Overview of ICANN Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) -
A New Trademark Rights Protection Mechanism under New gTLDs
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee
With new gTLDs registry operators continuously rolling out new gTLDs to the market, the protection of trademark rights in cyberspace is becoming increasingly challenging. Among the more than 1,900 new gTLD applications received by ICANN, over 100 new gTLDs have been delegated and are going ' live" for registration by Internet users worldwide.
As domain name registration is on 'first-come, first-served" basis, it is expected that the expansion of the gTLD system will lead to an increase of disputes between a trademark rights holder and domain name registrant concerning the registration and use of a domain name in bad faith.
In addition to expanding the application of the well-developed ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) to cover new gTLDs, ICANN has also applied a new Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) to all new gTLDs. Under the URS, trademark rights holders may obtain a determination to shut down websites infringing their rights by suspending the resolution of the disputed domain names within a shorter period of time.
ADNDRC is one of the only two URS providers in the world, and the only one in Asia, designated by ICANN to administer URS proceedings.
This talk will introduce both the procedural and substantial issues of URS proceedings, showcasing the ADNDRC Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform via which trademark rights holders can file their URS complaints and manage the dispute resolution proceedings.
Mayer Brown JSM 18th Floor Conference Room 16-19/F Prince's Building 10 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong