The Czech Republic's resolute court for domain disputes


Petra Korejzova

Given the increasing importance of brand power in everyday business, especially for commercial companies on the Internet, domain name registrations are becoming more desirable

As a result, domain name disputes are on the rise.

A particular feature of these disputes is the need to solve them promptly—in the rapidly changing Internet world, days and weeks can make a vital difference. This means that for most domain disputes, the normal procedures in a general court are too slow, rigid and cumbersome.

In the Czech Republic, an alternative process that deals with domain name disputes has existed since 2004. The arbitration proceeding, conducted through the Arbitration Court, which is attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, saves time and money for both parties.

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