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UDRP Model Response and Filing Guidelines

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Center) has prepared a Model Response to serve as a guide for preparing a Response under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (Policy or UDRP), Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (Rules) and WIPO Supplemental Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (Supplemental Rules). The Model Response is available as a Word document or online form.

WIPO UDRP Respondents must file their response, including all annexes electronically. To facilitate your filing with the Center, the following Model Response options are available:

Using the Model Response as a basis for the preparation of a party's submission does not preclude the possibility of appointed Panel requesting additional information from the Respondent. In addition, it does not guarantee a Respondent's success on the merits.

In filing your UDRP Response with the Center:

  • The Response and all annexes should be submitted electronically copied to the Complainant. File size and format modalities are specified in Supplemental Rules Annex E.
  • If the Respondent is requesting a three-member Panel requiring a payment, the payment should be made to the Center as specified in Supplemental Rules Annex D. Payments made by credit card should only be made using the Center’s secure online payment facility. Please do not include any credit card information in the response or covering emails. For payment-related queries, please call +41 (0) 22 338 8247 or email domain.disputes@wipo.int.

Additional information

In addition to the UDRP, Rules, and Supplemental Rules referenced above, parties may also wish to consult the Legal Index of WIPO UDRP Panel Decisions and WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions.

Questions concerning the filing requirements may be sent by e-mail to arbiter.mail@wipo.int.

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