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Benefits and Challenges of Multiple Domain Names in a Single UDRP Complaint

Benefits and Challenges of Multiple Domain Names in a Single UDRP Complaint

How many domain names can be included in a single complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)? Neither the UDRP policy nor its corresponding rules directly address this issue, although the rules state that a “complaint may relate to more than one domain name, provided that the domain names are registered by the same domain-name holder.” As I have written before (see, “The Efficiency of Large UDRP Complaints“), there are obvious incentives for a trademark owner to include multiple domain names in a complaint. Chief among them: The filing per domain name can drop... read more

What We Can Learn from URS Decisions (Hint: Not Much)

In addition to being rarely invoked, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS), when utilized, is providing trademark owners and domain name registrants with little guidance about this domain name dispute policy. URS determinations typically offer no insight into the reasons behind an expert’s decision, regardless of whether the determination was in favor of the trademark owner (to temporarily suspend the disputed domain name) or the domain name registrant (to allow the registrant to retain the domain name without interruption). Although the URS rules require that a determination must “provide the reasons on which it is based,” most determinations... read more

Clinton and Trump Don’t Have Their Candidate-Running Mate Domain Names. So What?

Four years ago, after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney picked (now Speaker of the House) Paul Ryan as his running mate, I wrote a blog post titled, “Romney and Ryan Don’t Have RomneyRyan.com. So What?” Now, other bloggers are reporting that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence apparently don’t have the domain name TrumpPence.com and that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine don’t have the domain name ClintonKaine.com. The TrumpPence.com domain name is registered to a privacy service and (as of this writing) redirects to a website... read more

[Webinar Replay] UDRP Best Practices: Q&A with WIPO’s Head of Domain Name Disputes

Click above for a replay of the GigaLaw webinar, “UDRP Best Practices: Q&A with WIPO’s Head of Domain Name Disputes.” The webinar was originally presented on August 24, 2016. In this free webinar, Doug Isenberg of GigaLaw talks with Brian Beckham, Head of the Internet Dispute Resolution Section at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. As the leading provider of domain name dispute services, including the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center is supported by 35 international professionals, offering UDRP-related services in more than 2,500 cases annually in recent years. Based in Geneva, Switzerland,... read more

‘A whiz on all things to do with Internet law and domain names’

That’s what the World Trademark Review said about Doug Isenberg, founder of The GigaLaw Firm.

An attorney, entrepreneur, author, professor and domain name arbitrator, Doug helps companies of all sizes protect their brands on the Internet.

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Reclaim Your Domain; Retake Your Territory

The GigaLaw Firm uses a variety of legal tools to protect its clients against cybersquatters, infringers and other bad actors on the Internet:

Domain Name Disputes

Has someone else registered a domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to your trademark? Read more…

Copyright Infringement

Is someone copying text, images, music or software from your website? Read more…

Domain Name Transactions

Have you launched a new business or added a brand to an existing business? Read more…

Contracts and licenses

Are you creating or growing your Internet presence? Read more…