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Sunrise Challenges in .info


 

Challenge Filing Guidelines

The Sunrise Challenge Period ended on December 26, 2001. No further Challenges (with the exception of Challenges of Last Resort filed by Afilias) will be accepted after that date.

 

Response Filing Guidelines

A Response must be submitted in hardcopy (with annexes) by postal or courier service and in electronic form (without annexes) via the Internet using the Response form provided by WIPO.

When the online Response form is submitted, a copy is sent automatically via the Internet to the e-mail address provided in the Response for the Challenger. Furthermore, the Respondent receives an automatic confirmation message both on-screen and per e-mail to the address it has provided in the form. The confirmation message contains the full text of the Response as received by the Center. This text can be printed and used as the hardcopy to be submitted, together with attached trademark certificates, to the Center and the Challenger.

The hardcopies must be sent as follows:

  • One signed original and two copies of the Response and all attachments by postal or courier service (postage pre-paid and return receipt requested) to:
  • WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
    34 chemin des Colombettes
    1211 Geneva 20
    Switzerland
     

  • One hard copy of the Response and all attachments by postal or courier service (postage pre-paid and return receipt requested) to the Challenger using the preferred contact details provided in the Challenge.

There is no need to send the Response to the Registrar or to the Registry.

The information to be included in the Response is described in Paragraph 5(d) of the Rules. The Response form contains specific fields for all elements to be included in the Response. Together with the hardcopy, the Respondent must submit an original or a certified copy of a trademark or service mark certificate demonstrating its compliance with the sunrise registration conditions (Paragraph 4(c) of the Policy, Paragraph 5(d)(i) of the Rules). Copies must have been certified by the Trademark Office with which the trademark is registered. If any of the submitted certificates is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation into English.

All payments to be made in connection with sunrise disputes shall be effected online by providing the necessary credit card information in the Respondent payment form. For further information about fees, see the Schedule of Fees and Paragraph 13 of the Rules.

For further information, please consult the WIPO Guide to the Afilias Sunrise Registration Challenge Policy for .info.

 

CLR Response Filing Guidelines

Challenges of Last Resort (CLR) refer to Challenges initiated by the Registry, Afilias Limited, after the conclusion of the Sunrise Challenge Period. Such Challenges are numbered "Dinfo2002-*****-0001". Respondents to Challenges of Last Resort must use the CLR Response Form and the CLR Respondent Payment Form.

A Response must be submitted in hardcopy (with annexes) by postal or courier service and in electronic form (without annexes) via the Internet using the CLR Response form provided by WIPO.
When the online CLR Response form is submitted, a copy is sent automatically via the Internet to the Challenger, Afilias Limited. Furthermore, the Respondent receives an automatic confirmation message both on-screen and per e-mail to the address it has provided in the form. The confirmation message contains the full text of the Response as received by the Center. This text can be printed and used as the hardcopy to be submitted, together with attached trademark certificates, to the Center and the Challenger, Afilias Limited.

The hardcopies must be sent as follows:

  • One signed original and two copies of the Response and all attachments by postal or courier service (postage pre-paid and return receipt requested) to:
  • WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
    34 chemin des Colombettes
    1211 Geneva 20
    Switzerland
     
  • One hard copy of the Response and all attachments by postal or courier service (postage pre-paid and return receipt requested) to the Challenger using the preferred contact details provided in the Challenge.

There is no need to send the Response to the Registrar.

The information to be included in the Response is described in Paragraph 5(d) of the Rules. The CLR Response form contains specific fields for all elements to be included in the Response. Together with the hardcopy, the Respondent must submit an original or a certified copy of a trademark or service mark certificate demonstrating its compliance with the sunrise registration conditions (Paragraph 4(c) of the Policy, Paragraph 5(d)(i) of the Rules). Copies must have been certified by the Trademark Office with which the trademark is registered. If any of the submitted certificates is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation into English.

All payments to be made in connection with sunrise disputes shall be effected online by providing the necessary credit card information in the CLR Respondent payment form. For further information about fees, see the Schedule of Fees and Paragraph 13 of the Rules.

For further information, please consult the WIPO Guide to the Afilias Sunrise Registration Challenge Policy for .info.

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