Domain name disputes over who has the right to a internet URL can be a major issue for many trademark owners. A good domain name is the life-blood of many businesses. However, a domain can sometimes be claimed by someone looking to exploit your goodwill. Kunkle Trademark and Legal can assist you in asserting and defending your rights in domain name disputes.
About Domain Name Disputes
When registering for a domain you must agree to certain conditions. This includes any disputes regarding the ownership of a domain will be resolved by a third party arbitrator such as the National Arbitration Forum. The UDRP and URS were both designed as faster and cheaper methods of resolving disputes over domain names. Under each of these systems, parties who believe that their trademark is being used as a domain name can petition an arbitration panel to have the domain stripped from the current holder. Additionally, in UDRP cases, the domain can be transferred to the petitioner.
Whether your mark is being abused or someone else is looking to abuse the domain name arbitration process, Kunkle Trademark and Legal can help you file and respond to domain name claims under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy (UDRP).
If you have been served with a complaint for a domain that you own, please keep in mind that you have only twenty (20) days to respond. Time is of the essence.