BrandShelter's versatile services include conflict management in domain disputes in cooperation with leading domain law experts.
The UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) or the URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension Systems) procedure are often applied to resolve domain disputes.
These are extra-judicial procedures created to more easily enforce claims of trademark owners against abusive domain registrations (domain grabbing, cybersquatting) internationally and thus to quickly transfer domain names to the rightful owner of the brand or mark.
BrandShelter will make use of competent lawyers in the respective country, if conciliation fails.
BrandShelter offers the following options:
The Takedown notice is an integral part of online brand protection. The owner of the domain is notified of alleged infringements and requested that the domain be either deleted or transferred to the owner of the mark.
This letter does not constitute an "official" legal step, but clearly shows to the owner that you have knowledge of the domain and a reaction is necessary. If the domain owner does not respond, usually a dissuasion (within Germany) or a URS / UDRP procedure is sought.
The dissuasion can counteract an illegitimate domain registration within Germany, if the Takedown notice has not been successful.
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BrandShelter can help you appeal to suspend domains with the help of a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) process with the assistance of our law partners.
The domain name in question must be identical or similar to a word mark, in which case the trade mark must be a valid registration currently in use or a trade mark which has already been clarified by a court decision or which is protected by a law or contract at the time of the filing of the complaint.
The domain owner can not have any rights or legitimate interests in the domain name, and the domain name must have been registered and used in bad faith in order for these procedures to be used.
BrandShelter enables the initiation of a domain transfer via a partners' law firm, specializing in internet law, with the help of a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Uniform Rapid Suspension (UDRP) procedure.
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a conciliation procedure introduced by the Internet Administration for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for resolving domain name disputes. The aim of the UDRP is to provide classic cases of domain grabbing or cybersquatting and, consequently, cases in which the trademark rights are clearly violated.
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The anonymous acquisition of an illegally registered domain is an out-of-court solution to a domain dispute where the buyer does not have to reveal his identity. Learn more about our acquisition services!
Schollmeyer & Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft GmbH is a law firm specializing in IT / IP law. Areas of expertise are, in particular, Internet, domain and telecommunications law, media law and industrial property rights.
BPM legal is an economic chancery with focus on consulting and representation in the fields of IP (Intellectual Property) and IT (Information Technology). The core competences of the lawyers are generally in Internet and e-commerce law, especially in trademark law, domain law, competition law, copyright and data protection.