The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a policy that governs most domain names when a complaint is filed.
In most instances, when someone registers a domain name through an accredited registrar (for example, GoDaddy.com), he or she agrees to submit to arbitration in the event that a dispute arises concerning the domain name (like who really owns it). The UDRP tells us what the whether someone is entitled to get a domain name transferred to him or her from its owner.
Domain name disputes through arbitration are generally faster and less expensive than bringing a lawsuit in court. A domain name dispute using the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) can take about 50 days from the date the complaint is filed to the date the decision is made. That is significantly fewer days than a lawsuit. Because the length of the arbitration process is short and generally includes only written briefs (no oral arguments), legal fees for UDRP disputes are usually significantly less than lawsuits.
Forward Mark counsels and represents clients in UDRP proceedings, including filing or responding to a complaint. UDRP proceedings usually take about 50 days from the filing date to the decision. Contact us to find out how we can help you and to get a flat-fee quote.