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EURid and EUIPO tackle cybersquatting and bad faith domain name registrations
20/05/2019
As part of collaboration between EUIPO and EURid, the registry manager of the .eu and .ею country code top-level domains, a new service has just been launched, which allows rights holders and applicants to opt-in to receive alerts as soon as a .eu or .ею domain name identical to their EUTM application is registered. The representatives of the two organisations signed a relevant letter of collaboration on 19 May 2019 in Boston, USA.

The new service envisages the possibility for rights holders and applicants to opt-in to receive alerts as soon as a .eu or .ею domain name identical to their EUTM application is registered and consequently to take appropriate action much more quickly than if they had to conduct a search themselves.

ECTA had identified the problem of cybersquatting and bad faith domain name registrations (whereby squatters were registering domains identical to the EUTMs which had just been filed, within minutes after the publication of the application) and recurrently raised this issue at the regular EUIPO-ECTA bilateral meetings as well as through ECTA representatives in EURid.

ECTA therefore warmly welcomes the launching of the new service and looks forward to further joint projects of EUIPO and EURid.

Please read the EUIPO press release
HEREand EURid press release HERE.
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