WIPO Center Launches Domain Name Dispute Resolution Services for .BR (Brazil)
As of November 12, 2010, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is providing domain name dispute resolution services for .BR (Brazil) pursuant to the Regulamento Do Sistema Administrativo De Conflitos De Internet Relativos a Nomes De Domínios Sob ".Br" (.BR Policy) and the Regras do Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação da OMPI para o Regulamento Do Sistema Administrativo De Conflitos De Internet Relativos a Nomes De Domínios Sob “.Br” (WIPO Rules for .BR).
The .BR Policy is inspired by the UDRP but also imports several modifications specific to expressed local needs. For example, in addition to relevant trademarks, the .BR Policy incorporates protection for certain other types of rights protected in Brazil, including commercial and other names.
The .BR Policy also features a paperless process, including provision in the WIPO Rules for .BR for e-filing with appropriate safeguards.