Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cyber Squatting Dispute Resolution Services In India

Cyber squatting has increased significantly as per a recent statement by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). This shows the importance of domain names in today’s commercial and inter connected world.

Securing domain name protection in India is a very tedious and troublesome task as India has no domain name protection law as well as cyber squatting law. All cases of cyber squatting are dealt with under the trade mark act, 1999 of India. This is the main reason why domain name dispute resolution services in India are provided by few selective players only.

Technology has also introduced a novel element to dispute resolution. Now alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services are supplemented by online dispute resolution (ODR) methods. Technology disputes involving fields like Cyber Law, Cyber Security, Cyber Forensics, Technology Transfer, Cyber Squatting etc require Domain Specific and Highly Specialised Techno Legal Acumen, says Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner Perry4Law a New Delhi based and exclusive Techno Legal IP and ICT Law Firm of India.

However, there are very few technology related dispute resolution providers and ODR service providers in India. For instance, Perry4Law through Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is the exclusive techno legal ADR and ODR service provider of India. Although ODR services are provided by a few others as well in India yet none of them, except Perry4Law and PLTB, provide techno legal ODR services in India.

These initiatives of Perry4Law and PTLB assume significance as dispute resolution of cross border technology transactions would be one of the emerging trends in international commercial arbitration in India. Further, cross border technology transactions and dispute resolution may take lots of shape and requirements. These technologies related dispute resolution services would also need techno legal expertise that very selective individuals and organisations possess.

See Cyber Laws In India for more.

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