Preparing UDRP Complaints: Determining Registrant Rights, Providing Evidentiary Support of Bad Faith Registration and Use
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide trademark counsel with guidance for filing complaints under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP). The panel will discuss the factors that should be considered when preparing a complaint, including registrant rights and bad faith registration and use, and provide best practices for maximizing success when filing UDRP complaints.
- Considerations when preparing a UDRP complaint
- Rights and confusing similarity
- Interests in a domain name
- Bona fide offerings
- Non-commercial or fair use
- Bad faith registration and use
- Intent to sell
- Pattern of conduct
- Demonstrating disruption of competitor’s business
- Best practices for maximizing success when filing UDRP complaints
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors should counsel consider when determining how to address an infringing domain name?
- How can bad faith be demonstrated?
- What strategies should counsel employ to increase the likelihood of success when filing a UDRP complaint?
Sarah Bro, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery
Ms. Bro focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and trademark enforcement, as well as copyright, right of... | Read More
Ms. Bro focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and trademark enforcement, as well as copyright, right of publicity and domain name management. She assists clients with all stages of domestic and international trademark prosecution, and provides consultation with respect to the selection, clearance and enforcement of trademarks. Ms. Bro has extensive experience in the research, drafting and filing of documents with the USPTO, the TABB and the U.S. Copyright Office, and has a proven track record in recovering domain names through the UDRP and URS actions.Close
Jonathan D. Goins
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Mr. Goins’ practice is focused on establishing and enforcing IP rights for a wide range of clients in a variety... | Read More
Mr. Goins’ practice is focused on establishing and enforcing IP rights for a wide range of clients in a variety of industries including technology, new media, entertainment, consumer goods, fashion apparel and sports. With an “A to Z” transactional to litigation skill-set, he provides strategic advice in negotiating IP-related rights in multi-million dollar corporate deals; manages large-scale trademark and copyright portfolio registrations; advises on social media and Internet issues; and litigates cases involving trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.Close
Jamie E. Platkin
Ms. Platkin provides counsel on obtaining domestic and foreign trademark protection, develops strategies to protect IP... | Read More
Ms. Platkin provides counsel on obtaining domestic and foreign trademark protection, develops strategies to protect IP assets, and litigates trademark disputes before the TTAB, in federal court, and around the world with foreign counsel. Ms. Platkin routinely enforces trademarks on the Internet, including handling UDRP proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum and the World Intellectual Property Office, offering up-to-date counsel on social media issues, and providing strategic guidance on the new generic top-level (gTLD) domain name program.Close