Domain Name Dispute Resolution: the UDRP, ccTLDs, and Related Policy Updates

Since its adoption in 1999, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has been used by brand owners nearly 50,000 times to recover or disable infringing Internet domain names in generic top-level domains (gTLDs) like .COM and .NET. Many operators of country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) have also adopted procedures based on the UDRP in order to manage domain name disputes in their TLDs. The UDRP and these related procedures remain among the most valuable tools at a brand owner’s disposal to combat cybersquatting and online infringement in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

Please join us for a webinar that will explore how brand owners can use the UDRP and similar mechanisms to protect their trademarks in the domain name space, while learning about recent and upcoming Internet policy developments that may impact the UDRP going forward. Specific topics will include:

  • Brief overview of the UDRP, including eligibility criteria, filing procedures, and the decision process;
  • Recent UDRP filing trends, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Review of similar procedures available in certain ccTLDs, including the latest changes to how ccTLDs manage domain name disputes;
  • Discussion of the value of the UDRP and related procedures as a key element of a digital brand enforcement program; and
  • Impact of recent and upcoming policy issues affecting the UDRP, including the implementation of GDPR and the upcoming UDRP review as an element of ICANN’s comprehensive Rights Protection Mechanism Review.

Brian J. Winterfeldt, Founder and Principal, Winterfeldt IP Group, PLLC


  • Griffin Barnett, Winterfeldt IP Group
  • Brian Beckham, World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Fred Felman, Appdetex
  • Crews Gore, Fox Corporation
  • Rick McMurtry, WarnerMedia

CLE credit pending in California and New York.

Email us to register: events@winterfeldt.law

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