This site is a re-launch of the original UDRPLaw.net, a website dedicated to information about the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and internet domain name law.
It was created in 2001 by a law student at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis who was working as a law clerk at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) assisting them with their trademarks, licensing, and Internet issues. This experience enabled him the opportunity to draft domain name disputes, assist with trademark protection, the cease and desist campaign, contracts, and litigation.
At the time the site initially launched, the UDRP was a fairly new thing, and there were no great resources for collective input or wisdom on the new policy.
The newly launched and revitalized website will be a blog with very experienced attorneys in the area of intellectual property and domain names can post and comment about cases and outcomes. It will be a constantly growing source of collective information on UDRP, and we might even see some heated discussion.
In researching the original purpose, UDRPLaw really seemed a labor of love – with the objective to provide a one-stop location on the Internet for information on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), trademark issues, Internet law, domain name disputes, monitoring, registration and legal news. The original operator of UDRPLaw.net felt that a service could be provided by creating a central location for lawyers, law students, domain name registrants, corporations, and individuals to learn about the UDRP, search decisions, or monitor sites.
The original operator has continued work in the field of internet law but had to suspend operating this site due to time constraints, so it was ‘off the air’ for a number of years.
The original UDRPlaw.net was a work in process, but was a site that was informative and useful to the community. This ‘relaunch’ will continue that honorable tradition of being a collection of wisdom and opinion which will be an ongoing work in progress.
I would appreciate any input from the legal community, trademark holders, corporations, interested individuals, and law students.
If you have any suggestions, questions, or advice for the site, please feel free to send an e-mail.
- admin [at] udrplaw.net