Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The new gTLDs and the resolution of trade mark disputes

Following ICANN's decision to permit new top-level domains pursuant to its New gTLD Program, and the likely explosion in the number of top-level domains ("TLDs"), it was anticipated that there would be competing claims to register new TLDs, particular by trade mark owners. Given the success of ICANN's earlier alternative dispute resolution system - the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") - ICANN decided to again make use of an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.

http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/ju_slr_v25_n2_a9

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