International Trademark Association (INTA) Publishes Article by Doug Isenberg About Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)

The International Trademark Association (INTA) published an article by Doug Isenberg of The GigaLaw Firm, "URS vs. UDRP: The Heavyweight Is Winning," in the August 1, 2016, edition of the INTA Bulletin. The article says: "ICANN’s newest domain name dispute policy, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS), is proving to be an unpopular enforcement tool for trademark owners, despite the growth of registrations in the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to which it applies. Instead, trademark owners are relying on the proven Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The reasons are likely attributable to a number of factors, including lack of familiarity, a high burden of proof, and a limited remedy."

INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals. Its members are more than 6,700 organizations from 190 countries, representing some 30,000 trademark professionals and include brand owners from major corporations as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises, law firms and nonprofits. There are also government agency members as well as individual professor and student members.