Intellectual Property Law Question

Can I use a trademark to fight a cyber-squatter?

In some cases yes.  A trademark owner can bring a complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which if successful, can result in canceling, suspending, or transferring a domain name.

A UDRP proceeding requires filing a complaint before an administrative tribunal.  UDRP complaints are determined based on the following criteria:

i.) the domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the trademark owner has rights;

ii.) the domain name owner has no rights or legitimate interests in the domain;

iii.) the domain name was registered or is being used in bad faith.

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