World Intellectual Property Organization

Legal Rights Objection E-Filing Guidelines

(Annex B to WIPO Rules for New gTLD Dispute Resolution)

The following filing guidelines apply to Objections and Responses filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the Center) under ICANN’s New gTLD Dispute Resolution Procedure including the World Intellectual Property Organization Rules for New gTLD Dispute Resolution for Existing Legal Rights Objections ("WIPO Rules for New gTLD Dispute Resolution").

Email Size (email communications)

Unless approved beforehand by the Center, the size of any one email communication (including attachments) transmitted to the Center in connection with any Legal Rights Objection proceeding shall not exceed 10 MB (ten megabytes). For documentation exceeding 10 MB, files may be "split" across multiple email communications, subject to the total file size limits detailed below.

Total File Size (objection/response)

The total size of an objection or response (including any annexes) filed in relation to a Legal Rights Objection proceeding shall not exceed 50 MB (fifty megabytes); in exceptional circumstances this limit may be exceeded, where approved beforehand by the Center.

Individual File Size Limit (email attachments)

Unless approved beforehand by the Center, the size of any individual file (such as a document in Word, PDF or Excel format) transmitted to the Center in connection with any Legal Rights Objection proceeding shall not exceed 10 MB (ten megabytes). For documentation exceeding 10 MB, and subject to the total file size limits detailed above, files may be "split" into an appropriate number of separate files or documents, each no larger than 10 MB.

Email Subject Heading

It is advised that the email subject heading for an Objection (including any annexes) or Response (including any annexes) should clearly identify the email e.g., as being either an “LRO Objection Filing” or an “LRO Response Filing”, as the case may be. Once an Objection is registered for processing by the Center, a case number will be assigned; it is advised that the email subject heading for case related communications include the relevant case number.

File Type (format)

Parties are encouraged to submit electronic files in a format that will be as universally accessible as reasonably possible; e.g., WORD (i.e., ".doc" or ".docx") or PDF. Parties should submit the pleadings themselves in WORD format; annexes and supporting evidence may be submitted in other formats.

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