published a report proposing that full-scale review of the UDRP is not recommended. Trademark owners who already feel beleaguered by new gTLD policy development and forthcoming expansion will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief at the news.

WTR understands that the strategy of ICANN’s IP Constituency was to request, in the case of a full policy review, a very long wishlist of amendments that would tighten up the UDRP in favour of trademark owners. This would result in a protracted and contentious policy development process at a time that ICANN is busy pushing through the new gTLD programme and under severe criticism for its handling of the rights protection issue. So another far-reaching and problematic process with regard to IP rights may not have looked too appealing to ICANN.”

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ICANN-Public Comment: Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the UDRP

Posted May 28th, 2011


“ICANN Staff is seeking comments on its Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy [PDF, 2.25 MB]. The public comment period ends on 15 July 2011.”

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“A UDRP Decision To Scare The Pants Off Domainers”

Posted May 23rd, 2011


As reported by Kevin Murphy: “A company has won a generic domain name using a trademark it had registered for less than a year, despite the fact that the current registrant has owned it for well over a decade.

The domain medicalexpo.com was first registered in 1997. It has been in the control of the same registrant since at least 2000, according to historical Whois records, but has never resolved to a web site.

The complainant, Benoit Thiercelin, who has has a history of attempted reverse domain name hijacking, was granted a European trademark on the term “Medical Expo” in June 2010.

In April 2011, Thiercelin filed a UDRP complaint with the little-used ADR Center of the Czech Arbitration Court, citing its European trademark and a US trademark as proof of its rights.

The US trademark was not fully “registered” until May 3, 2011, a month after the UDRP was filed, according to USPTO records.

On May 15, CAC ruled in his favor and awarded him the domain.”

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“Three Strikes UDRP Rule Worries Demand Media”

Posted May 16th, 2011


According to DomainIncite.com: “ Demand Media and the Internet Commerce Association have called for ICANN to drop the “three strikes and you’re out” ban on applying for new top-level domains.

In the current version of ICANN’s Applicant Guidebook, if you’ve lost three UDRP cases in the last four years you’re considered a cybersquatter and effectively barred from applying for a new TLD.

It’s not entirely clear, but it is quite possible that this provision may capture Demand Media and Go Daddy, which, via subsidiary companies, have lost several UDRP complaints.”

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ICANN – Current State of the UDRP Webinar Announcement

Posted April 21st, 2011


As posted on Icann.org: “You are invited to participate in a webinar on the current state of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The ICANN Policy Staff is holding this Webinar on Tuesday 10 May at 15:00 UTC.

The webinar will explore the current state of the UDRP. Attendees will hear the viewpoints from experts in the field on the effectiveness of the UDRP, and whether it should be modified or amended. This webinar is designed to solicit current information and data on the UDRP for reference in an Issue Report to be published by Staff. UDRP providers, panelists, attorneys and other observers of the UDRP process will be invited to share their perspective on this key ICANN policy.

The UDRP has not been reviewed by the GNSO Council since its adoption. The Issue Report will speak to how t he UDRP has addressed the problem of cybersquatting to date, and explore any insufficiencies or inequalities associated with the process. This Issue Report will then be considered by the GNSO Council as it decides whether to commence a new policy development process (PDP) on the UDRP.”

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If you wish to participate, please RSVP via email to the GNSO Secretariat (gnso.secretariat@gnso.icann.org) to receive the call details.

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Chicago Food Critic Finally Gets Stolen ChicagoRestaurant.com Domain Name Back

Posted April 4th, 2011


As reported by Domain Name Wire: “Chicago restaurant guru David M. Lissner of Dining Chicago used ChicagoRestaurant.com for ten years. Then one day in 2009 – poof! – it was gone. It was suddenly registered to someone in Turkey.”

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As UDRP Filings Hit Record Levels, WIPO Guidelines Expand

Posted March 31st, 2011


2010 was a good year for WIPO as UDRP filings rose 28% above those filed in 2009 thanks in part to paperless filing options as well as legal index and overview services. Since the launch of the UDRP process in 1999, the WIPO center has received over 20,000 UDRP cases with the top five areas of WIPO complainant activity in ”retail, banking and finance, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Internet and IT, and fashion”.

WIPO have also just released a major OVERVIEW of the process full of new additions and amendments to reflect the changing Internet ecosystem.

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