From the GigaLaw Blog:
Accepting a settlement after filing a UDRP complaint may seem like a reasonable way to conclude a domain name dispute quickly and decisively, but doing so is not always the best option. Without a valid reason to settle, a trademark owner may be better offer rejecting a settlement and simply letting the UDRP case proceed to a decision.
Although cybersquatters continue to target large law firms, apparently attempting to trick clients and/or employees into making inappropriate payments, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) continues to provide appropriate legal relief.
Although much has been made of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s impact on whois records for domain name registrations, the truth is that these records have been frequently falsified by unscrupulous cybersquatters for years -- such as a UDRP complaint filed by Facebook against an entity identified only as "e5gfh gtfghbfh”.
In this webinar, domain name attorney Doug Isenberg of The GigaLaw Firm joins Brian King of MarkMonitor to discuss "Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Post-New gTLD World." Topics include: the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System, and the impact of the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The number of disputes decided under the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) remained almost unchanged in 2018, despite a relative surge in the number of domain names registered in the new gTLDs to which the policy applies.
Here's a list of the top ten GigaLaw Daily News posts from 2018. The most popular? “Many Emails Seeking Consent Under GDPR Called Unnecessary, Illegal.”
It may sound like a broken record, but domain name dispute filings have hit another record in 2018, more than a month before the end of the year.
The Canada International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (CIIDRC) has submitted a proposal to ICANN to become a dispute-resolution service provider for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
In some cases, a disputed domain name may simply look like the trademark at issue, even if the domain name doesn’t contain the trademark or fall into any of the popular cybersquatting tricks.
Three months after implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center has expanded and updated its already helpful web page with important questions and answers about how the GDPR is impacting the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).