The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Center) offers services for the resolution of commercial disputes between private parties involving intellectual property through procedures other than court litigation. Prominent among these disputes in recent years have been those arising out of bad-faith registration and use of Internet domain names corresponding to trademark rights. The administrative mechanism for resolving such disputes is embodied in WIPO¿s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
This very useful book reprints forty-five UDRP decisions rendered by WIPO Center panels between 1999 and 2003. These decisions represent the general trends as well as particular issues in the growing jurisprudence in the important area of Internet domain name rights, and their presentation here will provide practical guidance on the substantive issues and procedural mechanics of the UDRP. The decisions have been selected on the following criteria:
principal substantive issues resolved by WIPO panels;
typical procedural issues arising in UDRP cases; and
diversity of domain names, parties and panelists.
This approach offers practitioners an invaluable understanding of the trademark issues arising out of the domain name registration system, as well as guidance and insight into how to file or defend a WIPO UDRP case. Practical features include key issues listed at the top of each decision, a chronological index, a topical index of issues covered by the decisions, and annexes providing legal source materials, the WIPO Model Complaint and Response, and an off-print of the online legal index of WIPO UDRP decisions made available by the WIPO Center.
This collection will be of great value to trademark holders, in-house counsel, intellectual property and IT law practitioners, Internet entrepreneurs, domain name registrants, and students of dispute resolution.
1. Introduction 2. Administrative Panel Decisions 2000 3.
Administrative Panel Decisions 2001 4. Administrative Panel Decisions 2002 5.
Administrative Panel Decisions 2003 6. Annexes A–F 7. Decisions by Issues 8.