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WIPO – UDRP: Proof of bad faith registration crucial

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name mainly based on the lack of evidence about the Respondent’s bad faith upon registration of the domain name in dispute. The Complainant was Zeca S.p.A of

WIPO: Cybersquatting reaches all-time high with the introduction of new gTLDs

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency based in Geneva that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), issued a press release last month revealing that cybersquatting cases reached an all-time high in 2016, with 3,036 cases filed (as compared with 2,754 cases filed in 2015), representing a 10% increase over

France: New ADR procedure for .FR domain names

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération (AFNIC), the Registry for the .FR country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD), recently announced the launch of a new alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedure to resolve domain name disputes under the .FR ccTLD.  This ADR procedure, which became available on

WIPO: UDRP is a good egg

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a three-member Panel refused to order the transfer of a domain name that exactly matched the Complainant’s trade mark because the Complainant failed to prove bad faith registration and use, given the domain name’s plausible

WIPO: Cybersquatting reaches new heights with the introduction of new gTLDs

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations specialized agency based in Geneva that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has released a press release revealing that cybersquatting cases in 2015 were up 4.6% compared to 2014.  The increase in cybersquatting activity appears to be explained by the recent expansion of

WIPO – UDRP: Monumental win for Moncler

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a luxury fashion sportswear company obtained the transfer of 50 domain names incorporating its trade mark, which were being used to point to websites either offering counterfeit products for sale or containing pay-per-click links to

WIPO / US : UDRP gets personal

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name consisting of a personal name for failure to prove common law or unregistered trade mark rights in the name. The Complainant was Kait Robinson, a young

WIPO: A not so “cristal” clear case of cybersquatting

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name confusingly similar to a trade mark for failure to prove that it was registered for its trade mark value as opposed to its generic or descriptive

WIPO: Pay attention to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a panel denied the transfer of a domain name and went on to make a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH), even though the Respondent did not specifically ask for such relief. The Complainant

WIPO: Negotiations on a New Treaty on Geographical Indications start

Government officials from around the world are gathering in Geneva for a diplomatic conference to negotiate a new treaty on geographical indications. Hogan Lovells partner Constanze Schulte reports from Geneva on the first day of the negotiations. Government officials from around the world are meeting in Geneva as from yesterday for the Diplomatic Conference for