The World Intellectual Property Organization (the “WIPO Center”) and ICANN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the WIPO Center as a Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (Trademark PDDRP) service provider.
The WIPO Center is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property, and is well known to the Internet community as an established Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) provider.
As previously announced, ICANN appointed The Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) as Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (Trademark PDDRP) service providers. The appointment process is similar to that of appointing UDRP providers in which consideration is given to achieving competitive provisioning and geographical spread of providers.
View the WIPO Center Trademark PDDRP Memorandum of Understanding [PDF, 314 KB]
View the Trademark PDDRP RFP [PDF, 158 KB]
Learn more about the Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure [PDF, 181 KB]
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