UDRP Response – WIPO

UDRP Response is a reply or response by the respondent to the complaint filed against him by some complainant with WIPO as UDRP Complaint. When a person buy a domain he becomes a signatory of the agreement with the Registrar. The buyer of domain is called Registrant and the company or the domain services provider is called the Registrar. According to the Registrant’s agreement with the Registrar the Registrant must submit to the administrative proceeding. Under UDRP Policy and Rules the person who file a complaint is called Complainant and the person against whom the complaint is filed is called the Respondent. The Respondent has 20 days from the date of commencement of the administrative proceeding to submit a Response in terms of Paragraph 5(a) of the UDRP Rules, the Respondent must file its Response within 20 days of the commencement of the administrative proceeding.

If the Respondent does not file its Response the Respondent will be considered in default.

The Response has to be prepared and filed under the WIPO filing guidelines designed and prescribed by WIPO

The Response is not required to be certified or notarized and  no initial fee is required for the submission of a response however the only time a fee has to be paid by the Respondent is when the Complainant chooses to have the case decided by a single Panelist, but the Respondent prefers to have the case decided by three Panelists. In such cases, the applicable fee is shared equally between the Complainant and the Respondent.

Under the UDRP Rules, a Response must be submitted electronically including all annexes to it.

Intellectual Property Logium assists in filing Response to Complaints under UDRP.

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