3 Jul
2009

The name game

The Uniform Doman Name Dispute Resolution Policy
(UDRP) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year at a
time when the entire domain name system is on the
cusp of change. Now seems the perfect moment to
reflect on the achievements of the UDRP over the past
10 years and to assess the challenges that lie ahead for
trademark owners as the Internet opens up to new
generic top-level domains (gTLDs). In this two-part
special, domain name experts from Silverberg Goldman
& Bikoff first provide a detailed analysis of landmark
rulings issued under the UDRP since its creation; WTR’s
Adam Smith then examines the latest controversy
surrounding the expansion of the gTLD space.