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Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure E-Filing Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to the Complaint, Response, and all Replies filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the WIPO Center) under ICANN’s Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (TM PDDRP) including the TM PDDRP Rules and the WIPO Center Supplemental Rules for TM PDDRP.

Email size (email communications)

Unless approved beforehand by the WIPO Center, the size of any one email communication (including attachments) transmitted to the WIPO Center in connection with any TM PDDRP 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 (complaint/response)

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

Individual file size (email attachments)

Unless approved beforehand by the WIPO Center, the size of any individual file (such as a document in Word, PDF or Excel format) transmitted to the WIPO Center in connection with any TM PDDRP proceeding shall not exceed 10 MB (ten megabytes). For documentation exceeding 10 MB, and subject to the total file size limited 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 a Complaint or Response (including any annexes) should clearly identify the email (e.g. as being either a “TM PDDRP Complaint” or a “TM PDDRP Response” as the case may be). Once a Complaint is registered for processing by the WIPO 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 possible (e.g. .doc, .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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