Organisation: WIPO

Respondent cruises to victory under UDRP

Trademark owners involved in parallel proceedings would be well advised to wait until such proceedings have been determined before considering filing a UDRP complaint.

26 May 2023

The UDRP is not so simple after all

More widespread disclosure of registrant details before a complaint is drafted would be welcome for brand owners.

12 May 2023

UDRP complaint will not resolve trademark dispute

Parties involved in parallel trademark proceedings would be well advised to wait until such proceedings have been determined before filing a UDRP complaint.

25 April 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: key domain name decisions

We complete our series highlighting recent Legal Updates you may have missed by looking at landmark decisions concerning domain names, as well as a UDRP case involving a fraudulent email address.

20 April 2023

UDRP complainant hampered by lack of rights

Merely having a famous name does not equate to unregistered or common law rights for the purpose of standing to file a UDRP complaint.

18 April 2023

No rights or legitimate interests - but also no bad faith

More often than not, if a respondent has no rights or legitimate interests, a finding of bad faith will follow - but not in this decision under the ‘.au’ DRP.

29 March 2023

Ukrpatent urges Russia isolation at WIPO; Corona hard seltzer ruling; US government counterfeit warning – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at two landmark US Supreme Court cases proceeding to argument stage, and much more.

21 March 2023

Prior business relationship prevents dispute from being actionable under UDRP

The decision serves as a reminder that a UDRP panel is not a general domain name court.

15 March 2023

Further changes to Madrid System regulations enter into force

Notably, applications no longer need to include a graphical reproduction of the mark which fits into a designated box; instead, applicants must now file a representation of the mark in or with the application.

13 March 2023

The UDRP deals with confusingly similar domain names, not email addresses

The case considered a situation where a confusing email address had been used for malicious activities, but the domain name used to create it was not confusingly similar to the complainant’s trademarks.

08 March 2023

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