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Survey of UDRP Multilingual Cases Eun-Joo Min WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Multilingual Domain Names: Joint ITU/WIPO Symposium December 6-7, 2001.

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1 Survey of UDRP Multilingual Cases Eun-Joo Min WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Multilingual Domain Names: Joint ITU/WIPO Symposium December 6-7, 2001

2 UDRP in multilingual context before IDNs D –Trademark: BØRSEN –Domain Name: borsen.com, boersen.com D –Trademark: PORCÃO –Domain Name: porcao.com

3 Applicability of UDRP Applicable to all.com..net,.org domain names, regardless of non- ASCII script second level domain nameICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement Registrar DN Registration Agreement Domain Name Registrant

4 You specifically acknowledge and agree that an MDN shall be considered a domain name for purposes of the Domain Name Dispute Policy and the provisions relating thereto in this Agreement. (VeriSign Service Agreement Version Number 6.0.)

5 UDRP Cases Currently applicable to IDN registered in VeriSign GRSs testbed – 24 cases filed with WIPO –13 cases decided (all in favor of complainant) –2 cases terminated –9 cases pending

6 Sampling of Disputed Domain Names.com com.com schöps.com.com fortunéo.com kværner.net.com. net.com chériefm.com rémycointreau.com rémy-cointreau.com.com

7 the domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the complainant has rights (UDRP, Para. 4(a)(i)) Domain Name.com com.com fortunéo.com Trademark ; tdctrade.com (Torinpu); Triumph (Raibudoa); livedoor FORTUNEO

8 (WIPO Case No. D ) –Parties: Sankyo Co., Ltd. v. Zhu Jiajun –Trademark: (Sankyo) –Concept: - three ; - together –Transliteration: Japanese - san kyo Chinese - san gong (Korean - sam gong) –Language of Proceedings: English –Panel: Korean

9 UDRP in multilingual context before IDNs D –Trademark: BØRSEN –Domain Name: borsen.com, boersen.com D –Trademark: PORCÃO –Domain Name: porcao.com

10 D –Complainants trademark : OILILY –Respondent: OI + LILY transliteration of the Korean word for cucumberand lily, respectively –Panel found Complainant failed to prove Respondent lacked legitimate interests in the domain name

11 Language of Proceedings (UDRP Rules, Para. 11) Language of the registration agreement, –Unless agreement otherwise between parties, –Unless specified otherwise in registration agreement, –Subject to Administrative Panels authority to determine otherwise

12 Language of Proceedings.com - English Com - Japanese.com - English schöps.com - English.com - Japanese.com - English fortunéo.com - English kværner.net - English.com - English.com - Chinese. net - Japanese.com - English.com - Korean. com - Chinese chériefm.com - English rémycointreau.com - English rémy-cointreau.com - English.com - English

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14 Panelists Multilingual Expert in the use of non-ASCII characters Familiar with local laws

15 Domain Name Language of Nationality of Proceedings Panel.comEnglishKorean.comEnglishChinese comJapaneseJapanese.comEnglishChinese schöps.comEnglishGerman.comJapaneseJapanese.comEnglish Chinese.comEnglishBritish (Pres.) Chinese, Singaporean fortunéo.comEnglishCanadian kværner.netEnglishSwede

16 WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center as Dispute Resolution Service Provider Parties from 93 countries 250 panelists from 50 different countries UDRP proceedings currently administered in 9 different languages Case managers from 24 countries

17 Up-to-date Information Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service –http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/ List of UDRP Decisions –http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/


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