UDRP Procedure

Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy

Extrajudicial procedure established for the resolution of disputes involving the abusive registration and bad faith use of domain names that may infringe upon trademark rights. 

This procedure is applicable to domain names registered in the generic extensions (such as .com or .net), in the new extensions (such as .site, .store or .online), as well as in some national extensions (e.g. .co or .tv). 

It is characterised in particular by its quickness (it lasts approximately 60 days) and by the fact that any registrant of a domain name falling in the scope of this procedure has to submit to it should any third party initiate it. 

In order to succeed in obtaining the transfer or the deletion of the disputed domain name (the only remedies that can be requested), the complainant must establish cumulatively that :

•    the disputed domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the complainant has rights, 
•    the registrant of the disputed domain name has no rights or legitimate interests in its respect,
•    the disputed domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.

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