Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig domain name dispute lawyers represent both owners of domain names and trademark owners in domain name disputes worldwide in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Complaints before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), and in state and federal courts across the United States. Our domain name dispute attorneys have both the domain and trademark experience to counsel domain owners on the best legal and non-legal strategies in the often confusing UDRP process.
Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Trademarks
Under the UDRP policy trademark domain-name disputes must first by resolved by a written settlement agreement, litigation in court action, or an arbitration proceeding before a domain name registrar will transfer, suspend, or cancel a domain name. Abusive registration disputes like cybersquatting can be resolved through an expedited administrative proceeding initiated by trademark rights holders filed with an authorized dispute resolution provider. The firm can help you manage not only the domain name dispute process, but also handle the often-related trademark infringement case and/or Trademark Trial and Appeals Board matter that has been filed against a company, or should be filed as part of a dispute on behalf of a client.