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1 December 2015


  • Brian J. Winterfeldt
    T +1 202 263 3284

Evaluating the URS vs. UDRP: Navigating the Alternatives for Trademark Enforcement of Domain Names

The Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system provides trademark owners with an alternative in domain name disputes to the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP). Among the advantages of the URS are quicker adjudication and lower cost. However, the URS has disadvantages that should have trademark owners carefully considering which system to use.

For example, seven days after filing a complaint, a major brand owner successfully challenged domain names registered using new gTLDs, and those names were suspended. A disadvantage of the URS is that is does not provide for the transfer of the domain name in question, and the brand owner cannot use the domain name during the suspension period.

Trademark owners and their counsel must understand the benefits and limitations of both the URS and the UDRP to be able to make the most strategic decision when going after infringing domain names.

The panel will provide guidance to trademark counsel on the advantages and disadvantages of the URS system and the UDRP. The panel will examine the considerations in determining which dispute resolution mechanism makes sense to use when challenging infringing domains and offer strategies to navigate the systems.

Issues addressed in this program include:

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the URS? The UDRP?
  • What factors should counsel consider when determining which system to use?
  • What strategies should counsel employ to navigate the URS or UDRP effectively?

After the presentations, there will be a live question and answer session with participants to answer your questions about these important issues directly.

For more information or to register call 1-800-926-7926 ext. 10
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