Letter of claim—abusive domain name registration (UDRP)
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Letter of claim—abusive domain name registration (UDRP)

[date]

Sent via [recorded delivery] [email] to [insert Registrant’s email address]

[Registrant’s name]

[Registrant’s address]

Re: [Disputed Domain Name]—unauthorised use of [Marks]

Dear [insert organisation name]

We represent [Client name], [describe the Client’s main business]. Our client is the proprietor of numerous registered trade marks including: [insert trade mark details including proprietor name, filing date, registration number, territory, classes covered, and mark details]. A copy of our client’s trade mark registrations and examples of usage are attached to this letter as Annex 1.

Our client has also generated significant goodwill in the following names: [insert details of trading brands, and evidence turnover figures, marketing spend, online and offline marketing activities, third party press etc. in relevant territories over a reasonable period prior to the registration of the disputed domain name (eg five years)]. Evidence of this is attached to this letter at Annex 2.

[Client name] also owns the Internet domain name [Client’s domain name](‘Client’s Domain’). [Insert details from analytics from your client’s website, including number of unique visitors per month or year, number of external link backs, Google page rank, Alexa ranking].

Collectively, we will refer to our client’s registered and unregistered rights above as our client’s ‘Marks’.

It has come to our attention that you are [supplying services] under the domain name [insert disputed domain name] (‘Disputed Domain Name’). The Disputed Domain Name is [identical OR

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