EPDP for Specific Curative Rights Protections for IGOs
|EPDP for Specific Curative Rights Protections for IGOs|
|Issue Areas:||Intellectual Property|
The EPDP for Specific Curative Rights Protections for IGOs was created as part of the IGO work track of the PDP Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs (PDP-RPM). The review of rights protection mechanisms raised an "admittedly rare" issue specific to international governmental organizations, where:
(i) an IGO has prevailed in a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) or Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding; and
(ii) the losing registrant files suit in a court of competent jurisdiction; and
(iii) the IGO successfully claims immunity from the jurisdiction of that court; then
(iv) the original UDRP or URS panel decision is to be set aside.
The EPDP charter addresses this question, and builds on the original charter addendum for an IGO work track from PDP-RPM.