What does the law say, and how can you use the Complaints Board for Domain Names?
This course gives you an overview of the law, that regulates disputes (disagreements) about registration and use of .dk domain names, and how the Complaints Board for Domain Names decides on the disputes. During the course, you will learn the Complaints Board's most important practice in the areas, that are mentioned.
Registration and use of domain names can give rise to disputes between registrants and others, who believe that a given domain registration is in violation of their right. These disputes can arise, when a registered domain name corresponds to the trademark, business identity, company name or personal name of others. It can also occur, when someone has a significant interest in being able to use a particular domain name. For example, if the domain name is registered by a registrant who do not use it, or who only maintains the registration of the domain name for resale or rental purposes.
The Complaints Board for Domain Names is an independent complaints board, which can handle disputes between registrants and third parties regarding the registration and use of .dk domain names. It costs a modest appeal fee to have a case processed by the Appeals Board. If your appeal is upheld, you will receive a refund of the appeal fee. This makes the Appeals Board an attractive forum for resolving disputes about .dk domain names, and the Appeals Board makes decisions in several hundred cases each year. Only a few decisions are subsequently brought before the courts.
Clement Salung Petersen is head of secretariat in the Complaints Board for Domain Names and law professor at the University of Copenhagen.
09.00-09.05: Welcome and introduction
09.05-09.45: Domain disputes regarding trademarks, business characteristics, company names and personal names
10.00-11.00: Section 25 of the Domain Act on good domain name practice and the prohibition against registering and maintaining registrations of domain names solely for the purpose of resale or rental.
11.15-12.00: The Complaints Board for Domain Names - what can you use it for?
The course is targeted at people who work with domain names, lawyers, corporate lawyers, trademark advisers and others who need insight into domain name law.
Date: May 25th, 2021
Address: The course will be streamed online. Link will be sent to participants.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the course title, your name and possibly company name.