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The Importance of Timing in Asserting Priority in a UDRP Dispute

Timing is a critical factor in determining whether a complainant satisfies its first and third UDRP requirements. When parties’ acquire their respective rights ultimately determines whether or not the complainant has standing to maintain an administrative proceeding and if it does whether it can prove bad faith registration. So, for example, an application to register […]

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Identity of Terms Within a String Do Not Add Up To Confusing Similarity

Paragraph 4(a)(i) of the Policy is not satisfied by simply showing that the trademark and the domain name bear a similarity of parts, unless it suggests the whole. Whether the domain name is “confusingly similar” to the trademark focuses on differences in the composition of the string of letters, words or numbers. Prefixes and suffixes […]

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