EURid welcomes the WIPO Center

wipo1Owing to the addition of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center as an ADR provider from June 1, 2017, the ADR procedure for holders of a trademark, tradename, company name or other rights to dispute speculative and abusive .eu and .ею domain name registrations are expanding their filing options. EURid has willingly welcomed the WIPO Center, that will support the cases in all 24 official EU languages, along with the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) as a provider of EURid’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure.

The process will become much more convenient with the WIPO Center as the disputes can be handled and processed via email. WIPO is one of the most well-known organisations in IP services, policy, information and cooperation, acting as the global leader in the provision of domain name dispute resolution services under the WIPO-designed UDRP.

Geo Van Langenhove, EURid’s Legal Manager said, “We are very happy with how the ADR procedure has worked and developed since its inception in 2005. And while the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) has done a great job of handling the numerous cases that have been submitted between then and now, we are pleased to provide more choices for the end user with the addition of the WIPO Center as an ADR provider.” He further added, “The addition of the WIPO Center as an ADR provider adds more convenience for rights holders to an already efficient ADR procedure.”

Brian Beckham, Head of the WIPO Center’s Internet Dispute Resolution Section said, “The WIPO Center is delighted to provide domain name dispute resolution services for eu and .ею registrations. In addition to all generic top level domains (gTLDs) and new gTLDs, the WIPO Center provides dispute resolution services for some 74 country code top level domains under the WIPO ccTLD Program, including a number of European national registries. We look forward to applying this recognized experience for EURid.”

 

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